Kid’s Jiu-Jitsu

With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-year-old leaps into the air in a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously. Before you panic and pad the walls, try channeling this urge into a martial arts class. Jiu Jitsu is an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners strive for harmony, but also learn realistic, effective and often devastating self-defense techniques. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Children who get involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu reap many benefits in several areas of life. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way of life.


In an age of fast food, video games and child obesity rates never seen before, Coffey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is here to offer a fun and productive alternative for your child! Fitness is a crucial element to all of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, especially where children are involved. Warmups with running, jumping and stretching are common, and the movements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu itself often challenge your muscles and cardiovascular system. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practioners are known for being toned, flexible and physically fit, and your child will be no different.

Self Defense

No one wants to feel vulnerable. The ability to defend yourself against an assailant or bully is empowering and inspires self confidence in children as well as adults. Our classes use realistic self defense techniques as a cornerstone of our entire program.. New techniques will be shown from class to class, but you can be certain that with regular practice, your child will learn to defend his or herself in a variety of different ways. Most children that have become proficient in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu carry themselves with such self confidence that they never need to defend themselves, the bullies simply look elsewhere for a child that appears to be vulnerable.

Self Discipline

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help instill mental focus in your child, giving him or her the ability to concentrate on a task and see it through to its conclusion. The discipline that is taught in the academy in regard to uniforms, customs and techniques translates into other areas of life, including school, household chores, summer jobs, etc. In fact, according to experts, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with martial arts programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our academy is all about respect. All of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques are all secondary to the respect that is shown form the moment your child walks into our academy. Children learn to treat other students as they wish to be treated. Our instructors press upon the respect issue regularly and instruct students to practice respect for self, parents, teachers and peers at every opportunity.

Self Confidence

A child who has been involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while is generally a child who is confident in themselves. Not many children are self confident the day they walk into our academy, in fact very few are. By working their way through our belt ranking system your child will have measurable goals that are realistic to attain and the sense of accomplishment your child will feel by mastering a new technique or graduating to a new belt will follow them everywhere they go. As previously mentioned, the self confidence inspired in children when they no longer have to be worried about getting picked on when they go to school is tremendous!


Bring your child in to try a couple of our Jiu Jitsu classes for kids. We encourage parents to let their kids try two classes for free to make sure that Coffey BJJ, our instructors and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is “for them”. All children are different but generally our kids classes are for ages 4 to14 years old. Some 14 and most 15 year olds are ready to move into our adult classes. Absolutely no experience is required and most of our kids have never done any martial arts before. If you have any more questions, please call an ask us anything! We are looking forward to changing your child’s life!


Beginner Jiu-Jitsu

This class focuses on the learning and application of the basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Students will learn the fundamental skills and strategies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including a variety of submissions and escapes. This class will focus on proper techniques from the standing position covering basic throws and Jiu-Jitsu take-downs, including ground work.

This class is effective for the beginner as well as the advanced student looking to perfect his/her basic Jiu-Jitsu techniques.

Whether you are looking to get in shape, increase self-confidence, or learn a viable self-defense system, we are confident that we can help you reach your goals.


Advanced Jiu-Jitsu

The Advanced class is designed for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student who would like to progress their Jiu-Jitsu to another level. The focus of this class is learning how to combine basic and complex techniques into a comprehensive strategy. The Advanced Class is guaranteed to advance your Jiu-Jitsu to the next level and enhance the Jiu-Jitsu experience.

This class focuses on strategy; it was designed to help the member develop proficiency and heightened awareness. Traditionally Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced in a Gi or Kimono, because the burden the gi places on the body eliminates many physical advantages so the participant is forced to focus on technique.


Open Mat

Our open mat training is designed to allow students to work on specific trouble areas and practice newly learned techniques in a non-instructed format. The class is open to all members of any belt rank or age. This class allows members the opportunity to spar, drill, or analyze techniques and improve their Jiu-Jitsu Game.


Muay Thai

The art of Muay Thai is a great workout, a thrilling sport and an extremely applicable self defense technique all rolled into one. For those that aren’t familiar with this ancient combat sport, it originated in Thailand. Glorified in many action movies for its devastating power, Thai Boxing incorporates striking with the fists, elbows, knees and feet. Like most competitive full contact fighting sports, Muay Thai has a heavy focus on body conditioning. Thai pad training is a cornerstone of Muay Thai conditioning which involves practicing punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes with a trainer wearing thick pads which cover the forearms and hands.

Muay Thai training is often part of a fighter’s overall mixed martial arts training because of the striking elements that you learn with this martial arts technique. Even if you are not looking to become a professional fighter, Muay Thai is a great workout and extremely applicable to effective self defense.