Baltimore Martial Arts has a dedicated Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for children aged 3 1/2 years and up. Brazilian Jujitsu helps children develop focus, self-discipline, self-confidence, respect for others and provides an excellent way to blow off some energy. Kids Brazilian Jiu-jitsu also teaches our younger students how to cooperate with others which is very important in life. Self confidence is gained through overcoming a progression of challenges and learning how to deal with winning and losing.
Mr. Berger, the owner of Baltimore Martial Arts, heads the Kids BJJ program with Ronnie Russel & Kate Rubino. Together they work as a team to help foster BJJ technique and character. Our Kids BJJ classes include practice, wrestling, fun and story time. We realize that kids need to have fun or else they might lose interest. Our curriculum has fun build into it so that the children often don’t realize that they are learning important jujitsu skills.
Many of our BJJ Kids compete in local and regional tournaments. Competition really helps children develop character through life’s lessons pertaining to winning and losing. Competition also gives children a goal which helps with motivation inside the classroom and out. Baltimore Martial Arts has a special youth BJJ competition team which has enjoyed a lot of success over the years. Our BJJ Kids compete at several prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments which include the North American Grappling Championship (NAGA), Grappler’s Quest, Copa Nova, The Good Fight, Jr. Grappling Association and more. For those students that don’t wish to compete, Baltimore Martial Arts host its own internal school tournament where every child wins a medal, patches and ends up feeling great about themselves.
Two Kids BJJ competitors at Baltimore Martial Arts
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Children from Baltimore Martial Arts. The Good Fight February 2011.