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The Best Martial Art For Kids

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Improves Childrens Lives

Are you looking for the perfect activity for your kids? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport and martial art with many benefits. It gives kids confidence.  It gives them a sense of achievement.  It keeps them active and helps build lifelong athleticism.  Jiu Jitsu provides an outlet that will grow with them into adulthood, as their achievement proves the value of hard work and provides them with leadership opportunities.  

Are you interested in exploring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for your children? Start here: 

  1. Use our gym finder to find a local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym with a kids program.  All listed gyms have US Safe Sport certified coaches and years of experience coaching children. Each gym owner can walk you through your membership options. 

  2. Ask questions.  Have questions about the art? Send us a message. 

  3. Review the organizations below.  These are great resources for helping support your children's martial arts journey.

Recommended Sports Organizations 

The Positive Coaching Alliance is dedicated to helping create a positive youth sports culture.  A key concept of the Positive Coaching Alliance is the Double Goal Coach, and Second Goal Parent.  You can find information on these concepts here.

The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is a for profit competition network.  Due to it's size and prestige, the standards set by the IBJJF become the standards practiced throughout the BJJ community in regards to ranks and competition rules.  Many gyms will follow the IBJJF graduation system for children.

US Safe Sport is an organization dedicated to outlining safe and healthy coach-athlete relationships.  They provide training and resources to coaches, athletes, and parents. You can find their catalogue of courses here

Heads Up To Youth is a CDC program dedicated to training coaches, athletes, and parents on concussion safety. 

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