Gracie Barra Kids Program
"My boys and I have been training at Gracie Barra Kirkland for 4 months now and it has been fantastic. All the kids and families are friendly and supportive. My two boys (7yrs and 9yrs) just did their first tournament and they are hooked. Looking forward to many years of learning from Dave and Cindy." - Dylan S.
Tiny Champs BJJ (Ages 3-6)
Students enrolled in this Program begin their Jiu-Jitsu journey by building a strong foundation, which consists of,
· Learning the behavioral norms and traditions of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (bowing at appropriate times; wearing the uniform properly; knowing how to tie your belt)
· Learning the functional movements that are specific and unique to Jiu-Jitsu, as well as spatial awareness, balance, and posture
· Absorbing and memorizing the vast vocabulary of Jiu-Jitsu and its positions
Classes are guided by a structured training curriculum of techniques, which maximizes the potential of our students to retain knowledge being given to them by their instructors as well as giving them the opportunity to increase their ability to build muscle memory.
Jiu-Jitsu is challenging mentally and physically, but our instructors offer a safe and caring space for our students to succeed. The primary goal of this program is for our students to have fun, which fosters an environment where students have a willingness to learn, focus, and to actively participate in class.
Little Champs / Juniors BJJ and No Gi (Ages 7-14)
Students enrolled in this Program delve into a deeper understanding of the fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No Gi grappling (the experience of training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while not wearing the Kimono/Gi). Students will train and analyze techniques and positions on a more complex level, as well as increase their Jiu-Jitsu vernacular. Students will build and sharpen their muscle memory, which will allow them to become more technically precise. As students begin to become technically proficient, they start to foster a physical creativity in regards to finding their favorite moves, which allows the student to develop their Jiu-Jitsu.
Students get a chance to participate in competition training once a week where they drill techniques and spar. Competition training is up-tempo, challenging, and completely voluntary. This type of class presses students to navigate adversity, handle physical and mental stress, and to problem solve.
The Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is challenging, both physically and mentally, but our instructors offer a safe, caring, and team-oriented environment that allows our students to personally grow and succeed. The primary goal of this Program is for our students to have fun, which encourages a willingness to learn, to focus on minute details, actively participate in class, to help each other learn Jiu-Jitsu, and to respect one another as well as their instructors.