Kelly Slater to parents: ‘Put your kids in Jiu-Jitsu before other sports’

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Marcus Buchecha and Kelly Slater after training. Promotional photo.

Marcus Buchecha and Kelly Slater after training. Promotional photo.

A surfing god and BJJ blue-belt, Kelly Slater knows full well the benefits of practicing the gentle art. Last week he talked and rolled with Marcus Buchecha and the Mendes brothers in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Slater learned a great deal as he exchanged experiences with the black-belts, and later left this piece of advice:

“I advise all parents to put their kids in Jiu-Jitsu classes before any other sport.”

Jiu-Jitsu is something so simple and harmless that any kid can practice it.

But it’s also a powerful tool to educate the young citizen. Follow Slater’s tip and sign your kid up for BJJ.

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