Jiu-Jitsu Is Effective For All Ages

I doubt she is a world champion like the video claims but she does the job well enough.  I would say Dad taught her the Rear Naked Choke but forgot to tell her about tapping.  I think it is funny how she is only mildly concerned.  She calls out "Mom!" like "Dad’s playing dead again".  All of my children will be learning BJJ for their self defense.  My oldest daughter isn’t to excited.  Maybe I should show her this video?  Then again lets not give her any ideas, just yet.  What this video really demonstrates is the effectiveness of BJJ for all ages.  Even a full sized man can’t evade a well placed Rear Naked Choke.  The girls doesn’t have strength on her side she has technique.  After all isn’t that what BJJ is about?  The little guy having a even chance with the big one?  I’m sure some would say he could have slammed her around if he was a real attacker.  I’m not to sure about that.  It came on fast and he seemed to think he had time.  By the time he realized it was too late the lights were going out.  I myself have been caught in a ankle lock by a 40lb student at my school.  Everyone has their a Achilles heel.  BJJ just gives you a better chance of exploiting it.

Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Jiu Jitsu

My daughter was 5 when I tried to get her started in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu).  We would sit on the side line and watch.  Well, I would watch.  She wasn’t to interested.  I thought that after a while she might warm up to the other kids and join in.  After paying for 2 months of class and sitting on the side lines I decided this wasn’t working.  I gave up for a while.  Time passed and my daughter was ready to start kindergarten.  She loves school but has run into one of the usual troubles all little girls have to face, pesky boys.  I tried to explain to her that the boys rough behavior is their attempts to let her know they like her.  Of course my daughter was not convinced of that and wanted them to leave her along.  She complained that they could grab her arm or wrist and try to drag her away from her friends.  Suddenly the light came on and I saw my chance to introduce her to Jiu Jitsu.  We sat down together and I demonstrated the Single-Handed Wrist Grab and Two-Handed Wrist Grab.  They were easy to practice with her.  She was over come with delight when I explained to her how she should use them the next time one of the boys grabbed her to break their grip.  I also explained that she would not get in any trouble for using this to defend herself from their unwanted affections (which she still doesn’t believe is the case.  Icky-poo boys, who would like them.  Lets keep it that ways for a while anyway).

I applied Jiu Jitsu to a specific need she had.  Now she sees Jiu Jitsu in a whole new light.  I will continue to look for ways to sneak in techniques and training.  Given some more time we will try the kids class again.  If it takes this time, not only will she like it, she should have a head start on it.

I recommend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Theory and Technique by Renzo and Royler Gracie.  It has the wrist grabs and other basic techniques you can show your your future little champ.