Junior Classes

Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu for Juniors

Juniors Program (10-14years)

There is often much debate about the teaching of martial arts to children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not a rough or dangerous martial art. In fact, it’s often referred to as the ‘Gentle Art’. The ground based martial art shows students how to fight on their back without the use of striking or punching. Incorporating the ‘Winners methodology for children’ program we focus on a range of life skills and core values to prepare your child for many of life’s highs and lows on and off the mats.

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Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu for Juniors

Juniors Program (10-14 years) There is often much debate about the teaching of martial arts to children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not a rough or dangerous martial art. In fact, it’s often referred to as the ‘Gentle Art’. The ground based martial art shows students how to fight on their back without the use of striking or punching. Incorporating the ‘Winners methodology for children’ program we focus on a range of life skills and core values to prepare your child for many of life’s highs and lows on and off the mats.

Program Description

While combat sports use fists and elbows as their defence our Juniors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program teaches students how to control a provoker without hurting them or themselves using verbal assertiveness and non-violent self-defence techniques to stay safe. We do not teach your kids to punch or kick. Juniors are taught escapes, take downs, and passes, and leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. They are never taught techniques that could be unsafe if not executed properly or responsibly.

In addition to physical health, we have a strong focus on mental health; managing emotional ups and downs of life, self-compassion, communication and relationship skills, and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. We aim to equip your pre-teen and teen with comprehensive skills to navigate the next chapter of their lives.

Program Goals

  • Learn self-discipline and build self esteem
  • Develop respect for instructors and peers
  • Improve coordination and agility
  • Develop all aspects of training a martial art; both physical and mental
  • Develop all aspects of training for kids in martial arts; both physical and mental.
  • Develop a passion for a positive and healthy lifestyle

Curriculum Includes

  • Beginners and Advanced Jiu-Jitsu and self-defence techniques
  • Coordination-building drills and movement exercises
  • Practical application of positive live values
  • Basic and intermediate Ginastica Natural movements
  • Techniques and tools to combat bullying

Our Juniors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program teaches students how to control a provoker without hurting them or themselves using verbal assertiveness and non-violent self-defence techniques to stay safe.

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Your Instructors

Ivan Voronoff

Head Instructor

  • 🇧🇷 Brazilian
  • ⌛ 23 years experience
  • 🥋 2nd degree Black Belt
“As a Brazilian; born and raised in Rio, Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a sport to us, it’s a lifestyle. Jiu-Jitsu is for everybody, and everyone should feel supported to be a better version of themselves regardless of age, ability, or gender. I look forward to seeing you on the mats.”

Youssef Ali

Assistant Instructor

  • 🇧🇷 Brazilian
  • ⌛ 3 years experience
  • 🥋 Blue Belt
“When I am teaching, I get so much joy from seeing kids master a new skill or technique. If you see me at the gym and have any questions, please come and talk to me anytime. I look forward to sharing your children’s journey to fitness and fun!”

Hugo Checkley

Assistant Instructor

  • 🇦🇺 Australian
  • ⌛ 5 years experience
  • 🥋 Green Belt
“I started training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 10 years old at Melbourne Jiu Jitsu Academy in 2017 after completing a trial class with Ivan. I love helping with the classes because it gives me the opportunity to share the sport I love with others.”

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