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Junior Jiu Jitsu

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Jiu Jitsu is known as "The Gentle Art".

Your child will learn non-violent self defense; the pure spirit of Jiu Jitsu.

What are the benefits of Junior Jiu Jitsu for youth & Teens?

A positive impact on your child's physical health, mental well-being, and overall development through...

(1) Empowering self-defense skills
(2) Physical fitness: cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and coordination
(3) Discipline, Focus, and Respect for themselves & others
(4) Strategic thinking and problem-solving, improving cognitive skills
(5) Confidence and Self-Esteem Building through progressive learning and goal-setting
(6) Social skills: a structured environment for kids to interact with peers, make friends, and learn about teamwork


Junior Jiu Jitsu is NOT wrestling or MMA (mixed martial arts).

What should my child expect in a jiu-jitsu class?

Every class includes Jiu Jitsu appropriate warm-ups. Skill of the day in 3 levels- Level 3 for the more advanced students. Class ends with fun games and cool down stretching to enhance flexibility promoting less injuries.

Uses a linear training schedule. Starts with white belt. Every 20 classes student earns a stripe. After 4 stripes, white and yellow belt then 4 stripes etc. Everyone begins with 10 basics repeated often. Test to go beyond the basics to our highly effective self-defense techniques- no choke controls.

Assertiveness training; verbal, mental and physical. Confidence through role playing bully or bad guy scenarios. Confidence also comes from being really good at your techniques. How do you get really good? Don't miss class and you must practice at home.

The student will move up to the teen/adult class when ready or by age 15. They then follow the adult path of belts- white, blue, purple, brown, black.

Jiu Jitsu etiquette... partner driven activity so safety for your partner as well as yourself is a requirement. I will not tolerate unsafe behavior.  Please read "Dojo Etiquette and Code of Conduct".

The Junior Jiu JItsu uniform is the logo t-shirt or Karate gi and a Jiu Jitsu belt plus comfortable pants.

What does Junior Jiu Jitsu cost?

$15 drop-in per class

Upgrades are available for specialty classes such as, sparring, weapons, and Karate. Family discounts are available.

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Dojo Etiquette and Code of Conduct

In order to maintain a positive environment that is both conducive to learning and welcoming to potential students, we require our students, parents, and staff to adhere to the following Dojo Etiquette. ​ Always show respect to your instructors, training partners, and fellow human beings. Respect in training means: do not seek to harm fellow students physically (e.g., by cranking a submission harder than necessary to make them tap) or emotionally (i.e., by calling them names or making jokes about hurting them). Respect also means that you must train seriously and hard enough for you and your partner to improve his or her skills, conditioning, and fighting spirit. Not giving your best during training detracts from both you and your partner’s experience. ​ Maintain good hygiene (i.e., shower and brush your teeth regularly). As you can imagine, it is difficult to concentrate on technique when you find your partner’s smells distracting! ​ Keep finger and toe nails short and clean to prevent injury to yourself and others. ​ Bring a clean uniform to each class. It is traditional to not wash your belt however please do so when necessary. ​ Keep shoes off the mat, so that we can keep the mats clean and sanitary. ​ If you have to use the restroom or go outside, wear sandals or shoes. This is especially important to prevent the spread of skin conditions. ​ Do not shout loudly or use profanity in the dojo. This should go without saying. ​ Do not talk while the instructor is talking. It distracts those who are trying to learn and is disrespectful to the teacher, as well as other students. ​ Sit in proper base during class. No lounging. Studies show that people learn more effectively when seated in upright postures. ​ Please wear your gi/ t-shirt, while in public areas of the Dojo. No bare backs! Dress/undress using the dressing rooms. ​ Do not leave the mat during class without the instructor’s permission. ​ Keep cell phones off during class. They distract those who are trying to learn. ​ If the instructor has not changed the task, then continue doing the task he or she has given (i.e., don’t sit around talking because you feel you have done a technique enough times). You can NEVER do a technique too many times. ​ Progress is never alone. Help others improve and succeed. Recognize that you are a member of a strong group sharing common goals and interests. As you improve your training partners should also improve. ​ As you progress, ego can be a constant enemy. Remain humble at all times. Check your ego at the door. There is no shame in not knowing a technique. There is no shame in tapping out or losing a match. You will tap out and you will tap often. ​ Never lose your temper. Exercise self-control at all times, both inside and outside of the dojo. ​ Always set a good example for lower ranks or younger students. ​ This is your school - keep it clean. ​ Sparring is not a game or a contest. There is no winner or loser. The goal is to learn, not win. You do not have an opponent. You have a partner. In the real world, escape and survival can be a victory. ​ Remember your actions outside the dojo may reflect the character of your school. You are an ambassador of our school. Act appropriately and with good manners at all times.

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