Give Your Child The Most Life-Changing Gifts: Confidence, Discipline, Self-Defense and Personal Success

Without sacrificing loads of FUN!

Martial Arts classes normally make parents think of anti-bullying and self defense. The reality is it's WAY more than just that!

THE BENEFITS OF JIU-JITSU FOR KIDS ARE INCREDIBLE
Does your child struggle with any of these challenges?
For the most part your kids are awesome, but they don't listen well. Often you'll find yourself repeating things dozens of times before they'll actually do something. 
They're overly shy and lack the necessary self-esteem and self-confidence to reach their full potential in life. 
They're bright minded and smart, but they can't seem to focus in school or other activities. Some might have even mentioned those dreaded words "ADD" or "ADHD".
RAISING KIDS IS
NO EASY TASK
FORTUNATELY THERE'S AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION...
Did you know there is an incredibly effective, safe, reliable way for you as the parent to take charge and positively impact every facet of your child's life. 
It doesn't take therapy, harsh punishments or camouflaged manipulation to change your child's behaviour. 
Nope. It's in fact teaching your children self-discipline, self-awareness, mental fortitude, confidence and respect.
 
 It's done in a manner that empowers children while , promoting health and fitness, and teaching them humility.
You're probably asking, "what sorcery is this?"
Call it what you want, but this dear mom and dad is the power of martial arts classes!
WITH EVERY CLASS YOU'LL NOTICE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER GROWING IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT !
There is an incredibly effective, safe, reliable way for you as the parent to take charge and positively impact every facet of your child's life. It doesn't take therapy, harsh punishments or camouflaged manipulation to change your child's behaviour. Nope. It's in fact teaching your children self-discipline, self-awareness, mental fortitude, confidence and respect. It's done in a manner that empowers children while , promoting health and fitness, and teaching them humility.
Bullying can cause
life-long psychological damage

Bullied children suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, fear, and as a result - poor school grades. Their entire life (and their decision making) is plagued by the actions of bullies. 

Bullies focus on those who seem vulnerable (or scared), but martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids to be confident.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu builds not only physical strength, but also mental and emotional fortitude. Also by teaching self-respect, it helps kids truly believe in themselves, and this often makes them appear as unrewarding targets for bullies.

Channel your child's energy into positivity.

We've come to understand that children bully other children because they lack self-respect and confidence. They then seek a another child to bully who they perceive as weaker in order to boost their own sense self worth.  

This is why at Iron Grip we put a very strong emphasis on discipline and respect and through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, a bully can start seeing the error in their ways. 

The energy at our school shows kids that one cannot respect yourself if you do not respect others. 

Kids learn to FOCUS on the important stuff

With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training highlighting focus, that same focus will carry over to the classroom, to home and beyond. 

Thanks to our powerful curriculum, repetition and memorisation, kids learn in no time that they need focus to excel in our school. It's not forced upon them, they'll develop this need themselves as time progress.

 

We will teach them mental discipline by using special tools to avoid distractions as best possible.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Just over a year ago my wife and I wanted our son to start wrestling. The classes comprised of all age groups from about 4 to 21, he was turning 4 at the time, and although they tried very hard it just felt like he got lost between all of the kids. We also have a daughter but we did not want her to wrestle, she was 7 at the time.

 

We then took both our kids to the nearest Jiu-Jitsu School (Irongrip) to attend a free class to see what it was about and if they would enjoy it. The reason we ended up taking my daughter to class as well was the fact that Jiu-Jitsu focusses heavily on self-defence from the ground, it wasn’t just wrestling (i.e. overpower your opponent) it was more focused on technique so that a smaller/weaker opponent can beat a bigger/stronger opponent. How do I get my aggressor to submit / give up, instead of how can I pin his shoulders to the ground. Both my kids ended up loving it, my daughter even more so than my son. They are still doing it and loving it.

 

The classes have around 10 kids in them with between 2 to 3 coaches, so the kids do not get lost in class but get focused attention instead. Jiu Jitsu is by far the best out-of-school activity that my daughter has done (and she’s done most of them). Her confidence has gone from 1 out of 10 to 8. 

—  Morne Atterbury, Father & Student

MORE BENEFITS

Kids learn how to stand up for themselves.

Kids learn when aggression is OK, and when it's NOT.

Kids learn when aggression is OK, and when it's NOT.

Develop their physical fitness

Builds on their core strengths and show them how to believe in themselves

Physical focus = Mental focus

Consistent in-class reminders to focus, help them stay in the moment, avoiding distractions.

Martial arts teaching discipline and control, showing kids how to deal with negative emotions.

They learn real, practical self defense martial arts which one day could very well save their life.

Frequently asked questions

I don't want my child to become aggressive. Won't this martial art make them get into fights?


Simply put, NO. It seems counterintuitive, we know, but actually kids often become less aggressive/violent as a result of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Just like many sports, it’s a powerful method of channeling (and relieving) aggressive energy, while at the same time increasing respect and care for others.While we teach kids to be more tough and confident, it’s all in the name of self-defense and as a last resort – not as a weapon to attack.




My child is frightened at school – can Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu reduce their fear?


Yes. Many children who are afraid develop confidence after studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have confidence in their ability to defend themselves against bullies if they need to and that helps defeat fear!




My child is turning into (or is) a bully - will this training stop it?


YES, with time and effort it certainly will. Remember, children who bully others often do so out of fear or feeling inadequate. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches them to respect themselves (and others) and to have the confidence to rectify problems without using aggression.




My child is aggressive - will this make him more aggressive?


Absolutely not! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training (aka "The Gentle Art) does not teach aggression. Inf fact, it fosters the opposite. It teaches self-respect, respect for others, and control. Your child will start channeling their aggressive energy into more positive things.




Will this training help my child's performance in school class?


Yes. Children who do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu learn that consistent hard work pays off. With our unique approach children value each little success which in turn help them to believe in themselves so they have faith that they can achieve their goals





ABOUT US

The Northern Suburb's principle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school situated in Sonstraal Heights serving families from the Durbanville, Brackenfell, Bellville, Kraaifontein, and Kuilsriver areas.

CONTACT US

Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville, Cape Town

>   +27 72 778 5364

>   info@irongrip.co.za

>   Shop 4, Lower level, Cobble Walk Shopping Centre, Verdi Blvd, Sonstraal Heights, 7550

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