There’s new classes being added to the schedule of EGA. Children’s BJJ Classes. Over the past few weeks Fishkill Jiu Jitsu has added Kid’s Classes into it’s Schedule. Evolution Grappling Academy has added the classes due to a large inquiry about teaching kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Fishkill. The Kid’s class curriculum will focus on the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ’s effectiveness has been displayed in a combat-tested, REAL environment. Unfortunately, many Karate schools are more concerned with teaching kids “Just-for-Kicks” as they say. At EGA Fishkill Jiu Jitsu , we strongly feel that this Just for Kicks Martial Arts approach doesn’t suitably supply children with the proper tools and knowledge of how to effectively defend themselves. In Today’s day and age, Bullying is easier and much more prevalent then ever before, due to a surplus of outlets where kids interact(school, camp, internet, recreational sports, etc.). There are many, many reasons why you should begin your child on their Martial Arts journey, but Self-Defense is a very important one.
One of the core principles in the philosophy of Evolution Grappling Academy (EGA)is EFFECTIVENESS. Effectiveness in a Self-Defense scenario rather than a point sparring or Just for Kicks scenario. Many of today’s “Commercial” Karate schools or Tae Kwon Do schools have turned more of their attention to your hard earned money(Sparring gear that’s occasionally used, upgraded “Blackbelt Membership”, etc.) and less towards the value and effectiveness of its curriculum and product(How to defend a takedown, How to properly throw a punch, etc.). Fishkill Jiu Jitsu maintains that our goal is first, and foremost to provide an environment where children can have fun, get great exercise, and build confidence all while being supplied with the skills needed to defend themselves.
The Children’s BJJ classes at EGA Martial Arts offer a well-rounded curriculum for kids todefend themselves in any situation. While standing on your feet or with your back on the ground against an attacker, these classes are designed to help children understand how an attacker may approach them and what exactly to be aware of. Scenarios such as a bully pushing your child from the front, assailant trips them from the back or if they are tackled are just some of the techniques that will be covered. Aside from Self-Defense, the classes have a wide variety of Dynamic Stretches(movement stretches) and Jiu Jitsu related games that tie into the techniques. Dynamic Stretching is a very beneficial way of stretching through a series of exercises while moving. It’s a great way to help kids exercise and focus without them losing their attention span. The Jiu Jitsu games are centered towards having fun while incorporating the techniques that are being taught.
As Olympic Silver Medalist Matt Lindland said “Let’s be real, Jiu Jitsu is the most effective form of Self-Defense for kids.”
If you’re interested in the kids Martial Arts classes in Fishkill at EGA or would like more information, stop in today, or call 845-214-8134.