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How Jiu Jitsu Can Be a Major Factor in Improving the Attitude of a Troubled Teen

Luke Summerfield
12 June 2012
Women's Jiu Jitsu Class in Indianapolis

Chances are pretty good that if your teen is having issues in school, lack of self-esteem and choosing not to make the best choices in life, he or she needs a change.

This isn't something that you can simply put a band-aid on and it will go away. Any jiu jitsu coach understands teens behave certain ways for a reason, and sometimes they just need some neutral ground where they can have a clean start.

They need a place where they will feel valued and not judged, not pressured to do the 'right thing' all the time. When it comes to teens and parents, it is all about miscommunication, and if you both slip into your 'default' mode at the drop of the hat, you are just going to butt heads over issues instantaneously.

With the positive and controlled environment in an Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu class, you give your teens an excellent opportunity to find themselves, a place where they can open themselves to learning positive life lessons and feel proud.

And the guidance of a BJJ coach is going to help them to build the trust and confidence they need in themselves to get turned in the right direction. Having someone other than their parents to look up to is a great thing. Often just what's needed to send them forward in life positively, set for whatever life has to offer.

BJJ classes are safe place in which your child can express him or herself positively and get rid of any aggressions through the intensely demanding components of a challenging Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.

By exercising vigorously for about an hour, the heart gets challenged, the mind works intensely and your teen is left invigorated, full of energy and looking at the glass as half-full rather than half-empty.

Mixed martial arts is also great for meeting new people and establishing new relationships, positive ones at that. Having a neutral interest in which you both believe is a great starting point for conversation, and working with a group of kids towards your goals is only going to be a looked at as positive.

The trusting environment of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class will also help your teen open up a little more and get some quality advice with life issues he or she is facing, issues that for one reason or another, teens don't want to talk to their parents about. And that's not a 'bad' thing, just sometimes a fact of life and it is better that your teen finds a positive support system than to revert into themselves and hide away.

A jiu jitsu coach understands these classes often change lives and always for the better. The worst thing that could happen is that your teens give one a try, have some great positive moments and learn how to defend themselves safely.

One of the most beneficial things you can do to help your teens get on the straight and narrow is to encourage them to join a mixed martial arts class. It's worth a try, don't you think?

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