Pandas Empowered - Martial Arts for Autism
At Pace Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, we're proud to offer Martial Arts for Autism in order to give students of all ages and experience levels the opportunity to learn Jiu Jitsu in a positive environment. The benefits of Martial Arts are endless - and that's no different for our Pandas Empowered program! Martial Arts give students an outlet to release energy or frustrations in a controlled and welcoming environment.
Interactive Autism Network found children with autism spectrum disorders are bullied nearly five times as often compared to their peers.
Pandas Empowered is a self-defense program catered to children with these special needs. Simply fill out the short form below to learn more today!
Learn New Skills With Every Class at Pace Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy
This program is close to our hearts as it was developed after a provider told Professor Marcello and coach Jasmin that their autistic son, Noah, would never be able to participate in athletic activities. Through coach Jasmin's unrelenting perseverance and research, this Martial Arts for Autism program was developed and now Noah is able not only train in sports, but to actually compete in open Jiu Jitsu tournaments with other kids his age. Because of the great success the program has had with Noah, Coach Jasmin and Professor Marcello decided to extend this opportunity to help other special needs children in the community.
The specialized training involves constant assessing of the child's strengths while encouraging muscle memory and situational awareness. We want to connect all ages and abilities to access the benefits of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.
After just one class, you will notice:
- Improved focus
- Increased self-confidence and awareness
- New friendships
- The ability to step out of our their comfort zone
- And so much more!
Our Pandas Empower Program Teaches Students to Be Proud of Themselves and Classmates!
These classes are held in a structured environment and led by caring and compassionate instructors who really understand what it takes to provide a healthy and positive environment. The Pandas Empowered Program includes promotional access as well as Fun Fridays. Contact us for more information about this unique program!