WE ARE RE-LAUNCHING A PROGRAM FOR THE OLDER KIDS, THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.
WE RAN THIS PROGRAM FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE PAST WITH SOME TRULY AMAZING RESULTS IN THE KIDS.
The program is our ‘honor student’ program that serves a few important purposes.
1. Developing leadership in the kids with a focus on developing skills in leading others, a positive mindset, success, and self improvement.
2. Developing physical skills, athleticism, competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and higher levels of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique.
The kids will have to qualify for the program. Find out more below…
Why Leadership for Kids?
We have been monitoring the older kid’s class to identify students that would make good candidates for this elite training.
The Leadership Program requires a huge commitment in time and resources of of staff and we take the training VERY seriously.
Here’s why we’re re-launching the program.
The program is the ‘honors program‘ for students that we believe are strong candidates to become leaders and ultimately earn their black belt.
This program is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work and implements the ideas of the TOP leaders in the fields of mental and physical performance.
The reason why we developed this program is because as our kids basic jiu jitsu class had developed, several things started to become more clear, things that would require some changes to make the best students even better.
As we thought about the Kid’s Program, we decided that we needed a way for students to grow both physically and mentally beyond the initial program.
We needed a course that would allow the student to improve more quickly and ultimately achieve a black belt with physical techniques.
Even more importantly, I became convinced that students often do not achieve their goals (like the black belt in martial arts) because of mental blocks. This is true of virtually everyone in every field, but especially in athletics and the martial arts.
If we don’t help the kids develop the skills to overcome these mental obstacles, then it is likely that they will not ever get past them and ultimately achieve a black belt.
We know that receiving the black belt changes a person’s perception of what they can achieve in all other areas of their life.
The Kid’s Leadership Program has 2 tracts:
First, the physical skills and techniques that will allow your child to reach black belt . Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but we will be teaching the skills that are necessary to achieve this goal.
Second (and most importantly!), the leadership skills and self reliance skills that are so important for your child’s future. We developed this in a partnership with a group of schools, marital artists, and leaders in the fields of success, goal setting, winning, time management, among others – to develop this program and bring it to our school.
This second point is important in martial arts because as a student progresses in martial arts, it is the mental aspect of training that will ultimately determine their success. The great thing about this is that these mental skills will also lead to much greater success in everything that they do for the rest of their lives.
This program that has been tremendously successful with parents and kids in our school AND in schools all over the country. It was also very successful when we ran it in the past for several years.
Black Belt Attitude?
Imagine being able to sit down with your child and the greatest minds on the planet to design a specific action plan that will allow your child to achieve anything in life!
We are taking from the best of the best on success, self confidence, winning, goal setting, developing positive habits, leadership….
Zig Ziglar, Dennis Waitley, Brian Tracy, Dale Carnegie, Colonel Larry Donnithorne, Steven Covey, Anthony Robbins, Shad Helmstetter, Napolean Hill…And More!
The books and programs that this information is derived from includes:
- Westpoint Way of Leadership
- The Psychology Of Winning
- Awaken the Giant Within
- See You at the Top
- How to be a Winner
- Seeds of Greatness
- The Magic of Thinking Big
- The Winner’s Edge
- The Psychology of Achievement
- Maximum Achievement
- The Science of Self Confidence
- The Law of Success
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Leadership Mastery Course
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
- Principle Centered Leadership
- What You Say When You Talk To Yourself
- and a lot more!
This is High Level Training designed for your child and their age group.
This program targets the mental side of success (as well as developing high level physical skills and athleticism). The problem that this solves is the gap between what the kids think that they can accomplish and what they really can accomplish.
These life skills – creating unstoppable motivation, unshakable self confidence, the secrets of changing a child’s mindset to create a real winning attitude and will create real leaders that can accomplish any goal in their lives.
The program will also give your child the physical skills and techniques that will accelerate their growth to help them achieve at higher levels. This part of the training will include kickboxing, mixed martial arts, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and more…all practiced in a safe, controlled environment.
…but what I have come to realize is that students, both adults and kids, not achieving their goals in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is primarily mental (not physical).
What are the physical skills that are incorporated into the Leadership ‘Honors’ Program?
The class will focus on drills to improve coordination and movement while learning the techniques necessary for high levels of success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The drills will make their movements more reflexive and more natural.
We will also ensure that they learn a well rounded curriculum of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This will include classes in kickboxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts/self defense.
Skills that will prepare them for any physical conflict that they have in their lives. It will also give them the confidence necessary to avoid any conflict and negative peer pressure!
We will also have occasional special classes for the kids in this program that will be both fun and educational.
The children that are accepted into our ‘honors‘ program (Leadership) will always be far ahead of those that do not participate in this class…but we only want to accept the right students into the program.
How To Get Your Child In The Program!
We will open the new program to the older kid’s program students that fulfill 4 important criteria.
- They must be in the older Kid’s Jiu Jitsu Program.
- The family will need to be serious about making the classes for both Leadership and the regular Jiu Jitsu class. There will be an additional class for the kids in the program once a week.
- The child/family must complete the Leadership application to be in the program.
- The child will have to try out for the program. Our first try out is Saturday, June 25th at 11am. The kids will be pushed pretty hard for 2 hours. This will prove to themselves and everyone else that they are much more capable than they had believed.