GB Kids Programs
Welcome to the Kids Programs at Gracie Barra Tucson! We provide a safe and friendly environment for children of all ages to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each age group, ensuring a rewarding experience for every child. Get to know the programs and the benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for kids:
Tiny Champions (ages 3-4)
Our Tiny Champions program introduces our youngest participants to the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through fun-filled activities, interactive games, and age-appropriate techniques, we foster discipline, confidence, and coordination in a nurturing environment. This program not only teaches foundational movements but also helps develop listening skills, social interaction, and an early love for physical activity.
Little Champions I (ages 5-7)
In our Little Champions I program, children develop fundamental skills while building their self-esteem and character. They learn the value of teamwork, respect, and discipline through exciting and engaging training sessions. The curriculum focuses on teaching effective self-defense techniques and promoting bully prevention strategies, empowering children with the confidence to handle challenging situations.
Little Champions II (ages 8-12)
The Little Champions II program takes children to the next level, focusing on enhancing their techniques, physical fitness, and mental discipline. We empower them with valuable life skills that extend beyond the mats. This program not only strengthens their self-defense abilities but also cultivates resilience, leadership qualities, and effective strategies to prevent and address bullying situations.
Juniors (ages 13-15)
Our Juniors program is designed to meet the unique needs of teenagers. We cultivate a supportive environment where they can build self-confidence, improve physical fitness, and develop leadership qualities through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This program equips them with effective self-defense skills and valuable tools to navigate social challenges, including bullying prevention techniques and strategies.
Most frequent asked questions about jiu jitsu for kids
Kids can start Jiu Jitsu as early as the age of three or four, depending on the child’s individual readiness. We recommend booking a free trial class so our instructors can determine the appropriate age for your child.
Yes, BJJ is safe for children when taught by qualified instructors in a controlled environment. At Gracie Barra Tucson we provide Jiu Jitsu classes for kids with proper supervision, age-appropriate training, and adherence to safety protocols to ensure a safe learning experience for kids.
Not at all, Jiu Jitsu promotes discipline, respect, and self-control. It is not about promoting aggression but rather teaching kids how to defend themselves and resolve conflicts peacefully.
The frequency of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes depends on the child’s age, commitment, and personal preferences. At Gracie Barra Tucson most children attend classes two to three times a week to ensure consistent progress and skill development.
Yes, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires children to be fully engaged and focused during training. The techniques, drills, and problem-solving aspects of Jiu Jitsu for kids help enhance concentration and improve cognitive abilities in children.
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At Gracie Barra Tucson, our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs are thoughtfully tailored to different age groups, ensuring an optimal experience for all our students. Regardless of your skill level, we have a program that caters to your needs and goals.