Why are you paying so much for your kid to train jiu jitsu?

One of my friends asked "Why would you pay so much money for your kid to train jiu jitsu”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't INVEST the money for my kid to train.

So, if I am not paying for him/her to just train jiu jitsu, what am I paying for?
- I pay for those moments when my son/daughter becomes so tired he wants to quit but doesn't.
- I pay for those days when my son/daughter comes home from school and is "too tired or too sore" to go to practice but goes anyway.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn to be disciplined, focused, and dedicated.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn to take care of his/her body and his equipment.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn to work with others and to be a good team mate, gracious in defeat, and humble in success.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn to deal with disappointment, when he/she doesn't get that win he'd/she'd hoped for, but he goes back week after week giving it his/her best shot.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn to make and accomplish goals.
- I pay for my son/daughter to respect, not only him/herself, but other teammates, referees and coaches.
- I pay for my son/daughter to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years, of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight on and off the mats.
- I pay for my son/daughter to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
- I pay for the opportunity my son/daughter has and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
- I pay so that my son/daughter can be out on the mat instead of in front of a screen...
...I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for the techniques; I pay for the opportunities that jiu jitsu provides my kid to develop attributes that will serve him/her well throughout his/her life and give the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment! (Borrowed and Adapted)

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Youth Competition Team, CHAMPION minded

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It’s rare to see kids nowadays commit to anything long term especially when it requires them to sweat, work hard and put in multiple hours per week. That’s exactly what these Champions have in common “HARD WORK” ethics and never give up attitude. Our Youth Competition Team have been making a great name for themselves in the local competition scene with the leadership of our head coach Professor Gazzy Parman and assistant coach Professor Kenny Seger.

It’s not the medals they win or lose but it’s the winning “champion” attitude that makes them special on and off the mats. Sometimes the practices are hard and it takes a toll on them but with the support of their parents these kids seem to thrive off the energy they surround themselves with. On the mats they are pushed to do their best regardless of the outcome and are taught that if they want to win (in jiu jitsu and in everyday life) that they must put in the time and effort and that nothing will come easy. Our champions are taught to get out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves to fully reach their hidden potential and we couldn’t be more proud of them.

Congratulations on all your success and we are so proud to be along side your jiu jitsu journey!

Graduation and Team Growth

Sept 2018 Team Picture

Sept 2018 Team Picture

This past Saturday Sept 15th we hosted our seminar and semi annual belt graduation ceremony with close to 150 students in attendance. Even though we were missing another 40-50% of our student body it was a huge success. We had close to 60 new students who were promoted to their respected next ranks including 7 black belts! YES 7 new black belts!! this is huge!!!

Back about 10 years ago it was actually a big deal to have 1 black belt in the academy but we are now at 10 black belts who will be training and lending a hand on a daily bases. Congratulations to ALL students who were promoted and can’t wait to see you all on the mat!

Ares Kenny Kim BJJ here in Marietta has been on a very strong and fast growth spur and we can’t be any happier! With the growth of the academy and our team we will strive to keep the quality of the classes to a maximum level and will ensure the best experience for everyone stepping on the mat here in the metro Atlanta area. Thank You all for your continued support and can’t wait to see what the next couple years will bring us.

Kenny Kim

Black Belts

Black Belts