Back to school
August is a really special month for kids, for lots of reasons. Probably the biggest one is that they’ll go back to school, see their friends again, or even make new ones. It’s a moment that is filled with happiness and joy, for most kids. Unfortunately, for some others it might be filled with anxiety and fear, which may lead to low self-esteem, lack of confidence and depression. These kids might suffer from a problem that is present in our society: Bullying.
Why does it happen?
There are many reasons that can lead to the practice of bullying, like personality issues, seek of attention, or simply an easy way out from their inner conflicts that they don’t know how to deal with it yet. Kids that usually get bullied are the ones who are seen as an easy target from others. It’s hard to see a bully picking on somebody that has a lot of confidence.
Gracie Barra Against Bullying
Gracie Barra’s #1 mission is to bring Jiu-Jitsu for everyone.
That is due to the fact that we believe that if everyone trained Jiu-Jitsu, the world would be a better
place, since it has lots of benefits to add to a person’s life. Besides being the proven best Self Defense Martial Art, BJJ practitioners build a lot of confidence, get in better shape and learn how to deal with everyday struggles with the experiences they face when they’re training.
Teaching Kids Jiu-Jitsu so they can deal with Bullies is not just about grappling moves they can use when they get attacked. It’s about giving them so much self-confidence in their skills and what they’re capable of, that they won’t have problems standing up by themselves if someone threatens them. Learning Jiu-Jitsu, they won’t be seen as the former easy targets, and if they ever get to fight a Bully, they’ll know how to protect themselves without getting hurt.
Gracie Barra has the strongest Kids BJJ Program in the world, and we have made a huge impact on these kids lives. It goes from being able to stop being bullied, to winning the World Championship; Helping overweight kids get in shape, introspective kids improve their social skills, and teach discipline and respect for kids who might need it.
Therefore, the biggest benefit that GB has is that we help Parents on the mission of creating amazing citizens in the future. We believe that if everyone trained Jiu-Jitsu, the world would be a better place.
Here’s a really cool video from GB San Clemente on how Gracie Barra helps on the fight against Bullying in our society!