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Back to School – Back to Jiu Jitsu! Is Jiu Jitsu a good extra curricular activity?

Our Jiu Jitsu Future Champions Program is a structured activity that your child and teen participates in outside his or her regular school classes and is considered an extracurricular activity.

Extracurricular activities, from sports and clubs to music and drama, have a positive effect on your child’s growth and development. Studies have shown involvement in activities outside the normal school curriculum has a positive effect on student’s behavior, grades, and character development.





Students who choose to be involved in extracurricular activities consistently show an increased sense of responsibility, self-discipline and focus. The presence of another adult influence (a coach, instructor, or director) helps students develop a better sense of self and gives the opportunity to interact with another positive influence. The attention, supervision and guidance students receive as they participate in these activities leads to higher self-esteem and self-confidence, throughout our Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu We foster and help to develop all of these enriching virtues to your kids.


Higher grades and a positive attitude toward school is another effect that Martial Arts extracurricular activities have on students. Those factors lead to higher graduation rates, and, in fact, involvement in athletic programs can reduce the drop-out rate among high-school students by as much as 40 percent.


The UC Berkeley admissions office views the martial arts as an excellent extracurricular activity. Martial arts training is not regarded as violent by our admissions officers and we are aware that martial arts training is both an excellent physical activity and that training can improve academic performance. There are several martial arts clubs on campus including Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Wushu. Additionally, martial arts training offered as a recreational activity for students, faculty and staff. For more information about our martial arts programs, please visit


Studies have shown that involvement in extracurricular and community activities such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches students leadership, organization, problem solving, time management, teamwork, and responsibility. For these reasons, it might be time to encourage your child to get involved in an extracurricular activity they are interested in. If your child has expressed interest in the martial arts, contact us today for information on ways to get him or her enrolled. We are the only Premium Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy offering classes for kids daily! in the Western Suburbs of the Chicagoland area, including Oak Brook, Darien, Naperville, Lisle, Aurora, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Western Springs, Lombard, La Grange, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge, All our programs are run by Universally recognized and active Brazilian Black Belts!


For more information about the benefits of martial arts for children & adults, Contact us at where you’ll experience expert training in a fun, positive and supportive environment suitable for everyone in your family. Or simply fill out the box in the upper right corner and take advantage of our FREE 10 Day Trial Premium Membership!



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