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Jiu Jitsu Classes Build Self-Confidence & Self-Defense

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art designed to work with the principles of leverage and technique instead of brutal force and strength. The main focus of BJJ is on the ground grappling: the most important but often neglected area of martial arts and MMA. It is a fact that 90% of all fights end up in clinch and eventually on the ground. BJJ gives you the necessary tools to fully protect yourself in the most common type of street confrontations and against any other type of martial art.

“Jiu-Jitsu is the gentle art. It’s the art where a small person is going to prove to you that no matter how strong you are, no matter how mad you are, that you’re going to have to accept defeat. That’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”

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And Intro Session Absolutely FREE!

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As a member of Gracie Barra River Oaks, Houston, Tx students have the benefit to train at any Gracie Barra Official Location around the world.

What to Expect in Your First Kids Class

We have many kids who are very excited and motivated to start classes, but some may feel reserved, nervous, and shy on their firs day, as is the case with many new activities. There are lots of new movements and positions that are completely foreign to them. It is natural to feel timid, but after a few minutes of class, participants are encouraged by the supportive environment and tend to relax and enjoy!

Our goal at the beginning of class is to make the warm-ups fast-paced and fun. We encourage every child to join in, to get a feel for the class, but some kids prefer to just watch at first, which they are welcome to do. We do not require sparring or competition in the class, but most kids look forward to trying their new techniques. We end each class with a game and cool down, which are always a hit with the kids.

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– Carlos Gracie Jr

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals.

The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program was created to provide children ages 3-14 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect. As we offer contact sports, Gracie Barra River Oaks, Tx, provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of martial arts goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

Our Future Champions Programs are subdivided in different age groups within the programs to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels

Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Little Champions 1 (3-6 years old) Offering 3 classes per week, 45 minutes long. The perfect foundation to your child’s Martial Arts endeavor! Saturday classes are competition oriented and gives students a chance to practice what they’ve learned in a fun, competition oriented environment.

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Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for all skill levels in Gracie Barra River Oaks

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes Build Self-Confidence & Self-Defense

BJJ is an ideal form of self-defense since most attacks on women end up on the ground; Jiu-Jitsu is one of the very few forms of self-defense that deals with the most neglected form of combat, ground fighting. Also most martial arts rely on speed, strength or the element of surprise to be effective. What is not put into the equation is the fact that women are usually attacked by surprise without  given the opportunity to strike at the right moment. So what do you do when you find yourself on the ground with a person 100 pounds heavier than you on top of you? Certainty not punching and kicking.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enables practitioners to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need to use excessive force in a real-life self-defense situation. BJJ is a martial art that uses grappling techniques and ideal for diffusing an aggressive situation. Nobody has to get hurt with Jiu-Jitsu, the idea of “tapping out” during training allows the students to keep their training realistic, yet safe.

Kids are ranked in a belt system and within these belts they will earn degrees. The belt system allows your child to set long-term goals (becoming a black belt) and short-term goals, such as being able to execute a new technique they learned in class, or achieving their next degree or belt. These skills will help you child learn commitment and perseverance which are life-long skills important for every child to learn and understand to succeed in their goals.

Kids learn motor movement at a very early age. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu challenges the entire body, developing coordination, balance, agility and poise. These traits are often neglected and not fully developed in team sports. By starting children in Jiu-Jitsu they learn how to fall properly, and how to initiate movement patterns that are inherent to life and any sport they might choose down the road. We also begin basic fitness and calisthenics that will give them a leg-up on their peers who do not engage in fitness activities at an early age.

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Getting started at Gracie Barra is easy

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CLASS

And Intro Session Absolutely FREE!



Discover Superior Martial Arts Training in River Oaks

Jiu-Jitsu classes for children begin with the building blocks that are needed to teach the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. We have developed a curriculum that is structured in a way that shows children and teens the value of routine, cooperation and self-awareness.

10 Reasons to Join

Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

The folks at GB make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.

The class structure is the trademark of all Gracie Barra Schools. Classes start on time and adhere to a standardized curriculum and class structure. As a student, you know up front what is expected of you and have a clear understanding of what to expect from your instructors and training partners. The consistency of this structure combined with the creativity and innovation of our devoted instructors blend perfectly to facilitate your progress.

When you join Gracie Barra, you are not just getting classes. You become part of a community united by the ideals of the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Special classes and side events coupled with ordinary classes create a fun and exciting calendar of activities that you and your family will love to take part in.

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There are over 700 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide. When you join a Gracie Barra school you are free to train at any location while traveling.

One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Gracie Barra is proud to be a powerhouse with the most stalwart champions of Jiu-Jitsu in the world while still maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: men, women, and children. At Gracie Barra, families find marvelous activities through which to spend quality time together.

Cleanliness is a top priority. Our schools adhere to the strict standard of cleanliness and hygiene set by Gracie Barra. GB School staff clean the facilities constantly, and all GB uniforms are washed regularly. Our GB School mats are cleaned on a daily basis with a specially designed cleaning agent that neutralizes bacteria, fungus and odors without detriment to the equipment.

Student safety is our instructors’ primary goal. Training sessions are supervised at all times, and we have CPR-trained personnel on duty during every class.

A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive. Our team of instructors are trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.

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KIDS PROGRAM

Unlock your child’s potential at Gracie Barra Kids! With the perfect blend of fun and learning, our kids’ jiu-jitsu classes not only develop incredible skills but also build confidence and discipline. In a safe and stimulating environment, our qualified instructors ensure that each child stands out. Turn free time into a growth opportunity with Gracie Barra Kids – where jiu-jitsu becomes the key to a future full of success