Youth Programs

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Youth Programs 2018-01-23T19:39:26+00:00

Youth Programs

In the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Bullyproof program, our goal is to instill in your child unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence. Due to the non-violent nature of the techniques, various national media organizations have featured the Gracie Bullyproof program as one of the few effective counter-measures to bullying for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

In the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Bullyproof program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate”.  Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with punches and kicks. This strategy can often make the situation worse, or be completely ineffective against a larger, stronger andmore aggressive opponent. In the Gracie Bullyproof program we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence.  In fact, numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of the Gracie Bullyproof techniques as a reasonable, nonviolent response to bullying and some even host Gracie Bullyproof classes on campus. The bottom line is: we will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one.

Last year, Austin was viciously assaulted by a bully at school in front of his peers. To see what Gracie Bullyproof can do for your child, click on the video player below and watch Austin’s 1-Week Transformation at the Gracie Academy.


The Little Champs program is for kids 5-7 years old. Using our time-tested “Gracie Games,” we teach  students basic self-defense techniques while instilling the foundational principles of leverage and control. The secret to the success of this program is that we make the lessons so fun that the want to come back for more! Once a child masters all ten Gracie Games, they advance to the Jr. Grapplers program.


In the Jr. Grapplers program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Verbal assertiveness strategies are also a key aspect of his curriculum. A child needs absolutely no experience to start, and we guarantee a noticeable increase in your child’s confidence within a few weeks!


Our character development programconsists of six chapters: Responsibility, Health, Respect, Citizenship, Manners, and Caring. We spend two months on each chapter. In every class, we discuss the featured character trait, emphasizing the simple things your child can do to make it a part of their life. The program features a unique point-based reward system that we tie to attendance at Game Day, a special two-hour party where they get to play tons of games with all the instructors and kids. Only kids who score enough points during the two-month period qualify to attend Game Day, so it’s a powerful incentive for kids and a useful tool for parents to develop positive behavior at home and school.


Upon enrolling your child in the Gracie Bullyproof program, you qualify for a free subscription to provides you with detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you and your child to review techniques, or learn new techniques, from home! Furthermore, if you ever take a family vacation to a destination that has a Gracie Bullyproof Certified Training Center, your child can participate in a class free of charge!


To ensure that the Gracie Bullyproof program is perfect for your child, we invite you to take advantage of our 10-day free trial. To get started, simply come in, or contact us by phone or email, and we’ll help you get started right away!

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