Our exciting Jiu-Jitsu program includes 45 minutes of educational fitness-themed activities, and fun team building games three times a week. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the ideal method of self-defense for kids because it emphasizes leverage and technique over strength and power. This focus makes it possible for all children to excel, regardless of their size or athletic ability. Children between the ages of 5 to 13 are eligible to participate in the program, those between the tender ages of 3-5 can receive private lessons to boost their motor movement, develop coordination, balance, and agility. Over time, Children will gain self-esteem and exhibit confidence with their new jiu-jitsu techniques. Our instructors constantly stress the value of when to use their skills (for self-defense, or in competition only.) The hidden exposure to direction following, humility & many other life lessons are a bonus. We enlighten everyone with many problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities along with cause & effect. Children who have high self-esteem have the confidence to stand up for themselves, and more apt to help others.
Those who participate in Jiu-Jitsu are proven to have better attention spans, which in turn means being a better student in school and better grades! They will learn gratitude, respect, loyalty, and the importance of keeping their bodies healthy and drug-free. Every child learns to follow directions, work as a team, and participate in class activities. Kids are ranked in a belt system (white, yellow, orange, green, and blue) and within these belts they will earn degrees (3 degrees per belt). The belt system teaches your child about setting long-term goals (becoming a black belt) and short-term goals, such as being able to execute a new technique they learned in class, or achieving their next degree or belt.
This program will teach your child practical self-defense skills for life threatening situations, and it will teach them how to think fast on their feet, improvise and avoid trouble. Instructors will teach the students when to use their newfound jiu-jitsu techniques, and not to be a bully.
Phil is an amazing and knowledgeable instructor. If you want to learn from the best, you've found the right place.
This facility is the best! It is filled with awesome and genuine people. You won't find a better atmosphere to train in!!
We've been going here for my daughter's BJJ classes for almost 3 years now...she still loves it! Laura is very attentive to the entire business aspect such as ease of registration and notification of events, and Phil has a style of teaching that always keep the kids engaged! He motivates them every class and includes life lessons that are used on and off the mats. My 7 year old daughter's ability to quickly make decisions and follow directions has improved so much and I credit these classes! I love the bully-proof teachings too for the school age kids, and how they are able to think and respond to a bullying situation not just to protect themselves, but also those around them. I'm so grateful Phil and Laura are part of our community!