Here at Gracie Barra Yeovil we want to help Juniors & Teens develop into mentally and physically strong young Men and Women. We take individuals with little or no previous experience in Martial Arts and enrol them within a professional, welcoming and encouraging environment that develops their character. The program is specifically designed for this age group as it supports them through such a crucial part of their lives. As a contact sport, Jiu-Jitsu provides a challenging, yet safe environment for an individual to learn how to positively deal with stress and know to set and achieve goals, two crucial life skills.
Do You Want Your Junior/Teen To Take Up A New Hobby/Sport?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great sport for kids in this age range, not only will it give them a new hobby, it will give them something to focus on outside of school. This is also a great sport for kids that don’t enjoy the ‘traditional’ sports such as football and rugby.
Could Your Junior/Teen Have Better Levels Of Focus?
Within classes, students are required to learn and practice techniques. To fully understand the technique and to be able to perform it, they must focus and concentrate on the coach to pick up they key points. This helps to develop the habit of concentration and focus to learn; this habit will cross over in to all other areas of their life.
Would You Like Your Junior/Teen To Keep Active?
Statistically kids become less and less active the older they get. Training Jiu-Jitsu gives kids a fun and enjoyable way to stay active and improve their fitness. Your son/daughter will make new friends and learn about the belt system which will motivate them to continue training and keep active.
Perhaps Your Junior/Teen Is A Little Bit Shy?
We know just how daunting it can be to walk into a Martial Arts School (Especially for some 10-15 year olds). That is why we have created a welcoming, friendly and encouraging environment that allows for an easy integration into our classes.
Would You Like Your Son/Daughter To Learn Invaluable Life Skills?
Through our program Juniors/Teens learn how to cope with pressure in a positive way. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also a great form of stress relief, which is very beneficial for kids within this age range. Through the belt system, your son/daughter will develop goal setting skills which will promote self esteem, confidence and achievement.
Would You Like Your Son/Daughter To Know Self Defense?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at is core is a Self Defence Martial Art. Your son/daughter will learn to neutralise confrontational situations by taking an aggressor to the ground where they can control the individual. When children are confident that they can protect themselves, they are then able to verbally stand their ground and are less likely to get into a physical altercation altogether. This is also an invaluable life skill.