This summer, Findlay Jiu-Jitsu Academy (FJJA) began offering Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) for children ages 5 and older. BJJ, like other martial arts, promotes respect, self-discipline, self defense and hard work, and it is an ideal sport for all ages and most abilities. Unlike other martial arts, however, BJJ does not involve lengthy, memorized patterns of movements or teach striking. Instead, jiu-jitsu, akin to physical chess, or wrestling, with more strategy and technique, is considered the most effective individual martial art.
Findlay Jiu-Jitsu Academy, located at 8300 North Main Street, offers children’s class on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:15pm. Classes include step-by-step teaching following fun, active warm ups. Students then practice moves with other students under close supervision to perfect technique in a supportive, disciplined environment. And, because BJJ focuses on groundwork, it is ideal for self defense, focusing on techniques that anyone of any size can utilize against a larger, stronger, or heavier individual. FJJA also offers adult classes four days a week. Visit findlayjiujitsu.com for schedules and pricing.