Why Bay Jiu-Jitsu Kids Camp?
Bay Jiu-Jitsu Kids Camps will keep your children active and help them build friendships with other campers.
In addition to jiu-jitsu, we focus on many other athletic activities improving hand-eye coordination, body awareness, and motor skills.
$349 per child
10% off early bird (by April 1)
$25 off for members
$25 off for siblings
$25 off multiple camps
$25 off friend referrals
Varies between Japantown SF, Mission SF, & Berkeley locations
Meet Stephan, the Summer Camp Director.
Bay Jiu-Jitsu Head Coach
Stephan has been directing the Bay Jiu-Jitsu Kids Camps for 10 years. He is a California Certified classroom teacher having taught in Oakland Unified School District for 6 years and Katherine Burke School for Girls. He also coached gymnastics for children and adults at Head over Heels, Santa Cruz Gymnastics and Kid in Motion for nearly 8 years from 1996-2004. He has 15 solid years of adult teaching experience as well as developing radically different models for teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu to children. His personal philosophy regarding martial arts is that it should be accessible and inviting to all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or fitness level. Stephan has been training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 1998. He received his black belt in 2010 from Professor Eduardo Rocha after winning 6 gold medals at brown belt level in various national and international tournaments (2010 IBJJF Houston International: Gold, 2009 California Classic: Gold, 2009 NAGA East Coast: Gold, 2010 Copa Pacifica: Gold, 2009 IBJJF American Nationals: Gold, 2009 American Cup: Gold).
Benefit of Kids Camps
- Gross Motor Skills
Hear it from our parents.
“I did EXTENSIVE research to find the perfect Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym for my three kids and this is where I landed. After visiting five or six different dojos, I learned the qualities in one’s character that help one achieve black belt do not necessarily make one good with kids. Thank God I found Bay Jiu-jitsu on Yelp. Sensei Stephan is actually a credentialed teacher and knows kids and how they think. His lessons appeal to their attention spans and developmental level.”Stephanie H.
“I’ve been training here at Bay Jiu-Jitsu since 2011 and love it. No egos, friendly people, and good mix of men and women as well as people of all ages and goals. I shopped around quite a bit for a BJJ gym, and once I landed here I knew I’d found where I wanted to train.”Fritz
“I was feeling nervous my first day, but the students were so friendly that I felt like I had knew them from long ago. They all helped me, and made sure that I was not left out. The students and the instructor were very helpful. My first choice.”Sachin M.
“I took my first ever jiu-jitsu class here with Stephan and it was a blast! I have to admit, I was pretty intimidated at first having no prior experience, but Stephan made me feel very at ease and was an amazing teacher. Everyone in the class was so friendly and encouraging. Oh and did I mention this is an amazing workout? I workout regularly (run, spin, hike), but this definitely worked some new muscles. I would absolutely recommend coming here!”Becca R.