The single most useful class your kids will ever take! Get Bully-proof today!
The Gracie family Brazilian Jiu-jitsu style emphasizes self-defense as well as the competitive sport aspects. Relson Gracie's street defense techniques are extremely efficient and practical.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and sport that focuses on both standing grappling and ground fighting (defense and offense) with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint locks and holds to control an opponent.
It teaches that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.
For kids we focus on the self-defense aspects, body movements and positioning that can be safely used for bully-defense and to build a strong foundation for adding the more offensive techniques as the child gains knowledge and control of the foundational techniques.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu differs from other martial arts you may be more familiar with, like TaeKwondo and Karate in that it focuses on what happens if a fight goes to the ground which the striking martial arts do not cover.
Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense training covers how to defend against strikes, kicks, and various types of grabs while standing as well as if the conflict goes to the ground - which statistics show 90% of fights will end up on the ground. Gracie Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gives you options for any type of situation where you - or your child - find the need for self-defense.
Our focus is on learning self-defense and bully-prevention methods while improving fitness, creating a fun experience to encourage your child to enjoy exercise, improving your child's concentration and determination, practicing social skills, good sportsmanship and respect for others. We utilize a positive feedback reinforcement approach to encourage the learning process and help your child gain self-focus and self-discipline.
The curriculum includes Self-Defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Bully Prevention skills, and Fitness. Students participate in exercises, drills, games, techniques, controlled sparring, and stretching. Also covered are conflict-resolution, verbal self-defense, safety tips and a value of the week, such as awareness, respect and teamwork.
Your child will have fun, get fit, learn self-defense primarily through the martial art of Relson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, gain focus and increase discipline! There is a full curriculum and rank system with periodic skill tests.
Classes are carefully structured and supervised by multiple Coaches and Assistants, both male and female.
And, the truth be told, we really like teaching kids!
Classes are for both genders, ages 5 -13. They will occasionally be divided into groups such as 5 - 7 yr olds and 8 - 13 yr olds or by belt level.
Some 13 yr olds may be invited to register for the Saturday Adults and Teens class at 1:00 PM.
It's a great time for kids and parents, and we are sure your child will benefit greatly from the experience!
Saturdays: 9:20 am- 10:30 am
Drop-in option for first class and out-of-town visitors: Pay online option now available!
12357 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
The sign up top says Karate and the doorway is shared between Dragon Martial Arts and the Dance Studio.
This location is accessible by metro, within a short walk from Glenmont Metro station on the Red Line.
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