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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids & Teens

Our amazing martial arts programs for kids and teens will boost your child’s focus, discipline, confidence, and social skills…while they have FUN. Youth jiu jitsu is also great for self-defense and competition.
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Prepare Your Child For Success 

Kids who train martial arts have a higher success rate in school. Why? Discipline, focus, goal setting, and drive. Martial arts instills these incredible traits in your child, every time they come.

That’s what makes our kids and teens jiu jitsu classes so powerful. Children are like sponges. They absorb things quickly and easily – far more easily than we do as adults. In fact, parents can sometimes see a difference in their kids after just one martial arts class. Each additional class they attend increases their knowledge and growth.

Not only are they getting healthier as they learn martial arts, they’re also learning the value of self-discipline and respect. When you enroll your child in a martial arts class, you’re giving them much more than the physical skills we teach. You’re giving them the opportunity to thrive.

Our jiu jitsu classes for kids and teens:

  • Encourages focus & discipline
  • Promotes confidence & self-reliance
  • Improves judgment and patience

TV & Video Game Alternative

Martial arts classes provide kids and teens with challenging workouts in a fun, social setting that rivals any video game.

Classes Monday - Friday

We have kids classes in three different age groups every day, and we don't limit how many days kids can attend. 

Coach & Former Teacher

Our head kids coach, Coach Kate, is a former school teacher with 15 years of experience—expertise you won't find anywhere else!

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Self-Defense Skills That Change Lives

We never want our kids to have to use these skills in modern life, but every good parent still wants their kids to be safe.

That’s why our martial arts training is very serious about teaching your kids the skills needed for self-protection in any circumstance, from the neighborhood bully to a stranger on the street (and so much more).

But knowing how to defend oneself is only half the battle. Our classes teach kids the respect and self-discipline needed to diffuse a situation without violence whenever possibleas well as the knowledge to know when force is the only way to safety.

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Fitness Disguised as FUN!

Between the foods we eat and the constant sitting and staring into screens and devices, many kids aren’t getting enough regular exercise.

Our kids jiu jitsu classes are full exercise routines disguised as a boatload of fun! That’s because they are jam packed with activities, games and drills that are all designed to disguise the repetition of training.

Of course it’s important for your kids to exercise and wear themselves out so they stay healthy, sleep well, and develop their minds and bodies. But just as important, our classes will help develop at a young age the physical habits they need to grow into healthy adults.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child is out of control. Can martial arts help?

Yes. Self-control is essential to the study of martial arts, and our students learn that they must be the masters of their actions and emotions.

My child isn’t physically coordinated. Will they get hurt?

No. Our instructors are experienced working with children of all abilities and ages. Your child will learn at a pace that is comfortable for them, and in environment that puts their physical safety first.

What skills will my child learn to help themselves do better in school?

Martial arts training teaches focus, discipline, self-control, and respect. These traits help children let go of petty grievances and learn to pay attention to the things that are most important to their future success.

I don’t want my child getting into fights. Won’t martial arts make them want to fight?

No. Martial arts has its roots in self-defense, but we teach children to only use jiu jitsu as a last resort after they've tried to deescalate a situation. Many children do enjoy competing in local tournaments where they can test out their skills in a controlled environment. Our instructors are also there to coach during their matches.

My child hates sports – won’t they hate martial arts too?

Some kids who come to us are resistant at first, but martial arts instruction is both fun and active. Many kids think that martial artists or the people they see in UFC are cool and that can help them stick with it even if it’s hard at first.

Can martial arts help my child have faith in their abilities?

Yes. Kids who study martial arts learn that hard and persistent work pays off. Each small success helps children believe in themselves and have faith they can achieve their next goal.

My teen doesn’t respect me at all. Can studying martial arts change that?

Yes. Respect is a core value in our martial arts school, and all students learn to respect their instructors, fellow students, and their parents.

My teenager is being bullied. How can studying martial arts help?

Teens who study martial arts learn to carry themselves with strength and confidence, and that makes them less likely to be targeted by bullies. They also learn how to defend themselves if necessary.

I can’t believe how poor my teen’s judgment is. Can studying martial arts make a difference?

Yes. Martial arts classes require teens to learn and then apply lessons to decisions in real time in our martial arts school. That’s a skill that they will carry with them everywhere they go.

My teenager spends all day playing video games – won’t they resist the idea of taking a jiu jitsu class?

They might – but martial arts classes are fun and social, and kids also see them as cool. We’re used to a little resistance, but we also know how to get teens interested in what we teach, and keep them interested.

Will taking martial arts classes make my teenager less prone to making careless and thoughtless decisions?

We teach teenagers the value of respect, discipline, and judgment, and they learn that knee-jerk decisions are often not the right ones.


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