Little Sharks Children's Classes

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.

Class Times

Choose A Membership Package

  • Little Sharks 1x Per Week

    Your membership dues would allow for 1 class per week per child with the currently selected schedule. 
    Price is $80 per enrolled child and will re-bill every 30 days for $80 each until cancelled.
  • Little Sharks 2x Per Week

    Your membership dues would allow for 2 classes per week per child with the currently selected schedule. 
    Price is $90 for each enrolled child and will re-bill every 30 days for $90 each until cancelled.

    5 star review  I've heard wonderful things about your gym- keep the inspiration flowing.

    Angela Samaro Avatar Angela Samaro
    March 23, 2014

    positive review  Phil Cardella is one great Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor. He is one proven person in the field of Martial Arts, if I m not mistaken he is a US Army Combatives Instructor, MIxed Martial Arts Veteran and a Relson Gracie Black Belt. Besides all of that he is one human being, he is a true friend and always gives you a hand when one needs it. My Jiu Jitsu foundation is from him. This academy is highly recommended!

    Elias Maluco Avatar Elias Maluco
    March 25, 2019

    5 star review  I started training with Phil Cardella in Austin, TX. I was fortunate to train with him and be brought into the Relson Gracie Team (Family). I was able to train with him all over Texas, Hawaii, and Florida. Awesome Academy with great people. The place to train in Florida.

    Daniel Pilewski Avatar Daniel Pilewski
    January 31, 2016

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

St. Augustine, Florida

1605 Old Moultrie rd St. Augustine FL32084
(904) 900 - 4105
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