Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Training Announcement


I just want to make this quick video for all of the parents of our “kids students” because we are starting a new Black Belt training program for kids.

Why Jiu-Jitsu ?

In case you didn’t know, the black belt in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most highly regarded of all Black Belts. I mean you can get a black belt in karate, you can get a black belt in taekwondo, but the black but in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most highly respected of all the martial arts Black Belt – the reason why number one is because Jiu-Jitsu is very effective. It’s proven. It’s not theory based. You prove your skills on the mat against an opponent who is resisting 100 percent. So you don’t have to guess. You are learning something that will, in fact, work and you’ve proven it time and time again. So Jiu-Jitsu is very effective. That’s one reason why a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and mastering that is so widely respected.

Jiu-Jitsu Takes Time and Effort

But the second reason is because it just takes time. You can get a black belt in karate in a relatively short period of time. Jiu-Jitsu takes longer and so, for that reason, it’s not something that’s just easily handed out. They’re more valuable in that sense. So that’s what we’re doing here. Now, of course, training going up the ranks has always been our goal. But I want to make it more explicit.

What’s Special About Our Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Training?

I want to carve out a special program for those kids who want to set black as a goal to kind of get on that path, kind of a black belt track if you will. Because that’s really how you’re going to get the most out of our program.

Just like you went and signed up at college and took a semester or two and then quit -you didn’t get the most out of the college.

You didn’t get the most benefit from going to college because you didn’t go all the way. You didn’t get the bachelor’s degree, let’s say. Well, it’s the same in martial arts. If you sign up for martial arts and just train for a semester or two and then quit, you didn’t get the benefit of that either. So our bachelor’s degree, if you will, is black belt. So I want to set up again, a special training path for those students who won to get the most out of this training. So, we are a black belt school now in the sense that we’ve set up this special training pathway to helping students get the most out of the lessons.

Can I Join The Special Training Program?

Just so you know, though, the black belt training is not open to just anybody. You can’t just join. You have to qualify. Not every student is going to be able to partake of this program because some students just don’t want to. I mean they haven’t shown their dedication in class and so on. So you do have to qualify for this program.

Goal Set Is Crucial In Jiu-Jitsu Learning

And so, the first thing you have to do, if you think this is something that your child wants to do, they have to set a goal. They have to set Black Belt as a goal at least in their minds at first. If you want to tell your child what a goal is, I always tell them it’s like a target in your mind that you want to hit sometime in the future.

Selection Procedure

So, the first thing you have to do is set black belt as a goal and then we’re going to be asking about this in class who has set this goal of black belt in their mind. And then, we’ll get a list here of some students that we’re going over and see which one of those will qualify. So that’s the first thing you need to do. And then, just so you know, the kids who do go into this program have a special uniform for them to kind of recognize them and to kind of symbolize that they’ve made this important decision to set black belt as a goal. I just wanted to let you know about that and we’re going to be talking about that a lot more in the weeks to come.

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Father of eight, Dr. Scott Sullivan is the chief instructor at Bam Bam Martial Arts in Houston, TX. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas and is a seasoned martial arts instructor with over 30 years of experience. A firm believer that martial arts really does help people become more fit, safe, and happy, he remains vigilant about helping people improve their lives through martial arts.