Lil Monsters (4-7 yrs) – “Learning through play”
An introductory program for the littlest ones, this class is designed to lay a positive foundation for understanding the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu (base, leverage, and position). Upon graduation, our “Lil Monsters” students are eligible to move up to the Jr Samurais (Jiu-Jitsu) program.
This program consists primarily of 10 Jiu-Jitsu games that help build a good base. The goal is for each student to become equipped with the necessary coordination, strength, understanding, and skills to embark on a journey of sports, martial arts, and physical activity.
Our Lil Monsters program is an innovative approach to teaching martial arts. It is designed in a way to allow kids to fall in love with Jiu-Jitsu through the use of imaginative games, stories, enthusiasm, and energetic atmosphere. The teacher is an actor and plays different roles, such as a robber, giant, crocodile, crazy horse, etc. The kids “play” Jiu-Jitsu with the teacher in order to become accustomed to the movements and techniques without having to be overwhelmed by bigger, more aggressive kids right away. This is the perfect buffer class to help introduce children to the martial arts.
Positive affirmation is a key part of the curriculum, which includes a belt system of progression for each student based on attendance, attitude, effort, consistency, improvement, and skill. Instilling discipline is crucial to building a solid foundation for an individual’s future success in life. The Lil Monsters program incorporates many tools which help cultivate consistent and diligent effort in students.
*Requirements: a white belt and academy training “rash guard” is required for this class, which is provided with the enrollment fee.