Kids Program

Kids Program

 

At the Silva Academy we offer an age-appropriate Silva Kid’s Program that is designed to empower your child through building self-defense skills that promote self-confidence and many other attributes that will have a long lasting, positive impact in their lives.   Your child will have fun learning these skills in a safe, healthy and exciting environment.

 

 The Silva Kids, Juniors and Teens Program is designed to:

 

-         Teach a complete self-defense system which will give your child a high degree of self confidence in their ability to defend themselves without needing to inflict excessive damage to their opponent

 

-         Teach positive social values such as respect, honesty, humility and dignity

 

-         Teach your child discipline as they discover that through self-discipline and perseverance anything can be accomplished.

 

-         Teach your child to have respectful relationships

 

-         Promote your child’s coordination, motor skills agility, focus and flexibility.  

 

The Silva Kids and Juniors classes are structured to be fun and instructional for kids age 4 to 12 years old.  The classes integrate sport and self-defense techniques with conditioning and skill oriented games aimed at maximizing your child’s experience.  A typical class is structured with a modified Silva Warm-Up session that consists of kinesthetic stretches and a combination of plyometrics with animal movements designed to build your child’s motor coordination, agility, flexibility, balance and conditioning.  The kids then drill Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or self-defense techniques with a partner.  Next, the kids practice their techniques while sparring (rolling) with each other in a safe, training environment supervised by the instructor.  At Aloisio Silva Academy we have learned through several years of experience that kids learn through play and many of these skills are taught in games and play so that the kids have fun while developing their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills.

 

 

 

 

Our programs are designed to build self-defense skills that in today’s world are crucial for personal safety.  Many children today face bullying in school or other environments and this can destroy their confidence and character.  The Silva Kids Program promotes the knowledge of self defense while adhering to concepts of respect and eliminating the use of excessive force.  

 

Very quickly you will see how far reaching the benefits of jiu-jitsu are for your child.  The Silva Kids Program will promote your child’s physical, mental and emotional growth.  Almost immediately you will see the positive impact that our program has for your child’s self confidence as they build their skills and achieve their goals.  The self confidence that begins on the mat will overlap into other areas of their lives such as their relationships at home and with peers or their academics.   

 

Their growing confidence and self-esteem will allow your child to shine even brighter and gain confidence in their abilities overall.  This confidence in combination with the drills and strategies taught in class promote a focused learning that helps develop better attention spans, self discipline, and personal responsibility.   

 

In addition, the overall challenge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the body will promote and further develop your child’s coordination, balance, agility and poise while promoting a healthier life style.  These healthy patterns have the potential to be the most beneficial to your child as it may be the guiding light that keeps them on the right path.  

 

 

 

Silva Kids Program Age 4 – 6

 

The Silva Kids Program is the perfect program for your child to be introduced to the “ABC’s” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Our classes provide the opportunity for your child to develop both their motor and social skills in a fun and motivational environment where they will always be welcomed with a warm smile, friendship and positive attitude from both students and teachers.  

 

The classes are designed for both boys and girls age 4 through 6 years old with the focus of developing an awareness of the body by building motor skills, flexibility, posture and coordination.  Social/emotional development is also built through the social interaction between peers and teacher and the respect, kindness, discipline and proper behavior that is taught on and off the mat.  This class focuses on the early “ABC” techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also known as the F-U-N-damental techniques in addition to Dojo Ethics.  

 

Participation in this program will also provide you and your family with the opportunity to participate in events such as Parent & Me Day, Bring-A-Friend Day, Student Award Ceremonies, Belt Promotion Ceremonies, Silva Family B.B.Q.’s and tournaments.

 

 
Silva Juniors Program Age 7-12  

 

The Silva Junior Program is designed for children age 7 through 12 years and designed to teach children the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and self defense techniques in a fun and motivational environment that provides a family like support system.   

 

Your child will have the opportunity to develop an awareness of their body while building life skills such as self defense and bully prevention.  This class also allows for your child to build personal attributes such as high self-esteem, positive attitude, goal setting, discipline, leadership, respect and dedication.  The physical and personal skills that your child will build in this program will immediately impact other areas of their lives as they carry over the positive new skills into their academics and family life.  The study of martial arts will give your child the skills to succeed in life.  

 

Participation in this program will also provide you and your family with the opportunity to participate in events such as Parent & Me Day, Bring-A-Friend Day, Student Award Ceremonies, Belt Promotion Ceremonies, Silva Family B.B.Q.’s and tournaments.

 

 

 

Silva Teens Program Age 13-15

 

The Silva Teens Program is designed for adolescents age 13 to 15 years of age and is designed as a transitional program that will prepare your child to participate in the adult program.  This program has a high focus on building your child’s character and mentally preparing them to make the right choices as they face the challenges of middle school, high school and early adulthood. 

 

At the Silva Academy we believe that through of art of Jiu-Jitsu your teenager will learn that a strong fighter has a strong heart and a strong mind.  We are aware of the challenges our children face either through peer pressure or their environment and we aim at building and solidifying the personal attributes that will allow them to succeed in life.

 

This program teaches the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and progresses with your teenager as their skills increase.  Classes are designed to teach techniques and allow time for sparring in a safe and supervised environment.  

 

Participation in this program will also provide you and your family with the opportunity to participate in events such as Parent & Me Day, Bring-A-Friend Day, Student Award Ceremonies, Belt Promotion Ceremonies, Silva Family B.B.Q.’s and tournaments.

 

 

 

Silva Competition Team

 

The Silva Competition Team offers additional/optional classes for those who want to compete and is designed to help your child build important competition skills such as:

 

·        Mental preparation such as the right mind-set, time management and competitive focus

 

·        Physical preparation and conditioning

·        Competitive techniques, drills and sparring