The program is run by our Junior BJJ coaches and supported by the Academy’s Carlson Gracie Black Belts. It follows the IBJJF grading structure and teaches a fun and challenging BJJ course that allows the Juniors to learn the fundamentals of grappling in a safe environment.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress through its ranking system.
The over-riding principle in this sport is leverage and technique thus giving a smaller, weaker person a huge advantage over a stronger opponent with less training experience. So it is especially useful for children who are generally smaller.