Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a very innovative modern martial art widely known as the most effective form of self-defence. It teaches a smaller person how to defend against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.
By the end of the week we hope all campers will have a greater appreciation and interest in the art of self-defence. A practical awareness of how to defend one’s self has been shown to increase a child’s self-esteem, confidence and discipline as well as developing coordination, balance and fitness.
Our Self-Defence Expert
Marcus has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 8 years. Marcus is Head Coach of the children's program at the East Coast Jiu Jitsu Academy, teaching over 100 children annually. During his career he has attained the rank of Blackbelt and has won the IBJJF European Champion at Purple Belt, 3 British Open titles and 6 Irish Open titles.
Our desired outcomes for your child
• Children learn a set of skills and tools which they can use to de-escalate physical and verbal conflict situations.
• Children learn a set of skills and tools to use in a situation where they have been unable to avoid a physical conflict situation.
• Children learn to recognise a potentially undesirable situation before it occurs.
• For children to feel a sense of empowerment (not foolhardy) in handling challenging situations.
What Your Child Will Experience
The main focus will be on building a mindset and a practical skillset within the philosophy of self-defense in an engaging and fun learning environment.
The more certainty and self-awareness a person has in their ability to make good decisions in a potentially challenging scenario the more likely a positive outcome will occur.