Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach Workplace Leadership Skills

Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach Workplace Leadership Skills

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach Workplace Leadership Skills” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:36|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Droid%20Sans%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ijjauk.com%2FJiu-Jitsu|||”][vc_column_text]In today’s competitive employment market, you need the develop an edge over your competition

JiuJitsu can help develop those very skills that can set you apart.   Yes, you will develop obvious skills in self defence and fitness. But what about the less obvious skills such as leadership?


Here are the 4 Key Leadership skills I see students developing

1. Leading a Team

Teamwork is a basic skill that everyone needs to learn because it’s not something you are born with.  The Tori and Uke relationship that forms the basis of training allows  students to learn to work together, and trust your partner.  After all they may be throwing you and if they get it wrong it’s the Uke that suffers the consequences and it’s their turn next!

As students go through the belt system, they are often called upon to help teach lower belts.  This is where leadership really becomes necessary.  It may well be that the people you are teaching are bigger, older or stronger than you.  Yet you still have to make sure they are following your instructions or guidelines and it can be intimidating.  Even now, there is still a little voice inside my head that’s asks “why are you teaching these people, your aren’t that good yourself?”   Yet, I still have my training to fall back on and I know that I can do this.

Just think of the impact this has in the workplace. When things get tough, I know that I have  the training to get through tough times successfully.

2. Leadership and Communication

It is vital that leaders communicate with their team.  By communicate I mean, get your point across in an acceptable way.  I am not talking about shouting and bullying because I am in charge!

Leaders in charge of a team need to recognise, motivate, and appreciate great work whilst at the same time getting the job done.

Jiu-Jitsu teaches precisely that skill, our students support and encourage each other to constantly improve.

3. Organisation and Strategic Development

Team work and communication are useless without a plan of action or strategy behind it.  Leaders always have the ultimate goal in mind.  Whether it is getting a distinction at the next grading or passing your black belt.  Jiu-Jitsu students have their eyes firmly on their next goal.  They cut the nonsense and get down to the bare bones: What do I need to do to pass my next grading?

4. Self Discipline

Passing your Black Belt is never easy!  You need to practise and practise more and more.  Students quickly recognise the challenge at hand, no one can put the work in for them.  They MUST contribute to their own success, that means coming to class rather than playing out when the sun is shining.  That means being in the dojo when they would rather be in bed.

Leaders are not perfect and they don’t always have the answer.  They are human and make mistakes. More importantly they learn from their mistakes and never give up.

Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach You Workplace Leadership Skills

Here at IJJA we know that you aren’t born a leader, we encourage everyone to learn the skills to be successful in life.  So join our Young Leader programme now and start building the transferable skills that set you apart from your competition.

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