G.A.B.E Program (Gladiator Anti Bullying Education)
Mini Gladiators (3 – 4 years old)
This class we focus on building basic athletic skills like strength, flexibility, and coordination. and teamwork. We also help the children with tools necessary to start learning discipline, character, concentration, confidence, focus and courtesy.
Mini Gladiator’s classes are entertaining and allow children to develop useful defensive skills in a recreational way. Our Coaches are instructed to treat the children in a positive manner looking to constantly raise their self-confidence.
Little Gladiators (5 – 9 years old)/ Teen Gladiators (10 – 14 years old)
School bullying has been around for as long as anyone can remember, featured in Western literature for over 150 years. Bullying is a major health issue and the side-effects are immediate and long-lasting. Children and adolescents who are involved in bullying (either as an aggressor, as a victim, or both) put themselves at risk for many emotional and behavioral problems, now and in the future, and require support to learn how to develop healthy relationships.
Gladiator Kids BJJ Program consist in empowering children who have never joined any physical activity or have been victims of constant bullying at school. We focus on the physical, emotional and mental well-being, as well as the education of our children. We provide our young students with the most powerful defensive skills, so they will be ready to stand up against bullies. In addition, we assist our students with the development of characteristics and skills they will need to live a balanced and happy life. Our program helps our children to develop confidence, discipline, courage, responsibility, and leadership among other important values. We promote non-violent resolutions to conflict.
Many martial arts programs teach how to strike the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, but in the Gladiator Kids BJJ program we take a different approach. All the techniques are defensive and utilize no strikes.
We teach children how to avoid confrontations and never to initiate physical aggression but neutralize the threat and gain control until help arrives.
Our Coaches are a role models of positive and healthy behavior both on and off the mat. While training martial arts will take a commitment from both, the kids and their parents.