SFC Kids BJJ classes are open to members age 5 to 15. The Kids BJJ program at SFC Mixed Martial Arts teaches the full range of grappling skills and techniques that the adult classes teach, but at a pace and time frame more appropriate for younger members. Classes are one hour in duration, and typically include callisthenic warmups; takedown and grappling drilling; and sparring, or “rolling.” Occasionally, the class will play fun grappling-skill games in lieu of sparring. Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting techniques. Children will learn how to control and subdue a larger and stronger opponent through the use of superior techniques, leverage, and body mechanics. With an emphasis on grappling rather than striking, children are able to practice with varying levels of intensity, without the threat of serious injuries which can occur more often in martial arts focused on punching and kicking. Children will gain strength, endurance, dexterity, control, balance, discipline, situational awareness and self-respect through the training, and they will have fun and make friends while learning the most effective form of self-defense. The Kids BJJ student practices in both in the gi and no-gi (t-shirts and shorts.)

“Whenever one person stands up and says, ‘wait a minute, this is wrong,’ it helps other people do the same. “