Kids' Programs

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art with an emphasis on ground fighting, using leverage and technique to get the fight to the ground and defeat an opponent using joint-locks and choke-holds. BJJ is the most effective martial art for self-defense in the world, especially for kids. It is also a fun and engaging exercise program, and a powerful tool for empowering kids by developing confidence, self-control, strength, and discipline.

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Kids' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (6–12 year olds)

We teach our kids the same foundational curriculum we teach the adults in a way that’s encouraging, engaging, and fun! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent way for kids to get exercise and build confidence, strength, discipline, and endurance, all while learning vital self defense techniques.

Bullying is as prevalent as ever, and Brazliain Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective anti-bullying program. Learning self-defense at an early age builds confidence and and a sense of security, which makes children less likely a target for bullying. If they must defend themselves, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives them the tools to control the situation, as well as the wisdom to avoid violence when possible.

Many of our students compete regularly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

Half-Pints Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (3–5 year olds)

Our Half-Pints Kids’ class builds discipline, strength, endurance, and skill by practicing fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu movements and drills. Our instructors mix Jiu-Jitsu concepts with games and play to keep the kids engaged and having fun! The program is great exercise for the little ones, promotes self-discipline, character building, and establishes a strong foundation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.

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