STONECOAST BJJ VIRTUES
At Stonecoast, planning is one of the recognized principles linked with our training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu . We set goals for each class, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of individuals whenever possible. This guarantees smooth progress and avoids unnecessary frustrations. For greatest value for motivation, goals should be specific and reasonably achievable. We use technique tracking cards that have specific goals and techniques which need to be signed off by an instructor prior to the child testing for each belt promotion.
We pay close attention to self-motivation because we believe that this fuels self-fulfillment among individuals. We offer your child a consistent source of motivation that they will surely need in order to succeed and become a well-trained BJJ practitioner at our school. Not only are they training themselves but during each class, they are helping their training partner become better as well.
I like to think that our school is one of the best in Maine and I believe one of the reasons for this is how we train our students. It is through practice and repetition that our students succeed. We are creative in motivating our students and encourage them to continue practicing regularly. I believe that helping our students be consistent in practicing, it will be easier for them to reach their goals. “Perfect Practice Make Perfect.”
I strongly believe that communication with the parent, student and Coach is super important to the development of your child in BJJ. I make sure that every child in class is fully engaged and participating. At the end of each class we do a review of the theories and techniques covered that day. Every month we do a belt test that the child prepares for by using technique cards and a coach signs off on and finally and parent give permission to test. In addition to that I conduct quarterly progress reviews for each student to make sure their journey in BJJ is a successful one.
Recognition of Individuality
I give great value to another significant principle in training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that is recognition of individuality. I believe that each child has a different means of understanding and perceiving the world around them. I consider each child individually and as part of the whole. Children learn at their own pace and to the best of their abilities. Our instructors know how to balance individual needs crucial to their improvement.
We are all unique people with extraordinary mental and physical characteristics and special talents. By recognizing these things accurately, we are able to help in maximizing everyone’s potential.
At Stonecoast we believe that one of our obligations is to preserve Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Therefore, we ask students to practice certain techniques and skills in a specific and designated manner with no digression. An ideal example of this learning our fundamental and tested techniques. This is a means of preserving the tradition of the art. It is expected that our students excel in our classes. Some learn faster while others do not. But this does not necessarily mean that I will demand all our students to also learn fast and compete at the highest levels. I welcome all students who are eager to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have a very special skill that will follow them through their entire life.
Stonecoast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the first of its kind in the state of Maine. As a ‘Kids only’ martial arts school, we start kids as young as 4 on a lifelong journey of health and personal growth. We focus on fostering a sense of self, of belonging, of family, and of community. Each class provides additional stepping-stones necessary to move towards individual goals in both fitness and personal growth. No two classes are ever exactly the same; kids are constantly learning, growing, and putting new knowledge into practice.
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