Charles K. and brother Alex K. in the picture wearing white gis. Both are on the right side of the picture ready start Saturday BJJ at Silanoe.
Charles and his brother Alex on the right-hand side training at the BJJ 2 Kids Class on Saturdays

Congratulations to our Kids BJJ 2 student: Charles!

Hi Charles, can you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am 10 years old, and my name is Charles.  I have 5 family members, my mom, dad, Alex my brother, and my pet dog, Max.  One of my favorite hobbies is grilling, and playing with circuits.

Why did you start training Jiu-Jitsu?

The reason why I started Jiu-Jitsu is that before we used to do swimming lessons, so we quit, but we had to find something else to do.  So we picked Silanoe Martial Arts because it was the closest dojo we could find around our house.

When did you start training Jiu-Jitsu and how often do you come to class?

We started in August 2018.  I come to Silanoe Martial arts every Saturday.

What is your favorite part of the Jiu-Jitsu class?

My favorite part of Jiu-Jitsu is the end of the class when there is sparring.

Brothers Alex and Charles on a chair resting after training hard together at the Saturday morning Kids Jiu-Jitsu class
Charles and his big brother Alex resting after a hard Saturday Kids BJJ 2 class

What do you like most about Professor Gino’s teachings?

I like how he shows the move he’s teaching at every angle, and how he explains the move.

Questions for Charles’ dad Tony

What improvements have you noticed in Charles since he’s been doing Jiu-Jitsu?

Charles is more self-confident and more social.

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

I believe joining the Silanoe family has been a great experience for us.

A more recent kids BJJ 1 and 2 group picture with student of the month Charles K. in the middle.
A group picture with both Saturday Kids 1 & 2 classes together and Charles right in the middle behind Prof. Gino.

Martial Arts has shown to help kids to become more self-confident.

We believe that kids become more confident because of the challenges they face starting out in Jiu-Jitsu. They grow more confident because they are able to overcome challenges because of the skills they develop along the way. Jiu-Jitsu is a direct way of learning. There are a lot of trials and errors and more importantly, when a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner makes a mistake they will immediately see the unfortunate result of that. This enables them to acknowledge realize that and learn from the mistake, adapt and eventually overcome. If you would like your kids to try out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu request a Free Week Trial here. If you would like to read about other Students of the Month such as Ally click here.