My kids and I have been Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai for almost a decade now and it’s time to bring Liam into the fold.
He just turned 5 which is the age most gyms allow kids to start training. I took him with us to class last night and he fell in love with what he saw… So much so that he started pouting because he wasn’t able to be out there.
So, tomorrow, I’ll be taking him to his first unofficial class to see how he handles it, whether he can (and will) follow the coaches instructions, and the big one for me is going to be diabetes management.
I’ll have snacks and juice at the ready and we plan to suspend his basal an hour before class start time.
Looking forward to letting him start his journey in the “gentle art” of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - if he decides he wants to pursue it after trying it out for himself.
Will update after class with how he handles it and how his sugars fared.