A confident kid is UNSTOPPABLE! It’s amazing, but true…
Did you know that Martial Arts is 10 times better than Team Sports in developing a child’s self esteem and confidence? Our program can and WILL help your child increase their confidence, self-esteem, discipline, while teaching them life skills that will last them a lifetime. (Let me explain why you MUST come see our program for yourself. It will be the best thing that you’ll ever do for your child.)
Martial Arts is 10 times better than Team Sports in developing a child’s self esteem and confidence…
In our program you child will be able to progress at their very own pace. We understand that everyone learns differently. No matter if your child can only train once a week or everyday we have the program that will fit your needs.
Does He Look Confident to You?
Important Message for Parents
My name is Roberto Torralbas and I’m a full time BJJ practitioner/competitor, school owner (Third Law BJJ Academy in Naples, FL), and Head Instructor/Head Coach. I was born in Havana, Cuba on December 19, of 1984.
I started doing Judo at the age of 6 when my father decided it would be a good sport for me to try. Funny thing was, I loved baseball at the time. Back then, I couldn’t understand why my father was so insistent that that I do Judo.
At first, I loved it. Running, jumping, climbing ropes, etc. … but there was a kid in the class could beat me at will at everything (running, jumping, sparring, etc…). I HATED LOSING. So I started making excuses not to go. I was nervous to go to class just because I didn’t want to lose. But my dad helped me face that fear by not letting me miss a single class. I didn’t grow up with my father because I left Cuba at the age of 9 and he stayed behind. But when I look at my experiences and memories to that age, I still remember this as the most valuable thing he ever did for me. Read my (full bio here).
Why is that? As a young adult, I returned to the mats and began training again in a different style that is very similar but at the same time very different: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Read my (full bio here, where I explain why I left Judo for BJJ).
I couldn’t believe it, but those experiences that I had as with Judo made me want to return to the mats and gave me an incredible passion for success. Then, one day I understood why my Dad wanted me to do Judo:
The educational system in Cuba was a bit rough. There were tough kids in those classrooms and he wanted me to learn ways to defend myself and not to be any bully’s victim.
What I don’t know, is if he realized that self-defense was just the beginning of what he had done for me.
From that experience, I learned valuable lessons that I still carry with me today: commitment, discipline, courage, confidence and persistence in overcoming obstacles. And that’s only the beginning.
The words “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” are so misleading. Here is a common definition:
“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ) is a predominantly ground-oriented martial art which was originally derived from traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. In the mid-1920’s, Carlos Gracie opened the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He taught the skills he learned from Japanese Judo master Esai Maeda. The skills were later modified to use less strength and to be more effective against larger opponents. In the past decade, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity has spread due to its success in mixed martial arts contests and no holds barred contests. The art is heavily based around the development of numerous submission holds, but emphasis is also placed on gaining and maintaining advantageous positions. As a result is a very effective method of self-defense because it teaches the practitioner how to move and defend against attacks on the ground or standing. A Jiu-Jitsu student will learn to control his opponent without causing unnecessary harm or injuries”
Jiu-Jitu is a science that studies a system of bio mechanics that allow a weaker opponent to defeat much larger ones. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Being good at Jiu-Jitsu is not the primary benefit that practitioners get from it.
What is the primary benefit? If I could sum it all up in one sentence it would be: “The main benefit one person gets out of training Brazilian jiu jitsu is the mental training which results in mental strength.”
Mental strength: The ability to manage your emotions, perform at your best, and overcome any obstacle.
I truly believe that confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness, courage and other often-mentioned positive qualities are products of being mentally strong.
My program is a great opportunity for you, as a parent, to equip your child with the ability to overcome any obstacle life may throw at him or her.
While the rest of the world is trying to comfort your child (video games, friends, etc..), I will be CHALLENGING him or her in a carefully-designed curriculum. Think of me as the extra school teacher who cares the most about your kid, the one that wants to see your child succeed, go to college, and become a leader in whatever field he or she choose to pursue in life.
Roberto Torralbas Head Instructor Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Discover How To Give Your Child a Head Start In Life
Are you doing everything you can…
The 2-4 hours that kids spend after school before their parents get home are some of the most important hours in a child’s life….
- To arm your child to succeed in life?
- To help them be the best they can be in school?
- To develop their self confidence?
- To assist them in developing their unique potential?
- To learn self discipline?
Most parents do everything they can to teach these things to their children but After School many parents need some help. The 2-4 hours that kids spend after school before their parents get home are some of the most important hours in a child’s life.
How Is Your Child Spending Their Time After School?
Previously a timid boy, he is now capable of exerting himself in other sports and activities, in very positive ways…
I am very happy that we have enrolled our six year old son, Adam, into the Head Start in Life Jiu Jitsu program. Initially, I was very reluctant, worried that my son would become bored, as was the case with a previous martial arts program. To my surprise, Adam’s committment to the class has been quite the opposite. He has enjoyed all aspects of the program and always looks forward to each class. Adam is always eager to get into the car to head over to class, and will stop anything that he is doing in order to do so – video games not excluded. Most suprisingly, his enthusiasm for the program was obvious when he chose to give up other popular activities, such as the Boy Scouts when scheduling conflicts arose.
Most importantly for me, as a parent, is the obvious growth that has occurred during these short 3 months.
The physical skills that he has acquired have clearly translated into a new self confidence. Previously a timid boy, he is now capable of exerting himself in other sports and activities, in very positive ways.
Lastly, although many martial arts schools claim to place an equal emphasis on respect and personal growth to self defense, I believe that the program at Head Start in Life takes those goals to a far higher level. A full ten minutes at the beginning of each class is dedicated toward promoting growth in areas of academics and character, as well as other areas that are not always associated with martial arts training. As such, one is just as likely to observe teaching in geography, multiplication tables, and etiquete as one would jiu-jitsu throws and pinning techniques.
In the end, I would recommend the program to all children.
Robert Sadaty Concierge Doctor
Let’s look at this example: The average child spends 3-4 hours somewhere after school before their parents come home. A child that goes from 1st to 7th grade spends about 200 days in school out of the year, This doesn’t even include the 8 hours a day for 2-3 months during the summer.
200 days times 3 hours is 600 hours a year a child spends doing what?
Some go to babysitters. Some go home and play with their friends doing whatever they want. A lot just sit in front of the television. Others get into serious trouble. Not our students.
Let’s put this into perspective…Between the 1st and 7th grade a child spends an average of 4200 hours doing basically nothing productive. This time is more valuable than you know. In 4200 hours you could graduate from college, get your Masters Degree and your Ph.D. So why wouldn’t you let your child spend this valuable time learning skills that will last a lifetime?
When our kids get out of school, their parents know that their child is being trained in real Life Skills. With our busy 21st Century schedules, it’s hard to find the time and resources to really help them with these important life skills.
You would think and expect that they would learn about perseverance, positive mental attitudes, self discipline and goal setting in school, but they really don’t.
Students who attend the Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes are a step up on others because we teach them about these important life skills and how to develop them to their fullest! Success traits that will pay off for the rest of their lives.
Bully Proof Your Child Today
The website KidsHealth.com is an amazing resource for kids and parents. They did a small survey in which they asked 1,229 boys and girls to answer some questions about bullying. Nearly half of them said they had been bullied before. Some said it was happening every day. Others said it only happened once in a while. Here’s how the group answered:
How often have you been bullied?
How often have you bullied others?
It can be hard for kids to know what to do if a bully bothers them.
This is how the kids that had been bullied recall reacting:
Untreated or handled inappropriately, bullying can be a big problem that doesn’t get better. And when no one does anything, the bullied kid can feel worse and worse, even to the point of being afraid to go to school. We will teach your child to handle bullies appropriately. How are we going to do that? I’ll give you a little clue: Jiu-Jitsu will be his last resort! Why? Easy:
Violence isn’t a good way of solving problems, because both kids could get hurt. Also, fighting usually results in getting both kids in trouble, even if the bully started the whole thing. At the end of the day, the bully still gets the satisfaction of seeing the other kid get really upset.
There are many ways of beating bullying–the best of which is to avoid conflict and violence altogether, especially in this day and age. That’s why it’s so important to know how to Defeat Bullies Without Violence, but also to be able to defend yourself with force, of course only when it is absolutely necessary to do so. You will be able to rest assured that your child will have all the tools necessary to become a successful leader.
Here are some of the lessons we will go over with your child: