Helio Gracie, the youngest son of Gastão and Cesalina Gracie’s eight children (three were girls), was always a very physically frail child. He would run up a flight of stairs and have fainting spells, and no one could figure out why. At a very young age, Helio Gracie learned traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques from his older brother, Carlos.

Helio realized that due to his frail physique, most of the techniques he had learned from watching Carlos teach were particularly difficult for him to execute. Eager to make the techniques work for him, he began modifying them to accommodate his weak body.

Emphasizing the use of leverage and timing over strength and speed, Helio modified virtually all of the techniques and, through trial and error, created Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.

We offer martial arts programs for the entire family. Whether you are looking to get back in shape, learn practical self-defense skills, or compete for a world championship.

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Kids Jiu-Jitsu

Empower your child with the confidence in knowing they can defend themselves. We encourage all children to stop fights with words and not fights.

Yet if they are ever faced with a threat that is bigger or stronger than they are, they will know how to stay safe.

We provide kids ages 4 & up with a safe, clean and fun environment to develop discipline, self-control and confidence.

What to Expect:

Each class begins with positive affirmations so that every child starts the class ready to learn, communicate effectively and evolve.

Confidence is critical – Be ready for anything! Practice & implement essential Gracie Jiu-Jitsu drills, techniques, positions, submissions, & escapes.

Our kids are being groomed to become master communicators.  Stop a fight before it begins with words not fists.  Just in case, we will teach your kids how to protect themselves too.

Kids must learn to control their focus and emotions.  Look how we incorporate affirmations at the beginning of class to prepare our students (your children) for learning.

Empowering Students

Take a look at how we groom your children to become better communicators.  Moreover, they are really learning the techniques .

Japanese Jiu-Jitsu (practiced as Judo) was introduced to the Gracie family in Brazil around 1914 by Esai Maeda, who was also known as Conde Koma. Maeda was a champion of Jiu-Jitsu and a direct student of Kano, at the Kodokan in Japan. He was born in 1878, and became a student of Judo (Kano’s Jiu-Jitsu) in 1897.

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