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We are offering a seven week kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu beginner's courses at the Mill Valley Community Center on Mondays from 6/21/21 to 8/09/21. This course is operated by the community center and Bay Jiu-Jitsu memberships and class packs can not be applied to attendance. To register your child for this course please click the appropriate age group link below! This is the first jiu-jitsu class we've taught in the Mill Valley area so we are super excited to offer this community access to our program. 

Ages 3-5
Mondays 3:00-3:45pm
Seven Week Course
6/21/21 to 8/09/21


Ages 6-10
Mondays 4:00-4:45pm
Seven Week Course
6/21/21 to 8/09/21


Ages 11+
Mondays 4:45-5:30pm
Seven Week Course
6/21/21 to 8/09/21



the Mill Valley Community Center at

180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941 in the Dance Studio. 

What to wear:

Please have children and youth wear shorts or sweatpants preferably without pockets.

What a typical class is like in this program:

Warm Up

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 course so it’s best to attend all classes in the course.

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!

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