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Kids Martial Arts

Our kids martial arts program teaches kids discipline and respect while learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Your kids will learn how to defend themselves while improving their motor skills, and confidence in a fun and controlled environment.

In addition to learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu they’ll also learn judo, wrestling, and bully prevention techniques. Our classes are led by black-belt instructors who will transform your child and give them the confidence to soar! Our classes are also a great way of making new quality friends.

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About BJJ Kids Classes

Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes are designed to introduce children to the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in a fun and safe environment. These classes focus on teaching children the fundamental techniques, principles, and values associated with BJJ while also promoting physical fitness, discipline, and self-confidence. Here is an overview of what you can typically expect from kids' Jiu-Jitsu classes:

  1. Age Groups:  Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes are typically divided into different age groups, ranging from as young as 4 or 5 years old to teenagers. This division ensures that the curriculum and training methods are age-appropriate and cater to the specific needs and abilities of each age group.
  2. Qualified Instructors:  Instructors are experienced in teaching Jiu-Jitsu to children and have a good understanding of child development. They prioritize safety and ensure that the techniques taught are suitable for the children's physical capabilities.
  3. Warm-Up and Conditioning:  Classes usually start with a warm-up and conditioning exercises to prepare the kids' bodies for the physical demands of Jiu-Jitsu. This may include jogging, stretching, and basic calisthenics.
  4. Basic Techniques:  Kids are introduced to basic Jiu-Jitsu techniques, such as positioning, escapes, sweeps, and submissions. These are taught in a step-by-step manner, with a focus on proper form and technique.
  5. Drills:  Kids engage in partner drills and exercises that help them practice the techniques they've learned. These drills may include positional sparring, which allows children to apply what they've learned in a controlled setting.
  6. Grappling and Rolling:  As students progress, they may engage in live sparring or rolling sessions. This is where they apply their skills in a more dynamic and fluid manner, simulating real Jiu-Jitsu matches. Safety is a top priority, and instructors closely supervise these sessions.
  7. Self-Defense:  Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes also emphasize self-defense techniques, which can help children protect themselves in real-life situations. These techniques may include escapes from common holds and grabs.
  8. Character Building:  Jiu-Jitsu places a strong emphasis on character development. Kids learn values such as respect, discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship. These principles are often reinforced through discussions and activities in class.
  9. Safety Measures:  Instructors prioritize the safety of the students. This includes ensuring that the practice area is clean and well-maintained, enforcing safety rules, and promoting the use of appropriate protective gear, such as a gi (uniform) and mouthguard
  10. Fun and Games:  To keep children engaged and excited about Jiu-Jitsu, classes often incorporate games and fun activities that reinforce the techniques and concepts they've learned.
  11. Graduation and Belt System:  Like in adult Jiu-Jitsu, kids' classes may have a belt system to mark their progress. As they demonstrate proficiency in the techniques and values of Jiu-Jitsu, they can earn stripes and eventually advance to the next belt rank.
Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes provide a holistic learning experience that goes beyond physical skills, teaching important life skills and values that can benefit children both on and off the mat. It's an excellent way for kids to build self-confidence, improve their fitness, and develop character in a supportive and structured environment.
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