Bay Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program
Our Kids Program
(Ages 4 - 14)
Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on forcing an attacker to the ground, controlling, and subduing them without throwing a single punch. In our kids classes, children will develop self confidence, discipline, coordination, and creative thinking, while learning real self-defense skills along the way.
Our program has been augmented due to Covid-19 to provide the safest and cleanest training environment possible for children while still remaining educational and fun!
Kids Group Classes
What to expect in a Bay Jiu-Jitsu kids class
Before jumping into things, we start with a warm up of solo drills like rolling, falling, and footwork. This is done in the form of an obstacle course with younger kids and line drills with the older kids.
Learn a Move:
Once you’ve built up a sweat, we’ll go over the technique of the week. These techniques usually build upon each other throughout the week so it’s best to attend multiple classes per week to lay the foundation of the skill we are building.
Drill the Move:
Take turns with a partner practicing the move. This takes cooperation and working with others, which are valuable skills in their personal and school lives.
Most kids start with light resistance drills on day 1 to get a chance to feel how the technique works against a live opponent. Kids will eventually be able to participate in safe but challenging grappling sparring with their team mates. Live sparring is crucial because it teaches kids how to achieve success with the moves in a real world setting, which is crucial for both competition and self-defense.
To wrap up class, we have a vast array of games that either focus on reviewing the technique of the day or simply getting that last bit of energy out in a fun way before heading home!
Due to COVID, certain safety regulations will be put in place:
Students ages 12 and older must present proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
Masks are now optional for unvaccinated kids.
COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENTS
We are operating in accordance with the new Francisco health orders concerning COVID-19. The orders require all patrons age 12 and up (including parents and caregivers) to show proof that they are fully vaccinated before allowing entry to the gym.
If eligible for the vaccine, please bring a copy (physical or digital) of your proof of vaccination when you visit the Bay Jiu-Jitsu gym or email it to us ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org.