A Typical Junior Jiu-jitsu Class
Here is a breakdown of what the training is like in a typical Jiu-jitsu class:1) Warm-up.
We warm students up mentally with breathing exercises then do one of many types of cardio exercises, including skipping, running, and/or fun games that get them moving. This is followed by joint rotations and gentle movement stretches to help prepare their bodies for training. This is then followed by exercises/games that develop their strength, endurance, coordination etc.
3) Striking/Blocking Techniques.
In this part of the class, students train in a number of striking techniques on padded targets or through partner drills, including kicks, open & closed hand strikes, knee & elbow strikes, as well as blocking techniques.
This is by far one of the most practical, "real-world" skills people can learn from a martial art. Not only does it teach them how to fall safely when training Jiu-jitsu takedowns and throws, it also helps protect them when they fall in day-to-day life, from slipping on ice to snowboarding or cycling wipe-outs.
5) Applied Self-Defense.
Working in partners or small groups, students learn how to apply self-defense skills against a variety of attacks, including body holds & grabs, punches, ground encounters, etc. We also discuss the contexts in which physical techniques should (or shouldn’t) be used. All the self-defense techniques we teach are designed to be in line with the 4 Principles of Can-Ryu: Simplicity, Commonality of Technique, Gross Motor Skills, and Awareness of Additional Threats. More details about these principles
. 6) Stretching.
At the end of class, we go through a series of body stretches to help relax the body and calm the mind.
While class is in session, parents can relax, enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and watch their child learn from our comfortable upstairs lounge. Parents who are students in our adult program are welcome to come out on the mats and help out with the class. More info
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