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Martial arts are an effective educational tool that contributes directly to the harmonious development of children and adolescents. Our Brazilian Jiu-jitsu program is structured in a way that it helps to build discipline, respect and confidence.
Our programs are also structured in a way that will assist our young students in integrating physical activities as part of their life habits. Children as young as 3 years of age can participate in our classes.
As part of their training program, all students participate in a seminar to progress toward a black belt while at the same time recognizing them for their efforts, dedication and perseverance.
All of our instructors are certified and abide by the KTK code of ethics which ensures children are taught in a fun yet balanced manner.
Students have opportunities to develop leadership skills through an instructor developmental program. This opportunity has been proven to effectively increase our students’ public speaking skills as well as their ability to lead a class.
In addition, for those who wish to pursue further athletic development, they can participate in the competition team, which would enable them to participate in Bjj competitions.
3 to 5 Years – Little Ninjas
Introduction to martial arts
- Basic mastery of key skills such as coordination and concentration. Key aspects of discipline, respect and courtesy are reinforced though creative learning and various martial arts techniques applicable to their age.
- Once children are 6 years of age, they can join the specific Jiu-Jitsu program for kids – see below
6 years – Beginners
- Skills: Learning Jiu-Jitsu techniques as a self-defence system in a close combat situation. Structured to develop self-confidence through self-defense techniques and values such as learning, fellowship, respect and perseverance
- Athletism: Introduction to activities to develop speed and agility.
- Competitions: Introduction to local competitions, including the prestigious KTK Jiu-Jitsu Cup
Gray to yellow belts
- Skills: Mastery of effort and perseverance and of more advanced self-defence and combat skills through a structured curriculum.
- Athletism: Introduction to activities that develop speed, agility and strength.
- Competitions: Provide learning opportunities and valuable experience – in spite of outcomes – through regional competitions.
- Skills: Mastery of advanced Jiu-Jitsu principles and application of Jiu-Jitsu techniques in the context of self-defence and combat through a structured curriculum.
- Athletism: Mastery of speed, cardio, strength and endurance.
- Leadership: Opportunity to develop leadership skills though an internal junior teaching instructor program.
- Competitions: Opportunity to participate in competitions at a higher level.