My name is Brian Neal and I have been training at Crazy 88 BJJ for a little over a year. There were several reasons that factored into my decision when choosing which school to train at.
I wanted to find a school that had a quality kids program. My son Tyler is almost six-years old now and loves coming to train what he calls “boo jitsu”. Danny Ives is the head instructor for the kids program and I have to say that I wouldn’t take my son anywhere else. In just the first few months, I could see a significant increase in Tyler’s motor skills. There were things, like cartwheels, that he (as well as the rest of the class) couldn’t do early on but now they just fly down the mats!
Danny also taught my son early on the value of following rules. There are ten basic rules that the kids have to follow and Tyler, like any kid, tested those rules and broke one. He was punished by losing a stripe from his belt, which set him behind the rest of his fellow students. It worked because Tyler hasn’t broken that rule since and has actually EARNED his stripe back. I, like most parents, never want to see their child being picked on or bullied. I know that I will never have to worry about that with Tyler but I also never have to worry about Tyler using anything he learns in class unneccessarily because of the self-discipline that Danny teachs.
Another reason was to create friendships for not only myself, but Tyler as well. Being here for as long as I have has afforded me the opportunity to help out with the kid’s class on occasion, and that’s allowed me to meet all of the parents at one point or another and get to know them. We recently held a fundraiser to help purchase a television set for the kids (adults as well) and every parent “stepped up” to the plate and helped make it the best fundraiser to date! It’s nice to see the parents taking a vested interest in the school as well as its progression.
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