Martial Arts: The Effective After School Program | Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Bryan Stewart reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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My 5&1/2 year old daughter and I have been taking classes at Lake County BJJ for a little over six months now. Carlos is a fantastic teacher and coach. His classes are well organized, responsibly run, fun and very effective. Every student I've met and worked with has been friendly and helpful. Before coming here I almost gave up on learning BJJ due to some bad experiences at other schools. If you want a truly family oriented school that teaches safely and effectively without all of the big egos and "tough guy" bull, Lake County BJJ is for you!

Jose R Hernandez reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Lake County BJJ is a great place to get in shape and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Coach Carlos and Coach Patty are great instructors with adults/kids and happy to answer any questions you may have. My kids and I love training 3-4 times a week and have seen a great increase in flexibility, strength and cardio. BJJ teaches my kids confidence, discipline and respect for others, while at the same time sticking up for themselves and others. So if you ever wanted to try BJJ come to Lake County BJJ and see the difference.

Erviena Jane Pahilan reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Our son has come really far with jiu jitsu & he loves going, especially sparring. Carlos and Patty are incredible and our son really looks up to them - they really make a difference in those kids' lives. It's like a one really big family in there. We don't regret signing him up for jiu jitsu at all. Thanks, you two!

Liz Collins reviewed Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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My daughter was having so much fun, I got jealous and signed up myself. Awesome instructors with crazy good deals on their website. Can't wait for my next class.

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Martial Arts: The Effective After School Program

A parent’s work schedule never really syncs up perfectly with his/her child’s school

schedule. As school lets out for the day, parents are usually wondering what options

are in place for them to place their children in until they are out of work. Plus, they

want to be able to put their children in programs that going to benefit the child

versus sending them to a relative to watch television all afternoon. They might go to

tutoring, but that activity can only benefit them on an academic level. If parents are

looking for an effective, all-around activity, then they should consider placing their

children in a martial arts after school program. In doing so, parents will begin to see

great growth and benefits in their children.

Provides Great Education – Discipline and Responsibility

Just because the school bell rang, it does not mean that a child has to stop receiving

educational content in an after school program. Martial arts teaches kids how to be

disciplined and responsible. The routines associated with martial arts require

precision and practice in order to perfect the stances and activities. Students are also

required to upkeep their uniforms and belts. They are taught to respect the instructor

as well as one another. This type of conditioning in the class allows students to

become more mature and responsible. Building this foundation at a young age will

produce healthy habits as they grow into teenagers and soon after, adults.

Can be a Place to Make Friends

Children can find it very difficult to make new friends. They may feel uncomfortable

in the process and sometimes feel rejected for being what is considered to be

“normal” in the school social worlds. Kids can be harsh and when a child is exposed to

negative social settings, it can be traumatizing for the rest of their lives. The good

thing about putting a child in martial arts is that he/she will get the chance to easily

make friends in the program. The other children in the class already share a common

interest with one another: martial arts. They all understand the routines and the

disciplines behind the activity. Sharing the same mindset allows children within the

class to become friends easier and support one another. There are also routines that

involve students working with a partner which is a great way to foster teamwork and


Encourages and Provides Physical Strength and Fitness

Especially in America, more and more children are becoming obese because of the

lack of exercise and poor nutrition. Martial arts after school programs offer a great

way for children to practice physical fitness every single day. There are warm-up

routines that help students center their thoughts and stretch to prevent injuries.

Then, the remaining routines build their muscle and promote great posture. The

students are able to become physically strong which is not only good for their bodies

but their minds as well. This is because they build a sense of self-confidence as they

see their strength grow. They also learn great methods of self-defense, which is ideal

for any person of any age.

Finding an after school program that provides a multitude of benefits for a child can

be difficult. Martial arts classes are a great option as they can give a child an

education that no other activity ever could. It gives a child benefits that affect their

minds and bodies, all at the same time. It teaches children to become responsible and

matures, traits that cannot be matched by any other program.