If you’re a parent who loves training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you’ll probably be tempted to try and get your kids involved into training as well. Your kids might be very young or they may be teens already… But it doesn’t matter – as you know that BJJ will benefit their lives!
However, as excited as you are, you’re almost equally as worried about it. And the reason? Well, you know from your own experience that injuries happen. And you want to keep your children safe, no matter what.
So, should you get them into Jiu-Jitsu, considering the possibility of getting injured? Professor Ryan Young, from Kama Jiu-Jitsu, shares his opinion on the subject.
KIDS, TEENS, BJJ, AND INJURIES
Professor Young explains that injuries are, simply, a part of our sport. What’s more, they aren’t just a part of BJJ; but of just about any other sport out there – football, basketball, hockey… You name it.
And who are the most successful athletes in these sports? It’s those who’ve been training from a young age. Who have had enough time to grow into their discipline, to understand it, and to grow with it.
If you start your kids (or teens) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the most important thing that you should keep in mind is actually letting them choose whether or not they want to continue training. For, if they fall in love with the Gentle Art, then they’ll want to continue training anyway. No matter the injuries and the mishaps – you know it yourself.
Professor Young shares more of his thoughts on the video below: