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Jui Jitsu: Family Fun and Fitness All shapes and sizes compete against each other in this sport – and animal warm-up exercises make it fun for all ages. The main benefits: Confidence and self-control.
You can learn Jui Jitsu in many gyms, and at base and community centers. You’ll also find it as part of some anti-bullying programs in schools. Take classes as a family and discover your inner strength.
Defining Jiu Jitsu • A type of martial art from Japan and adapted in Brazil • Employs the principle of using an attacker’s energy against him, rather than directly opposing it • Close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent • No weapons – or only a short weapon – is ever used • Practiced in both traditional and modern sport forms • Judo • Brazillian Jiu Jitsu • Sports Jiu Jitsu • Mixed Martial Arts
Benefits of Mastering Jiu Jitsu • Builds confidence and self-control • Teaches how to defend yourself verbally and physically through: • Physical self-defense skills on how to defend yourself without getting hurt, and how to defend yourself without seriously hurting your attacker • Skills on evading a situation • Skills on controlling your attacker
Games and Skill-builders
Animal movements: Race one-on-one or in teams, through a course or around objects • Alligator Crawl • Crawl forward and backward on the belly with hands and legs close to body • Move using hands and feet one at a time • Gorilla Walk • Stand bent over with hands nearly touching the ground • Walk while touching knuckles to ground • Leap Frog • Crouch with hands on ground in front of feet • Raise hands then jump forward
Rolling: Fun one-on-one wrestling sessions • The goal: To pin your opponent • Set time limits for each match • Smaller people learn to be quick, agile, and nimble • Larger people learn to be strong, driven and tough
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