A Simple And Proven Way To Make Your Kids Happier


I’m going to make a quick video on how Jiu-Jitsu training can make your kids happier and I know every parent wants that, right?

Every parent wants their child to be happier and get more satisfaction in life. But how do you do that? If you go out and try to google this, research this, you’re going to get a ton of information – a lot of it is contradictory; different opinions on this topic and it could be very very confusing. So, I just want to give you one simple solution to this problem you could have met in your life.

Jiu-Jitsu Is Hard

It starts with the recognition that anyone who has ever trained in Jiu-Jitsu knows that it’s hard. I mean, Jiu-Jitsu is tough. You get to get on the mat, you’re wrestling with someone else, you’ve got to learn new moves, they’re on top of you – it’s tough. It is just not easy. It is not a cakewalk. Anyone who’s ever trained in Jiu-Jitsu, anyone that has ever gone out on the mat, will confirm that for you.

Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Kids’ Resilience

So this is a great way for kids, I think, to learn what I call Grit, the habit of facing and overcoming obstacles and habits are built by little daily actions over time. So Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to teach kids’ grit. It’s a great way to teach kids’ resilience. They learn that life is just not full of sunshine and rainbows. Life can be tough. They learn how to face their troubles and never give up.

How Resilience And Happiness Are Interlinked

And that’s an important quality for kids to have.  So when this happens, if a child is facing some difficulties in life, that’s a good thing because they have to learn this important trait. They have to learn how to be responsible, independent and face these things and not quit and just kind of whine about. And the reason why this is so important is because this training in Jiu-Jitsu builds resilience. And there is a definite link between resilience and happiness.

People who are more resilient report higher satisfaction with life and can better control their emotions.

There is some research from the University of Barcelona that found that people who are more resilient are also more likely to report high life satisfaction and better control over emotions. People who are more resilient report higher satisfaction with life and can better control their emotions. It’s just common sense. But this study from University of Barcelona confirms that it’s actually resilient coping strategies and emotional regulation predictors of life satisfaction in the journal behavioral psychology if you want to look that up.

Happiness Comes After Struggle

So the point is that if you want your child to be happy and successful you have to prepare them for the difficulties that are going to come up in life. You’re going to have to make them hardy, strong, tough, robust, gritty. They have to be gritty and honestly, as a dad, I know of no better way to teach a child grit than to have them trained in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s the perfect little theater or environment in which a child can learn this very important trait. So it’s a great way to do that. And, in the long run, I think it will make your kids much happier and better equipped to deal with difficulties in life.