Kids Jiu Jitsu
When it comes to self defense, BJJ empowers a smaller individual to fight against a larger opponent. But the advantages don’t stop there. BJJ helps kids gain confidence, learn discipline, focus their energy, foster respect for others, and be a part of a one-of-a-kind community full of future friends and mentors!
- Ninja Kids: ages 5-6
- Samurai Kids: ages 7-12
Kids Jiu Jitsu
This is a 45 minute class designed to keep students engaged with movement drills, basic techniques and lots of games and live grappling. Recommended for children ages 5-6 years old, however we will accept children younger or older than this age range on a case-by-case basis.
This is a 50 minute class where students learn a broad range of Jiu Jitsu techniques. Students learn both the technique and the theory behind grappling, with discussion, drilling, positional grappling, live grappling and games. Recommended for children ages 7-12, however we will accept children younger or older than this age range on a case-by-case basis.
As a parent, your first priority is keeping your child safe. That’s why we are so passionate about equipping kids with the invaluable self-defense skills that BJJ provides. While all forms of Jiu Jitsu prepare students for real-life altercations and provide essential lessons on how to protect oneself, Jiu Jitsu takes self-defense to another level. Jiu Jitsu is unique in its ability to mirror situations students could potentially face in the real world.
Provides A Safe Environment
Preparing to defend oneself against an attacker sounds scary, but we promise to make sure that your child feels comfortable and safe throughout the entire process. We enforce a strict policy of acceptance, respect, and care for others that is incorporated into everything we do – whether it’s student-instructor interactions, warm-ups, sparring, or student friendships. From day one, we encourage students to express any questions and concerns they may have. We believe that communication is the key to creating a healthy and uplifting training environment.
Iron Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is dedicated to empowering you with the confidence and self-esteem needed to succeed in everyday life. Jiu Jitsu can bring out the positive qualities that have always been a part of you, whether that is inner calm, positive mental attitude, patience, or self-discipline. Jiu Jitsu training will help you overcome fear, anger, and self-doubt, and leave you feeling confident in any situation.
A huge part of what makes BJJ so great is that it doesn’t just strengthen the body, it strengthens the mind as well. Many parents worry that Jiu Jitsu won’t be the right fit for their child because he or she has a lot of energy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! At Iron Roots Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we want our students to be energetic and excited when they come to class – our goal is simply to focus that energy. After a long day sitting at a desk, kids need a place to let loose. Our BJJ curriculum aims to take all that pent up energy and direct it into throws, blows, and a wide variety of fun activities.
Improves Health and Fitness
Our Kids Jiu Jitsu doesn’t just teach your child essential self-defense skills, it helps them in all aspects of their life. Having the ability to protect yourself will create a unique type of confidence in your child that carries over into their ability to speak out in class, make new friends, and stand up for themselves and others against bullies. Not to mention, Jiu Jitsu is great for your child’s health. This martial arts discipline is known for providing students with a full-body workout that boosts flexibility, improves coordination, and creates positive lifestyle habits.
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 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.
Gi vs no gi classes
We offer gi and no gi classes weekly for both of our ninja and samurai classes. In our gi classes students should ideally wear a gi uniform (as can be seen in the photos on our website), however students do not need a gi when trying out classes and are welcome to wear any athletic type of attire until a gi can be obtained. We do not have any color or style uniform requirements and students are welcome to wear gis from previous schools they have attended. We want our students to be comfortable and for Jiu Jitsu to be accessible so please let us know if there are any issues surrounding uniforms. Here is a link to some children’s gis that can be found on amazon that a lot of our students wear:
Elite Sports Kids BJJ GI, Youth IBJJF Children’s Brazilian Jiujitsu Gi
In our no gi classes students wear athletic clothing, such as athletic shorts or pants, leggings, t-shirts and rashguards. Similar to our gi classes we do not have any color or style requirements for no-gi clothes.