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Robin Kapuza Waggoner reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
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Professor Anderson is a great instructor! He is very patient and I am amazed at how much our 9 year old son has learned from him in just a few months. Our son has some physical challenges and Professor Anderson works around them and helps him to do things in Jiu-Jitsu that I didn't think he would be able to do. Enrolling our son here has been one of the best things that we have done for him!

Anna Leah reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
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This is THE place to get your kids into. Professor Jeremy is OUTSTANDING with the kiddos, teaching them focus and discipline as well as life skills. My husband and I are so grateful for Professor Jeremy and all he has taught to our kiddos and will continue to do so in the future.

Aaron Shipp reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
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A month ago I walked into WJJA with my eight-year old daughter with a plan of introducing her to some sort of physical activity, as a long winter quickly approaches here in Minneapolis. I thought martial arts would be a great way for her to stay active… it was a soft sell. Just checking the place (WJJA) out, completely unannounced. Well, needless to say, what a difference a month makes. I (not my daughter) joined and if only I joined many moons ago. What a great time! Prof. Anderson and his team have really created a welcoming environment that adds up to the best workout and fellowship that money can buy. I’m 45, with zero martial arts or wrestling experience and never watched MMA. I truly can’t wait to get to class work up a great sweat, compete and learn. Hat’s off Prof. Anderson.

Jeff Gerckens reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
5
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Professor Jeremy and his staff are great with kids. Very encouraging and good at building confidence. And based in the number of adults who appear for the next class, I'd guess he's good with them also. We drive 20+ miles round trip for each class, and WJJ is well worth it. Try it.

Corina Timea reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
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Started a month and a half ago, and turned out it was the best choice. Not only you work out, but learn self defense techniques while having fun. The environment at WJJ is more than friendly. Team members help each other out and Professor explains in detail the techniques. It is an excellent place to grow mentally, socially, and physically. Would recommend in a heartbeat!

Michael Sovereign reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
5
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I was a bit nervous before I entered the academy for the first time. I had no prior martial arts experience and had no idea how I would fare. Professor Anderson and the students made me feel very welcome from the start. Learning Jiu Jitsu (something completely out of my wheelhouse) has been a humbling and incredibly rewarding experience so far. Each time I go, it is one hour that completely frees my mind of any issues that might be swirling around in my noggin. It's my form of meditation. And I just received my first stripe on my white belt and cannot wait to continue my journey!

Cody Kending reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
5
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I’m a 40+ year old, 9-5, family guy that’s been training at WJJA 3 – 4x / week for the last 7 months. On any given day a guy like me trains with young national champion wrestlers, a world combat submission grappling champion and many larger, stronger talented guys and I have never had any fear for my safety. That is not the case in all gyms and it comes straight from Professor Anderson and filters down to everyone else in the room. He has built in our gym a strong sense of community and a real team that trains together and looks to improve each other every day through safe but intense training.

Professor Anderson has not just the qualification to teach but also the ability to transfer that knowledge in easily grasped blocks that he links together in a movement chain.

The consistent training has allowed me to see significant improvements in my flexibility, strength and overall durability. I haven’t felt this good since I was just out of college!

Jacob Tsypkin reviewed World Jiu Jitsu Academy
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Can’t say enough good things about this place. I was fortunate enough to train here for two weeks while in town for work. The environment was friendly, welcoming, and safe, without a hint of ego. Their programs for both kids and adults are fantastic, and the instructors are equal parts passionate and knowledgeable. If you’re in the area and have been considering trying jiu-jitsu, wait no longer - you won’t regret going to World Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

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Your New Family Activity: Martial Arts!

Your New Family Activity: Martial Arts

April 2nd is Family Day, and it’s the ideal time to talk about how to find family activities. If you have kids of different ages, then you know how challenging it can be to find things to do as a group. What excites your 10-year-old daughter is likely to bore your 7-year-old son – and vice versa.

There’s one exception that we know of – and that’s taking martial arts classes! Studying the martial arts is fun for people of all ages. It’s a great way to learn something new, get in shape, and discover common ground with the people who matter most to you. Here are some of the best reasons to study martial arts as a family.

#1: Making Exercise a Priority is Good for Everyone

People with kids sometimes struggle to make time in their busy schedules for exercise. And, a lot of kids would be content to spend their days sitting in front of a video game or television.

The solution? Signing the whole family up to study martial arts! As parents, you’ll be setting a good example by practicing what you preach about exercise. Kids will have a chance to burn off some of the excess energy they have, and the whole family can improve their health by getting regular workouts.

#2: Finding Common Ground Will Bring You Closer

When you do things together as a family, you build strong bonds that bring you closer. Even though you and your kids will be in separate classes, we think martial arts still qualifies as a group activity because you’ll all be pursuing similar goals.

In your free time, you’ll be able to talk about what you’ve learned. You may decide to practice together as a family – and you can attend competitions or go see the latest martial arts movie together. These things can all help you find common ground with one another.

#3: Learning the Five Tenets Improves Interpersonal Relationships

The five tenets of martial arts are the core of what you’ll learn in class – and they go far beyond the physical movements you’ll be working to master. In fact, practicing self-control, courtesy, and persistence will help you in every area of your life.

Families who study martial arts together find that their ability to focus on what’s important improves as a result. You’ll all learn to be aware of each other’s needs and to respect one another. Those are important lessons for kids, siblings, and parents.

#4: Studying Martial Arts is Fun

Anything you’re going to do as a family should be fun – and martial arts classes are! A good martial arts class is a social event combined with a great workout. You’ll get a boost of feel- good hormones after class and the whole family will be smiling.

Kids who might balk at doing a “boring” family activity will look forward to learning how to execute perfects kicks and punches or break a board with their fist. You won’t have to worry about whether the whole family will enjoy studying martial arts – they will!

Conclusion

Studying martial arts as a family can help you come together across the generations – and it’s a great way to carve some family time out of your busy lives.

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