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Reasons Your Child Can Benefit from Martial Arts Classes in Scarborough

Many children are less active today thanks to their mobile devices and video game consoles that keep them indoors, sitting on the sofa or lying in their beds. As a parent, you might have tried to get your child to go outside and play, ride their bike, or do some household chores. While your child may comply with your wishes, it is not uncommon for them to lose interest quickly and return to an inactive state. One of the main benefits of martial arts classes in Scarborough is that it gives your child an activity to do, which is fun, exciting and rewarding.

  1. Your child will become more active. Obviously, martial arts is going to keep your child moving and active while they are training. As you child becomes physically fit, their ability to fight illness and diseases improves tremendously due to their stronger immune systems. In addition, many parents are inspired by their children and end up taking adult or family classes and also become more active and healthy.

  2. Your child learns techniques to help them focus. For parents with hyperactive children, who get bored quickly, or have difficulties focusing on one task at a time, martial arts classes teaches them skills like stillness and focus as part of their training. With these skills, your child is able to concentrate longer on single tasks and remain focused until the tasks are completed. Many parents have noticed their children’s grades at school improve because they know how to apply the concepts of stillness and focus outside of their martial arts classes and incorporate them into their daily routines.

  3. Your child will become more self-confident and have better self-esteem. During their Scarborough martial arts classes, you child learns respect and how it applies both to martial arts and other areas of their lives. In addition, your child starts to become more confident in their abilities, so it is not uncommon for them to want to try other new things. Parents are often amazed by how learning respect and developing new found confidence also relates to how their children start to respond to adults with phrases like, “please,” “thank-you,” “yes sir,” and “yes ma’am.”

  4. You child will learn how to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner. Martial arts teach children how to approach conflicts and apply peaceful conflict resolution skills while avoiding physical altercations. Many new parents to the world of martial arts automatically assume their child is going to use their new training in a physical manner if they are presented with a conflict. However, this is simply not the case. In fact, while they are training, their instructors emphasize the importance of never using their skills in this manner to resolve conflicts.

  5. Your child’s listening skills will improve. Martial arts training requires listening in order to develop skills and advance through the ranks. If you child has problems listening, martial arts classes will greatly help.

  6. Your child will learn how to set and accomplish goals. Most forms of martial arts have different belt levels. In order for your child to advance to the next one, they must accomplish specific tasks and goals. Through this process, your child not only learns how to set and accomplish goals in their classes, but also apply this valuable life skill to all aspects of their daily lives.

As you can see, there are several benefits your child can experience through martial arts training and classes in Scarborough. For more information about martial arts classes for your child, contact Salvosa BJJ today by calling 416-677-2722 today. It is highly recommended to schedule a visit during our children’s class times for you to come in with your child to see just how fun and exciting martial arts could be for your child.


Martial Arts Classes in Scarborough Keep You Motivated Year Round

Getting into shape can seem difficult when you attempt to do it on your own. How many times have you gotten a gym membership at the beginning of the year and by March or April have stopped going, simply because you lost your motivation? This scenario is all too common for people looking to improve their health and fitness. With the positive forward momentum of the new year, why not make a different type of New Year’s Resolution this year by taking martial arts classes in Scarborough?

Martial arts classes are designed for adults and children of all ages. Class settings provide an ideal situation where you are able to obtain support and motivation, not only from the experienced instructors, but also your fellow class participants. Learning martial arts, whether you want to focus on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) or mixed martial arts (MMA) is much more stimulating, fun, and exciting when you get to share the experience with others.

Having the support of your peers helps keep you motivated. You will quickly discover, come March or April, you have not lost your drive or ambition to meet your fitness goals and objectives. Rather, you will notice you are focused and dedicated to achieving your desired results. As your skills and fitness level increases, it opens up opportunities for other areas of martial arts training, as well as competitions.

BJJ and MMA is not simply limited to a specific age group or type of person. Most people are surprised to encounter a diverse range of people within the BJJ and MMA community. It is not uncommon to have age groups ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens, as well as recreational and hobbyists, who are interested in health, fitness, and conditioning training, to competitive athletes and pro-fighters.

For those who are starting their journey and have never taken any form of martial arts classes previously, you may not know exactly what to expect during you first several weeks of BJJ or MMA classes. Here is what you can expect to learn:

  • How to Manage Expectations
  • How to Respect Your Body
  • How to Follow Instructions
  • Receiving Support to Stay Motivated
  • Developing New Friendships
  • Having Fun in a Non-judgmental Environment

Attending classes at a BJJ and MMA school in Scarborough is much more than improving your health, fitness, and well-being. Each class is carefully designed to help you succeed as you progress, not only in the class itself, but in other areas of your life, too. Many people often notice they are much more energized, confident and have higher self-esteem after starting their training to learn marital arts. As a result, they perform better at school, at work, in relationships, and other areas of their life.

To get started on your martial arts training and try a class for free, contact Salvosa BJJ in Scarborough today at 416-677-2722. We have classes open to all levels, regardless of experience, and ages. We also offer special discounted pricing for women to take advantage of our friendly and motivating co-ed classes.


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About Salvosa BJJ in Toronto

Salvosa BJJ Ascension is one of Greater Toronto’s most well-known training academies, servicing the Scarborough, North York, Markham and Pickering areas. Originally founded as Rebellion Jiu Jitsu by Omar Salvosa in 1998, the school has produced numerous students that have won multiple championships under Professor Salvosa's motivational and highly innovative teaching style.

Omar is known as one of Ontario’s pioneer students of BJJ and grappling, alongside standout colleagues Carlos Newton, Jeff Joslin, Mark Bocek and other highly skilled competitors actively practicing today. He is a 5x national champion under the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Association and has represented Canada Internationally in both Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition. He is a 2x Gold Medalist as the Lightweight competitor for Team Canada at the World Kobudo Grappling Championships. He recently won the 2014 IBJJF No-Gi World Title in the Masters Featherweight Division.

Professor Omar Salvosa is one of Canada’s rare authentic Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt and is Ontario’s senior representative of Master Marcus Soares, 8th Degree Black Belt of the Carlson Gracie Team. His students today are actively competing in various grappling, BJJ and MMA competitions throughout Canada and the United States.

Try a FREE CLASS at the premiere martial arts academy servicing Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Markham and Pickering area. Classes are open to all levels of experience.

Historically, Karate has been the most popularized martial art in North America through past several decades. In the early 1990s, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) emerged to showcase the best athletes from the complete range of combative martial arts, including Karate, Judo, Wrestling, Boxing, Kung-Fu and other lesser commercialized styles.

Brazilian Royce Gracie, the smallest competitor of the early Mixed Martial Arts / MMA events, shocked audiences with his unparalleled championship run by defeating much larger, stronger opponents using the unique style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) to dominate them, not with speed nor strength, but through leverage and positioning, which enabled him to perform dangerous joint locks and chokes. With this strategy, Jiu Jitsu’s undeniable efficiency brought its demand to the forefront of the North American martial arts landscape. Jiu Jitsu classes are in highest demand today, surpassing Karate and other self-defense forms as the preferred methodology for law enforcement, security, people of smaller stature, women and, of course, children. It is truly remarkable how far Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has come in such a short span of less than 20 years!