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Understanding the mysterious teenage brain, We have the response!

It’s a question that has plagued parents for generations: Why do teenagers act the way they do? Why the angst, anger and unnecessary risks? Many scientists say a growing body and spiking levels of hormones are the main causes to the abnormal behavior on teens.

Many parents do not understand why their teenagers occasionally behave in an impulsive, irrational, or dangerous way. At times, it seems like they don’t think things through or fully consider the consequences of their actions. Adolescents differ from adults in the way they behave, solve problems, and make decisions. There is a biological explanation for this difference. Studies have shown that the spiking hormone levels which are part of the growth process can lead to an extraordinary behavior .Based on the stage of their brain development, adolescents are more likely to:

  • act on impulse
  • misread or misinterpret social cues and emotions
  • get into accidents of all kinds
  • get involved in fights
  • engage in dangerous or risky behavior


We have the response for this challenging age: Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu has been shown to build self-control and discipline as well as create a respect for authority figures and improve children’s overall self-image and health. If a child has an attention deficit issue or is struggling in school, martial arts can be a very positive way for the child to expend excess energy and improve concentration. Or, if the teen is already succeeding academically and socially, martial arts can provide a great outlet to build confidence through humbleness,achievement and empowerment. Here are some of the benefits observed on children and teenagers who train Martial arts:

  •  Enhanced the ability to concentrate
  • Self Control and Discipline
  • Increased Motivation and Academic Success
  • Build Respect for authority
  • Develop Motor Coordination
  • Healthy life Style and well being
  • Promote Self Defense


Bring your kid for a tryout class right now ! Classes are filling up fast.

Call us at 630 964 1414





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