Are you teaching, or will you teach Jiujitsu to you children?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Throatpoker, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Throatpoker

    Throatpoker Black Belt

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    I was talking about this with a couple of guys from the gym, and one of them told us he plays with his two year old son by doing cartwheels, rolls, and mock grappling. If I can keep up with my training, when I eventually have some kids of my own, it's going to be awesome to get to teach them basic stuff like armbars and RNCs.
     
  2. Calogero831

    Calogero831 Purple Belt

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    it would be awesome to get my future kids involved in BJJ. youll get a call from the principle sayin your preschooler just choked out his fellow classmate. then you come to pick him up form school give him a high five and ask for the details.
     
  3. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I teach second grade and I think every kid should learn jiu jitsu. In our jiu jitsu academy we have students ranging in age from six to sixty. I train with all of them. If taught properly, jiu jitsu could reduce bullying, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and build self discipline.
     
  4. -Montanha-

    -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    Both my kids train BJJ, and have competed. My two granddaughters have trained and competed. My 5 year old grand son was wearing his sister's Gi today, he will be training soon.......he loves Nick Diaz.
     
  5. The Colonel

    The Colonel Purple Belt

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    Absolutey I will teach my children and I will beat them with a bamboo cane if they don't learn the techniques quickly enough!

    Right now I'd like to teach my nephew, he is only 7 right now and already got really into karate (had no idea they had contact karate for little kids) but I want to make a grappler out of him! He kind of sucks at team sports and really hates basketball, but karate he just excels at strangely enough.
     
  6. steelshin666

    steelshin666 Orange Belt

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    My 5 yr old is a jiujitsu freak! I would like him to compete within the next few years. We are always gettig scolded by mom for rolling at any given minute. I think it is the best martial art to get young people into!
     
  7. blanko

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    i will expose them to it (if i ever have kids that is) but i don't think that i will ever "force" them
     
  8. Knots619

    Knots619 Orange Belt

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    i defently will expose my son or daughter to wrestling at a young age then later on in life i'll expose them to sub grappling. i think its important to be physicaly active and wrestling is a damanding sport, on top of that learning basic submissions could help them defend themselvs if needed
     
  9. qiksilverman

    qiksilverman Blue Belt

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    my kids will be little machines hahaha
     
  10. billytrek

    billytrek White Belt

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    My son is 5 and he loves grappling. He is taking a kid's jiu jitsu classes, which is a mix of striking, self defense and grappling. He is mostly focused the whole class, until grappling when 100% of his focus is on the grappling.
     
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    yodaman Brown Belt

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    When I have a kid, I will teach him the joo-jitsoo. It'd be a waste to have that knowledge and not spread it, you know?
     
  12. Arsenic

    Arsenic Orange Belt

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    if i have kids one day absolutely
     
  13. GroundWorkz

    GroundWorkz Blue Belt

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    My 7 year old son has been training in the Jits (lol hate that word) for roughly 2 years now. He's very laid back to BJJ but so am I. He's competed a few with mixed results but he gets a blast out of rooting his team mates on ;). We roll around the house a little bit. I mean like once a week? maybe less, I basically treat BJJ as a sport and want him 'around' but I never want to force him.

    To this day I can gladly say he loves going to practice 2 to 3 times a week. I've tried the 4 days a week or constant 3 times a week and he got burnt out quick and started to drag his feet to go. Since then we cut it back to 2 to 3 and he's happy to 'Hi Five' his mini buds in class before they roll. All smiles. :)
     
  14. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Should I have kids, absolutely I'll teach them. I hope my kids will be active, healthy, and morally responsible. I think Jiu Jitsu could do all this for them, as well as being a great way to bond with your kids.

    Should they not want to do Jiu Jitsu, that's just fine, so lond as they do something. That's the rule i was brought up with: if you're not doing something, you're working. By something I mean, music, athletics(of any kind really), or school.
     
  15. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Artemis BJJ Co-Founder

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    If I had kids, yeah, I'd like to get them into grappling: will see if my niece is at all interested in jiu jitsu when she gets older (kinda early to tell right now, as she's not even 6 months old yet :wink: ).

    On the subject of kids in grappling, there's a handy bit on the Bullshido FAQ on finding a school related to that:

     
  16. Primetyme199

    Primetyme199 Orange Belt

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    My 5 and 9 year old both take Jiu Jitsu.
     
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    jasond Purple Belt

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    My son (13 years old) has been training since July 2006 and has competed on several occasions. My daughter (15 years old) just started training a couple of weeks ago.
     
  18. Afrofeet

    Afrofeet Green Belt

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    I teach kids BJJ, Im a blue belt and I have about 10 kids on training. from 6 - 11 years old, I teach them breakfalls, rolls and some throws. I will start in a couple weeks withs some groundwork. The absolutely love it.
     
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    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    To complete my volunteer hours for highschool, I did (and still do) assist my instructor in teaching the kids classes at the academy.

    Best decision ever.
     
  20. pittfrog

    pittfrog Blue Belt

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    I help our 80 year old judo sensei with the kids Judo class. It's fun, and sometimes I sneak a lil jits in there.
     

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