Getting back into the swing of things

Lockdown is over and now kids can get back into what they love doing.

After spending month after month in lockdown over the past two years, it’s no surprise that some children and teens are less enthusiastic about extracurricular activities.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood understands the lockdowns have affected everyone differently and is approaching the return to face-to-face classes with compassion.

Those youths who have become more withdrawn are invited to take private lessons, or come to class early to spend time with their instructors in a bid to reconnect after some time away.

“Lockdown has affected everyone differently, and we tried to keep the connections going through online classes,” Robbie Singh, head instructor at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood, said.

“But for some, who were already burnt out with online classes, they didn’t want to then do their extracurricular activities over the screen too.

“They are the ones we are spending extra time with to re-engage and connect.”

Robbie says they have also given parents terminology to use to help their kids get excited about activities outside school again.

“Sometimes with sports, parents focus on things they missed,” Robbie said.

“But the way to help them re-engage is to focus on the positives, things like you looked like you had a lot of fun, you laughed a lot.”

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Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood is located at 2/5-13 Sinnott St, Burwood