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Plymouth, Mi. 48170
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  • Kaizen BJJ Plymouth
    40340 Five Mile Road Plymouth, MI. 48170
    Phone: 734.667.3206 Location
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Martial Arts
    Rated 5 / 5 based on 23 reviews

    The owner’s book is available on amazon.com.

    Child BJJ Student’s 15 Minute Transformation 2018-01-23T12:19:05+00:00

    A Child BJJ Student’s 15 Minute Transformation

    Written by Ryan Fiorenzi on . Posted in Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Plymouth

    At our most recent BJJ & Martial Arts belt testing, we saw something incredible, and I just found out that we have the photos of the “before” and “after.”

    There is a student in the Little Warriors named Luke.  He has been in the 4-5 year old BJJ & Martial Arts class at Kaizen BJJ Plymouth for a little while.

    Not too long ago, we had a belt testing, and we made it an event.  We took the aerobic kickboxing bags off of the mat, set up a table and chairs, and we had a photographer and videographer- we made it a big deal.

    Luke’s parents told me that he doesn’t like change.  To start the test, he didn’t want to go on the mat.  I was the one who called all the students to line up, and he had never been in any of my classes before.

    He cried for the first 10-15 minutes of the test.  Sensei Dana, who is one of the Little Warrior’s Children’s Instructors, talked to him one on one about courage:

    Sensei-Dana

    Amazingly, a few minutes later he told Sensei Dana that he wanted to roll with me! I’m really glad that our one of the photographers caught the beginning of the match!

    Overcoming-Fear-Kaizen

    What an amazing transformation in such a short time! From tears to hard training with someone he didn’t know, and who is 6 times his size! Luke proved again that martial arts training is more than self defense, it’s a tool for character development.