BAY JIU-JITSU KIDS PROGRAM
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!
Bay Jiu-Jitsu Online
Since the start of the shelter-in-place order, we at Bay Jiu-Jitsu have been providing online Zoom classes for our members multiple times a week. In these classes kids practice with home-made training dummies or siblings while the instructor shows them how to do the moves through Zoom. Kids will play games, work out, develop skills and improve their fitness level, all from home!
Kids Ages 5-14 Online Jiu-Jitsu
In this class, we introduce children to basic positioning and grappling concepts, while intermixing coordination drills and cardio-vascular exercise. Kids will learn the basics of Jiu-Jitsu while having fun doing it!
Kids PE Class
We get the kids working hard, building muscle, coordination, stamina and flexibility in this intense but entertaining online physical education class! The instructors will often build in fantasy adventures into the classes that the kids navigate through via various exercises. Running in place to climb the stairs, or maybe burpees to throw magical fireballs at a dragon, are all things that can happen in this interactive online PE class.
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 the COVID, certain safety regulations will be put in place:
Students must wear masks during their training.
No guests are permitted in the gym during any training session.