One of the most important things to a parent is creating the best learning environment for their children. Helping to build sustainable study habits and providing access to the most effective instruction is a large part of parental planning from the moment pre-school starts. Even though parents are responsible for providing the best possible scenario to educate their children, it’s still up to the child to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them. Training in Jiu-Jitsu can help keep kids motivated to succeed in every part of their lives, including the classroom.
Rules Are Rules.
Jiu-Jitsu is an art and a discipline. To use the more creative aspects of Jiu-Jitsu, you have to learn the rules to succeed. It’s a process that reveals the need for order before creativity. Understanding that there are rules to follow for success on the mat is an easy concept for kids to apply in the classroom. Assignments must be completed, and tests must be taken to prove proficiency. Seeing how these concepts translate to earning the next belt can be the catalyst to applying those same principles to schoolwork.
Knowing Is Half the Battle.
The boost of confidence that comes with learning something new is hard to match. Using newly acquired knowledge to win or find an advantage can inspire the next level of learning. When you know you are capable of what you put your mind to, it’s easier to make up your mind to keep learning. Being capable of physical progress implies that your mind can progress as well. This knowledge that you are capable of developing is exactly what any parent wants for their child.
You Can’t Fail if You Don’t Give Up.
Jiu-Jitsu is about tenacity and adaptivity. At the end of the day, that’s all education is really about. If you lose a match, you don’t quit or wallow in defeat. You pick yourself up, try to understand what you’ve learned, and keep going. Being curious and tenacious are qualities that breed success in every venue, from the studio to the schoolhouse.
Ascendant Martial arts in Regina makes education a priority. We understand that without knowledge, there is no progress. Contact us to see how learning Jiu-Jitsu can teach your child how to succeed in the classroom and create a habit of excellence.