When I was younger, around the age of 10-11 years old, I was very shy and not confident when I would walk down the street by myself. I think this is something a lot of children suffer with, especially since now bullying is such an epidemic. Jiu jitsu is a great sport to enroll your child in, no matter what age, because it teaches them to have confidence, learn self defense, have social skills, develop quick reflexes, and make friends.
When I first started jiu jitsu, I was an extremely quiet and reserved kid. Jiu jitsu allowed me to develop confidence in myself, on and off the mats. What started as an activity that my parents just got me in to for an after school activity, soon became a hobby of mine that I became obsessed with.
Although parents do not want to think the worst case scenario when there child is on their own, being able to defend yourself is crucial. Jiu Jitsu will help them so much in their ability to defend themselves if they ever have to, even if they just need to use their voice and speak up for themselves.
For me, jiu jitsu was fun at first, and it got serious when I turned about 14-15 years old. I started to train more and take the adult jiu jitsu classes. Later on, I started to compete more and it built up my confident to another level. I feel as though jiu jitsu has helped shape me into the person I am today due to the good morals and respect in the sport. I believe that jiu jitsu is best sport you could enroll your child in due to the many benefits it provides for your child.