5600 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109

Children's Tae Kwon Do Alternative

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Children's Tae Kwon Do Alternative

Are you considering enrolling your child in martial arts? If so, know that you have more options than you might think. There are many kid-friendly disciplines, and you might find that they’re a good alternative to more well-known martial arts like Karate or Tae Kwon Do.

At New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to children and adults. Our program is popular among kids and their parents for being fun, practical and mostly non-aggressive – something that can’t be said for a lot of other disciplines!

Tae Kwon Do vs Jiu-Jitsu: Which is Better for Kids?

Tae Kwon Do is extremely popular, and it’s a well-loved sport and after-school activity for many kids. It’s not always the best option for every family, though. Because it is a striking-based martial art, it requires some athleticism to perform correctly, and even the best Tae Kwon Do instructor can’t give a competitive edge to someone without that athleticism. You need strength and speed to accurately land powerful Tae Kwon Do moves, which can be a weakness in a self-defense setting against larger opponents. A lot of parents also are not enthusiastic about their children learning punching and kicking techniques.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we teach at New Mexico Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a more effective form of self-defense for young people since it does not require size or strength to be successful. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu empowers smaller, weaker combatants to neutralize stronger opponents. It’s also more defense-based and relatively non-aggressive. And, because there is no striking in our kid’s classes, there’s less risk of broken noses, fingers and other similar injuries.

Give Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a Try

We teach fundamentals of Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in age-appropriate classes. Our focus is on bullying prevention, self-discipline, fitness and fun. If you’re considering martial arts classes for your kid, come give us a try! We offer a FREE 10-day trial so you can see for yourself what we’re all about.

Call 505-341-1500 to learn more about our children’s Jiu-Jitsu program.

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