Preparing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstration with twenty-one kids, one teenager, and two adults is not an easy thing to do, but yet, every year Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-jitsu School does just that.
The preparation takes a few weeks. Our Demo Team has kids from 4 to 17 years old, most of them belong to our Black Belt Club program and some from our Little Ninjas Program.
During the rehearsal classes for the demonstration, parents excitedly watch their children going through the process of learning the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques they will perform, memorizing the order of their presentation and getting familiar with their teammates in their groups.
Some of these kids have never performed anything on stage before. The stakes are high. They’ll perform in front of a lot of people at the City’s biggest summer event, the San Clemente Ocean Festival.
It’s hard for anyone to predict how the demonstration will turn out. Anyone but our instructors. They’ve seen it happen many times before. They know that when the time comes, the kids will give their very best.
At Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we understand that when we give our students a purpose, they will be more motivated, and they will work hard to achieve it.
The Demonstration day comes and with it the expectations of a beautiful performance. Is my kid going to step up to the occasion or will she forget everything? The parents can’t stop thinking.
They finally come to the stage; the moment has arrived. The music begins, and the first group starts their first moves. The crowd applauds, and the kids perform one move after another, almost flawlessly.
In the end, they all put on a great show for the city of San Clemente, and one more time the parents leave the Ocean Festival proud of their children. And so did we.