"We wholeheartedly believe that if every child learnt Gracie Jiu Jitsu the world would be a better place. Children would grow up happier, healthier, more confident in themselves and willing to support one another. We are proud to be on this journey with the Gracie University."
THE PERFECT MARTIAL ART FOR CHILDREN
Gracie Jiu Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ) is the fastest growing martial art in the world and recommend by many as the number one martial art to learn! As a grappling based martial art, the techniques of Jiu Jitsu are non-violent. It's all about staying safe, escaping bad positions and gaining control over others so you can negotiate making it the perfect martial art for children.
The confidence and security that comes with learning effective self-defence is unlike anything else.
This unshakable confidence will positively affect how your child interacts with others around them!
HEALTHY AND ACTIVE
We all know that staying active and getting enough exercise is important, but staying consistent is key.
Jiu Jitsu is extremely interesting and fun, there's more than enough to learn to keep your child engaged for years.
Jiu Jitsu is challenging, your child will learn to manage their emotions and stay calm under pressure!
These abilities will transfer to any challenge they encounter in life from school and beyond!
GET STARTED WITH OUR CHILDRENS CLASSES
Created by the Gracie University in California, and proudly offered here in Tameside - Gracie Bullyproof (Watch Video ▶︎) is our children's Jiu Jitsu programme designed for kids between the ages of 5-12 without any experience in this or any other martial art. In this programme we aim to teach your child the most important non-violent techniques of Jiu Jitsu in a high energy, safe and fun environment.
We split our classes based on age and experience level so every child get from Jiu Jitsu, what they need from Jiu Jitsu:
Little Champs (5-7 Years): Using our time tested "Gracie Games" we will teach your child a series of basic techniques instilling the foundations of leverage and control.
Jr. Combatives (8+): Your child will learn the same fundamental techniques that adults learn. Your child will learn how to defend, escape and control whilst having tons of fun.
WHY GRACIE BULLYPROOF?
The physical techniques of Jiu Jitsu create the foundation, the rest of the Gracie Bullyproof program creates the house:
The benefits of this programme will only make a difference if your child remains consistent.
Our instructors know exactly when to push your child and when to pull away keeping them progressing and growing without jeopardising their love for training.
Martial arts is often linked to developing manners, encouraging respect and discipline. In Gracie Bullyproof we take it to a new level.
Though our unique point based tracking system and crucial conversations we make these positive character traits daily habits.
We have all told our children to stand up for themselves if someone crosses a boundary, but this is easier said than done.
We will teach your child exactly how to stand up for themselves, when to use what they learn, how to use it and when to avoid confrontation.