We all want our children to lead a healthy and successful life. The best way to ensure this is making sure your child learns valuable life lessons early on and one of the best and most fun ways is martial arts. Even more beneficial than team sports, martial arts offer many ways to positively influence your child. As a parent, it is hard to shield your child from all of the negative influences that are present in our world today, but with martial arts, your child will learn the right way to deal with them and have the confidence to move forward with their goals. Here at GU, we value those life lessons and provide the best setting to nurture and shape your child into a confident, driven, focused individual. Our instructors have been trained to not only teach self-defense techniques, but other underlying techniques such as: listening, respect, goal achievement, confidence, bully proofing, stranger safety, patience, and more!Why is learning self-defense so important for children?
The recent bullying epidemic is a well-known crisis that is affecting children every day, causing them physical and emotional harm. Bullying is a serious issue that is a great cause for concern considering that it has become a large reason that children succumb to the wrong paths in life.
Whether your child is the one being bullied or the bully, we will help your child prevent bullying altogether by demonstrating how listening, respect and confidence go hand in hand with the physicality of jiu-jitsu.
Do you have trouble getting your child to listen to you?
For many children, listening and following directions can be hard to do. There are many distractions inside and outside of your child’s mind that can give way to a difficult time focusing on directions and leading to many misunderstandings. GU offers an atmosphere founded on respect and the ability to use that respect to learn, listen and understand. We offer classes that can help your child learn to be a better listener by learning different jiu-jitsu techniques and then demonstrating them with their peers.
Do you want to help your child to reach their goals?
Setting goals is a part of life. We set them in order to constantly strive for bettering ourselves and our life. If we are not moving forward, we are regressing, therefore, not living our life to the fullest. At GU we strive for our students, adult and child, to set goals and reach them. There are small goals, like homework assignments or a project at work to finish. Those small goals aid in reaching the larger goals like graduating from school or getting a promotion at work. These goals are the basis of success. Your child will learn that setting goals and accomplishing them is rewarding in many ways.