Your son black belt
If you are a parent, and you were curious about how your child could become a black belt, let me tell you something, it will not be easy.
However, it can be highly valuable and also one of the most important things you would give him.
In fact, you will give him the opportunity, the belt itself he will earn.
But the first step, it’s yours.
Perhaps what motivates you to have your child become a black belt is in order to establish a sense of security, thinking – “ if my child becomes a black belt he will be more prepared for this violent world” and this is true but is not the most important aspect of being a black belt.
Being a black belt goes far beyond that, it means that you have reached a certain degree of technical knowledge and emotional control but still also not the most important reason why.
When we think of our children, the thing we love the most in the world, we want to give them the best, protect them from all harm and watch them grow up healthy and free from injuries, traumas, disappointments, etc …
However, would this be realistic? is this really in our control?
A Renowned Canadian writer and psychologist named Jordan Peterson wrote in his book “12 Rules for Life” a chapter that goes deep into this issue which was titled “Do not bother children when they are skateboarding”.
According to him, the presence of risk in the development of children is fundamental, satisfaction with the challenge, overcoming obstacles brings confidence and self-esteem which is highly conducive in preparing children for the issues that will certainly be placed in front of them in adult life.
Consequently, failed attempts create limits, and bring the need to reassess the problem, inspire the courage to face it again in a new way. Jordan Peterson uses skateboarding as an example perhaps because he doesn’t know Jiu Jitsu very well. Jiu Jitsu, in addition to being safer, can reach other very important points in the development of a young person. Imagine that your child will have countless experiences such as defeat, victory, insecurity, lack of motivation, discipline, rivalry, friendship, resilience, pride, respect, fear, courage, etc … etc..etc .. All of this will be on his way to the black belt. Each experience will bring your child closer to his best version. You will accompany him on this long journey and one day you will realize that your son has become a courageous, honest, kind, resilient, respectful and generous person. Your son has become a black belt.
All you need to do is take the first step and leave the rest to us, we will teach you how to love Jiu jitsu as we do. Welcome to Alliance Jiu Jitsu.