Finding a Practice that Stands Up to Scrutiny

The options for Denver area martial arts are many. How can you know which one is right for you or your child? The best martial art for you is one that will support you in achieving your goals (strength, self-confidence, etc.) while also providing the following very important aspects:

  1. Community: Does the martial art you’re considering have a community focus, or is it all about the individual? How friendly and supportive are the teachers and students?
  2.  A Consistent and Fair Belt System: Are belts being handed out to boost egos and give payouts to the instructor, or to genuinely reflect progress, knowledge, and achievement that you can be proud of?
  3.  Longevity of Interest: Are you seeing longtime students who have retained their excitement for the martial art in question?

These are helpful things to look for when exploring where you want to invest your time. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes with a strong and active community, a fair and empowering belt system, and a wealth of longtime students of the art and sport. Let your Denver martial arts search land you someplace that you can really count on. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bye Bye, Bullies: BJJ Helps Kids

Bullying is the bane of many a school-aged kid, but it doesn’t have to be. The art and sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help children to build up their self-confidence in an emotionally supportive environment while building their physical strength, as well. Even smaller kids can win in a sparring contest against a larger opponent when they learn how to leverage their weight and use balance and gravity to their advantage. Self-defense is an important skill to have, and the self-confidence boost that comes with it can mean the difference between feeling helpless and feeling empowered. Let’s stop bullying in Denver in its tracks!