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Big Kids Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 8-13)

Our Big Kids program is tailored to children aged 8 to 13 years old. At this age, children are beginning to develop more advanced motor skills and are capable of learning more complex techniques. Our program is designed to challenge your child while also providing a fun and engaging learning environment.

Big Kids Jiu-Jitsu (Ages 8-13)


For our older children (ages 8-13), the program is more focused on teaching the technical aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and preparing them for competitions, if they wish to pursue them. Classes include a mix of technique drills, sparring, and physical conditioning exercises, designed to challenge and develop each student’s physical and mental abilities. Our experienced coaches work closely with each student to help them set and achieve their goals, whether that be mastering a new technique or winning a tournament.

Both age groups are taught by experienced instructors who are trained in working with children. The program is designed to foster a positive learning environment that promotes respect, discipline, and teamwork. The classes are structured to accommodate children of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. Overall, the Kids BJJ program offers children an opportunity to learn and practice the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a safe and fun environment.

Program Benefits

We also incorporate drills and exercises that help improve their speed and agility. In addition to physical development, our Big Kids program also promotes important life skills such as discipline, focus, and respect. We teach your child the importance of setting goals and working towards achieving them. We encourage positive social interactions and teamwork to develop confidence and self-esteem. Our instructors are experienced in working with children and understand the unique needs of this age group. We create a safe, supportive environment where your child can learn and grow. Your child will develop valuable skills that will benefit them both on and off the mat.

Creates Community

From the moment a child steps into our building, they will be met with a supportive and inclusive environment of instructors and fellow students who want them to succeed. Because students regularly spar with each other in class, you may be surprised to learn just how strong the friendships in our BJJ classes are. Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids the thrill of winning as well as the humility of losing, and we make sure our students respect each other throughout all the highs and lows of their training.

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