Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my child have to be to begin classes?

This depends on the child. Children need to be old enough to stay relatively focused for 45 minutes. Most children start around ages 6 or 7.

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Will my child be taught to be aggressive?

Absolutely not. Our kids are taught to be disciplined, confident, and respectful. Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, children are taught self-defense, build teamwork, and develop self-esteem.

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Do you participate in martial art competitions?

We have members who participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, but competing is not required by any means!

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What level of physical fitness should I have before beginning to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

You can begin training at any physical fitness level! We will meet you where you are and help develop a plan to get to where you want to be. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a phenomenal way to help get in shape or to stay in shape!

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Do you have to know martial arts to take a class?

Absolutely not! Everyone begins training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without any knowledge! What’s even better is everyone at Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy with experience in other martial arts is eager to share their knowledge! We have members who have trained in Shotokan Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Wrestling, and Boxing. We also have members who have never participated in a physical activity of any kind until they came to Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy!

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Phone: 330-782-3869

Email: sauerohio@ymail.com

8302 Southern Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512

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