Kids and Teens


What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

Our Future Champions Program is typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

Tiny Champions (3-5 years old),

Little Champions (6-8 Years Old),

Juniors & Teens (9-15 years old).

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 3-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 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 GB BJJ 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.


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

Benefit of Joining our Future Champions Program

Improve children’s social skills

Enhance self-confidence

Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them

Learn the GB Self-Defense System

Increase focus, energy and concentration

Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level

Train in over 100 different locations in United States and 500 worldwide

Included in the future champions program is a kickboxing/MMA conditioning class that will allow children to develop their striking skills and conditioning in addition to the ground work that they learn in Jiu-Jitsu. Children will learn a compilation of kicks and punches which will help them further their skills in coordination and agility.

The first time you come to our school you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your children have enough time to prepare for practice. The class will start on time and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. One of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.