They dont want their kids to be bullied in school or in the streets, and thinking whats the best way for them to be safe?
The answer is sign up your kids in a BJJ/Brazilian Martial Arts Class.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, aside from being popular as a mixed martial art, train kids valuable lessons that will be useful for the rest of their lives. Many Martial Arts have changed over the years but BJJ is being kept in its original form. One of the important things BJJ teaches is self defense. Kids are being taught on how to defeat the opponet without striking. One example is if a bully cornered your kid to fight him, your kid can use his new learned skill to immobilize the bully and hold him in a position that they can talk things out. This way no one gets hurt.
On the other side, if your kid is the bully and you are worried that it will make him think that he is tougher, not to worry, because BJJ teaches discipline.
BJJ is a humble sport and it is very important to be very disciplined. Your son will soon realize after signing up that he is not as tough as he thought he was. He would try many attemps but will fail and this would definitely humble him. The martial art of BJJ does not rely on personal strength thus teaches you techniques that defeats power size and strength. Your kids or teens will realize that it is easy to use the techniques that they have learned against bullies who are bigger and stronger than they are.
Parents sign up their kids to BJJ classes not only because of self defense and discipline, but also BJJ is a popular form of exercise.
So if you want your kids to learn how to defend themselves and be healthier, sign them up on a BJJ class near you.
Travis S. Lutter is an American mixed martial artist who won the The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. His UFC record, not including his exhibition wins on The Ultimate Fighter 4, is 2–4. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado. http://travislutter.com