Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The curriculum for our Kids Classes is the same as the Adult Classes, but at a slower pace. The techniques are broken down into great detail. There is an emphasis on self-defense techniques such as breaking wrist grabs and escaping bear hugs. We are mainly teaching the self-defense and the body control techniques to the kids. As they advance, we introduce submissions on a limited and monitored basis. We also incorporate some Karate techniques with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These martial arts are complementary and provide your child with a solid basis for continued study of the martial arts as they grow.

Why You and Your Child Will Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Your child will...
- Have a boost in SELF ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE
- Become more MOTIVATED
- Dramatically improve his/her HEALTH and FITNESS
- Hone his/her CONCENTRATION skills
- Acquire Physical and Mental skills to carry for the rest of his/her life!

Class Structure

Our classes are structured to keep your child focused on the techniques being taught in a fun and safe environment. The first part of the class is the warm up. This will improve their flexibility, agility, and strength. Following the warm up, quality black belt instruction in self-defense, jiu-jitsu positioning, and striking will be shown in a fun but serious atmosphere. Your child will then pair up with another child and drill the technique being taught with supervision. Not only does this teach proper technique, but it also builds teamwork skills and provides social interaction with other children. After the lessons are taught, the children will play games arranged by the Instructor. These games are designed to build coordination, strength, and speed in an extremely fun way -- the kids absolutely love it! When class is finished, children and parents are encouraged to ask questions.


"I enrolled my son in brazilian jiu-jitsu after he was getting bullied at school. After a few months, I see a complete change in him! He is more confident and comfortable in his own skin. He has become more social and enjoys going to school now. The instructors at Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Academy meet my son where he is and guide him every step of the way! They are the best!" - Janet, 46
"My daughter absolutely loves coming to jiu-jitsu! She is young, so she was hyper and we couldn't figure out how to let her get some of her energy out in a productive way. We brought her to Ohio Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Academy and it has been the best thing ever! She has learned a lot about how to focus and she loves the friends she has made here! On top of that, she is learning some of the best self-defense that anybody can learn!" - Marie, 31

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Phone: 330-782-3869


8302 Southern Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512

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