Information for Military Parents

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Self-Defense Martial Arts Training for Your Child

What is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

The Gracie family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style emphasizes self-defense as well as the competitive sport aspects. Relson Gracie's anti-bullying and street defense techniques are extremely efficient and practical. Relson Gracie is considered among the very top self-defense instructors in the world and Relson himself describes Greg Bartman as having one of the best understandings of the Gracie Self-Defense Program! Relson Gracie strongly endorses Greg Bartman and Tori Garten as fully qualified instructors and official representatives of the Gracie family.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the fastest growing martial art and sport. It has a unique focus on the practical aspects of 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 and subdue an opponent while remaining safe and calm.

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 verbal, mental and physical self-defense aspects, body movements and positioning that can be safely used for bully prevention and defense. We build a strong foundation for adding the more offensive techniques as the child gains knowledge and control of the core techniques.

You may have heard of Gracie Combatives, the derivative program which has been widely incorporated into U.S. military training for a number of years.

How is it different from other Martial Arts?

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is 100% practical and differs from other martial arts you may be more familiar with, like TaeKwonDo and Karate. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu focuses on real life situations and what happens if a conflict occurs in your personal space or goes to the ground. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is ideal for situations such as in school where striking is strictly prohibited.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense training covers how to defend against strikes, kicks, and various types of grabs while standing as well as on the ground - where statistics show 90% of fights will end up. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu gives you options for any type of situation where you - or your child - find the need for self-defense and peace of mind.

What will my child learn?

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 respect, dedication, awareness, and teamwork. We have a full curriculum and rank system with periodic skill tests.

Your child will have fun, get fit, learn self-defense primarily through the martial art of Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, gain focus and increase discipline! This class will produce great results for you and your child throughout all aspects of school and daily life.

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