Juniors Program (7 to 12 years old)
Gracie Barra’s Juniors Program meets 3 times per week and introduces 7-13 year old kids to all the benefits a Jiu Jitsu lifestyle offers. This program focuses on self-defense and Jiu Jitsu techniques, as well as teaching the students the importance of discipline, team work, and self-confidence. This class is high energy, filled with drills, techniques, and physical exercises, as well as step by step instruction making it very easy for beginners to start with no prior martial arts experience. We recommend the students of this program to attend 2 to 3 times per week.
Little Champions Program (4 to 6 years old)
Gracie Barra’s Little Champions Program is designed to introduce kids ages 4 to 6 years old with the basic concepts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and get them comfortable with grappling. Very little emphasis is placed on the fine details of techniques. Our teaching method in this class focuses on fundamentals. The children in this program learn dominant positions, how to fall safely, stand up, get an opponent off of them and control an opponent standing up and on the ground. Each new technique or theory is presented in a playful manner where the students learn through various Jiu Jitsu drills and fun games. This class includes warm up exercises, basic coordination drills, a Jiu Jitsu concept / Self-Defense technique and fun games to keep the children focused and engaged. The unique benefits of this program are that it develops motor skills, fitness, social interaction, leadership, discipline, and introduces kids to a non-violent form of self-defense, all in a fun environment. We recommend students to participate at least 2 times per week.
Advanced Juniors Program (7 to 12 years old)
This program is designed to take students from the Juniors Program and introduce them to the more complex and advanced techniques of Jiu Jitsu. This class is also mentally and physically more challenging than the Juniors Program. Increased focus, effort, and problem solving skills is necessary from these students. Students must have earned a Gray/White Belt to attend this class.