What Makes Me Feel Good

My name is Sam and I am 10 years old.

I struggle just the same as you.

Today I would like to share my favorite martial art:

Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Jiu jitsu is a ground fighting sport. It was created in Brazil by a man named Helio Gracie.

It started out small, but now it is one of the biggest self deference sports in the world.

Some of the jiu jitsu moves are arm bar, triangle choke, cross choke, and double leg take down. Of course, these are only a few out of the thousands of moves in jiu jitsu.

I like jiu jitsu so much it really gives me confidence. It really is an amazing sport and great to learn.

The club I train at is one of the best in the world. Most of the teachers there are world champions and about a quarter of them have won the biggest jiu jitsu competition ever.

The people that train at the club I can really trust. It makes me feel good about myself.

I get bullied at school and when I go to jiu jitsu it really makes me feel good.

I really hope you can find something that makes you feel good about yourself.


Sam is a fantastic Canadian kid who now lives in Singapore. He’s super musical, has a great sense of humour and enjoys travelling with his family to far off places. He is happiest when he’s doing what he loves – Brazilian jiu jitsu.