Jiu Jitsu in Schools has been a great asset to our school extra-curricular activities. We have a number of pupils who attend the sessions on a regular basis and we have noticed the impact that this has had on their behaviour and attainment within a range of lessons and school environments. The classes run smoothly, are well organised and fit in well with the timings of the school day. These classes are a well valued part of out extra-curricular timetable and we appreciate the positive gains it has on the children and the school.
My name is David Webb and I am the founder of ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Schools’.
I am a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Judo, a second-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and have been training martial arts for over 25 years.
Since 2000 I have been the head coach of my own very successful martial arts academy – the Tōukon Academy – the largest and most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Bedfordshire and in 2009 I took the blueprint of that success and Implemented my own independent scheme with a view to promote Brazilian Jiu Jitsu within UK schools at a local, regional and national level.
To date, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Schools has engaged some 1500 children and played an important role in enhancing motor function and fitness and improving confidence and social mobility. In short, my scheme has provided a level of enrichment rarely found elsewhere and I believe, wholeheartedly, it can transform, inspire, mobilise and engage your child too.
Delivering a structured, progressive curriculum, classes encourage development over a 36-week syllabus within the familiar setting of your child’s school. The learning process is graded along this curriculum with scheduled promotions that ensure your child has the ability to set realistic but challenging goals, this dedication to structured progression improves concentration and breeds an understanding of attainment, an appreciation of hard work and subsequent accomplishment.
Mindful operating standards ensure that all lead coaches are emergency first aid certified, fully-qualified Jiu Jitsu coaches, possess an enhanced DBS disclosure and are trained to a very high standard, ensuring every child enjoys their time in a safe and organised environment.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU SHOULD BE THE #1 CHOICE TO MOBILISE YOUR CHILD.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU & BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN.
Jiu-Jitsu itself acts as many things to many people. A competitive sport with an enormous network of associations stretching across the globe, a mechanism trusted as the world’s #1 form of personal self-defence and an enrichment tool that quite literally transforms the lives of those involved. Refined across many generations, BJJ, as we have come to understand it, is a complete grappling system that encourages both standing and ground techniques. Derived from traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu and more recently Kodakan Judo, classes are conducted in a Jiu-Jitsu uniform called a kimono. Jiu-Jitsoka are ranked based on their ability to apply technique underpinned by the universal concepts and principles of body mechanics and physics.
Children that train BJJ experience improved concentration, focus & attention; it is perfect for mobilising children and tackling childhood obesity and has specifically dedicated ‘anti-bullying’ programmes. It teaches responsibility & discipline and curriculum’s are taught in an extremely fun learning environment. The difference, however, between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and types of Karate or indeed other jiu-jitsu styles is its method of training. From day one your child is taught functional self-defence and everything practiced on the Tatami mats of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school works. No false impressions are made, everything is valid and has substance and more importantly children become confident in their abilities right from the start.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU SHOULD BE THE #1 CHOICE FOR YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT.
Project 229 is a pro-active community centre working with people of all ages. Having activities such as Jiu Jitsu brings a diverse range of skills development to the programme here. David is a highly skilled and talented tutor with an ability to really engage the children in his groups. The classes don’t just develop physical and mental skills but also a huge amount of social skills for life. His classes are disciplined and organised. His students learn respect and grow in confidence and build resilience and self-esteem week after week. BJJ and the classes that are run here are helping to make a real difference to the lives of people in the local area.
Beccy SolesberyProject 229 Community Centre
This is a brilliant class – not only does Dave manage to teach them basic Jiu-Jitsu skills in a way they can follow and enjoy, he helps them with life skills like concentration and teamwork. The class is a great combination of fun and learning that they all respond to. I thoroughly recommend.
A massive thank you to David from Grappling with Education for the excellent sessions he has provided for both staff and students from North Herts Education Support Centre. David’s incredibly calm and professional approach enabled him to engage with our students immediately – which is by no means an easy feat! Students and staff alike have been raving about the sessions and hope to attend many more in the future!