Gracie Barra DTLA provides an outstanding kids program for future champions. It was created to provide children ages 3-15 with an environment that enables them to participate in and comprehend, values that are central to Jiu Jitsu, like focus, discipline, persistence, teamwork and politeness.

As a “gentle” combat sport, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides an exciting, safe and caring environment for children to progress toward the more intricate and higher-level Gracie Barra DTLA adult programs. The result of the long-term practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu goes well beyond achievements on the mats. The self-discipline and excellence encouraged and embodied by our coaches often carries over to other aspects of the child’s life.

As an added benefit, kids enrolled in the program are taught practical and easily implemented strategies to help them counteract bullying in school. Gracie Barra kids are much less likely to be bullied because they learn both verbal and non-verbal skills for de-escalating and safely ending situations that might otherwise lead to violence. Of course, they are also taught to safely and effectively defend themselves.

Kids learn to focus their attention and exert their energy in a positive way that empowers them to reach their personal goals.  Plus they all get to enjoy the healthy experience of social networking – even if they are new to the area and are in a different school with lots of unfamiliar faces. At Gracie Barra DTLA we pride ourselves on providing a clean, safe, family environment within which each child can grow as both an individual with unique needs and talents and as an important member of our youth team.

Our Gracie Barra Kids Program is subdivided into three different groups to provide the most appropriate instruction for students of different ages and skill levels:

  • Little Champions I (3-6 years old)
  • Juniors (7-9 years old)
  • Teens (10-15 years old)