LIttle Ninjas rule the Mats
The face of BJJ is rapidly changing in NSW and across the country. One of the main changes is the move away from seeing BJJ as an underground martial art for fighters to seeing BJJ as a sport for everyone. Across the State, there has been a rapid increase in primary-aged school children attending classes. Actually, in many of the academies and gyms, more kids are joining BJJ than adults. Parents are looking for a more wholistic activity that provides their children with physical, social, and mental strength. Many of the kids that come to our classes find their first friends on the mat.
Our Little Ninjas are Growing
At ROOTS BJJ, we have seen a massive increase in our Little Ninjas classes, which are for children ages 3 to 5. These classes focus on the basic techniques, such as safe falls and rolls. Children in these classes also learn valuable social and communication skills and learn to see their value as part of being a team.
Little Ninja Gradings
Our Little Ninjas also get graded. It is a big day for our Little Ninjas to put on their gis and to line up to see if they have worked hard enough for a stripe or new belt. Working towards a stripe or a new belt is a big achievement for our Ninjas, and, for their instructors, it is a way to celebrate the achievements of the youngest members of our academy. We have gradings at our Warringah Mall Academy on Saturday 4 December and at our Botany Academy on Saturday 18 December.
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