Ukrainian young champions. Sport among children and youth


“A sound mind in a sound body!” is a common motto among athletes and people who keep a healthy lifestyle.

These words are also familiar to small citizens of Kropivnitskiy city (Ukraine). Today Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been actively developing there. After 7-year- old fighter from SC “Borets” / ZR Team has won at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship which in Abu Dhabi children have seen at practice that persistence and hard work bring great results.

Today SC “Borets” actively invites children for classes of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The head coach and founder of the club Ievgen Skyrda says, sport is very important and not less than school education. Moreover, sport in young age has a set of advantages. Ievgen says that he likes to work with children. He notes that classes with kids inspire and motivate him a lot. “We are aimed at high sport results. I think that in the nearest future our club will become one of the strongest ones not only in Ukraine but in the world. In order to achieve such goal, it`s necessary to start with children. That’s why we mainly train children”.

Recently, SC “Borets” was visited by representatives of the BioTexCom center which is a club’s sponsor. It became the whole event for children. They were presented T-shirts, made a photo shoot and interviewed.

Girls also train in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu section. “Girls are also members of our club. At first, I was against it but later I understood that it isn`t a strength sport. Most parents don’t understand why their daughter should visit trainings on fight. But it is very useful for their development and health”- Ievgen Skyrda says.

Coaches explain jiu-jitsu is a kind of philosophy. It is not just only a fight. Sportsmen meet on the mat and without use of blows. It is known, that this martial art is based on principals where person with poorly developed constitution can successfully defend himself and beat stronger opponent out if he will use proper techniques.

It happened so, that martial art is associated with fight at once. But jiu-jitsu fighters don’t beat each other. The body-checks aren’t used in this sport. If you know the rules of jiu-jitsu you will be able to stand up for yourself in any situation”- Ievgen Skyrda says.

It’s also worth noting that children enjoy trainings very much and always come to the gym with a big pleasure. Coaches teach them endurance, willpower, respect towards people, culture. In a word we help children to develop a sound mind in sound bodies.

Victories of young Ukrainian athletes on the world sport arena inspire participants of the club and give more desire to train and win. It should be reminded Ukrainians have shown a great result this year at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship which was held in Abu Dhabi. 14-year-old sportsmen, fighters of “Borets” club Serhii Krasovskyi and Serhii Rusnak became the world champions on Brazilian jiu-jitsu among juniors in Abu Dhabi. After the victory at the World Championship, Serhii Krasovskyi and Serhii Rusnak will receive financial grand on regular basis from sponsor, the BioTexCom center. The hard work brings young athletes their first results in sport career.

Earlier the victory rhythm was set by 7-year-old Nikita Petushinskyi. He is also member of the “Borets” club. This spring Nikita became the world jiu-jitsu champion in his age category!

Last modified: November 23, 2017

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