Brazilian Jiujitsu in schools or colleges
Frequently the subject of BJJ being introduced to schools is raised as something that people would love to do but simply don’t know where to start.
While I don’t profess to be an expert within education or instruction of BJJ I am expertly passionate about the growth of our sport.
Therefore I am sharing with you advice I recently received for setting up weekly classes as part of a scheduled curriculum.
One size doesn’t fit all, whether you’re a teacher looking to add some interesting new classes for students or a BJJ club reaching out to a local school, talk about what you hope to achieve with your classes, shape the first few around this and go from there.
Schools and teachers please be aware there is likely to be a financial commitment required, we do all love this sport and want to see the next generation develop but by volunteering time we are sacrificing something, at the very least we need expenses covered, you will receive so much more than just the hour of the class, a lot of planning goes into coaching sessions and classes.
This is an introduction class, make it fun and memorable, there really shouldn’t be any pressure and of course the moves will need to be age appropriate.
Movement drills are a fun and valuable way to help people prepare to transition to full training.
You will need instructors insurance, a DBS check and it’s recommended you take a safeguarding course.