Children's Martial Arts training in Hornsby


Help your children develop confidence, skills and fitness to serve them a lifetime.

We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. Importantly, we don’t teach how to punch or kick, since this often does more harm than good. Instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence. Numerous school districts have embraced the defensive nature of the Gracie Barra techniques as a reasonable, nonviolent response to bullying and some even host Gracie Barra Kids classes on campus! The bottom line is: we will prepare your child to defend themselves against bullies without turning them into one.

If you’re interested in instilling your child with unshakable confidence while reinforcing positive values and good character, the Gracie Barra Kids program is for you! Even if your child has previously tried Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and had a negative experience, we can assure you that they will absolutely love the Gracie Barra Kids program!

Critical Confidence 
Studies suggest that bullying may be the leading cause of low self-esteem in children, and according to some surveys, less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. A child’s inability to stand up to a bully is rooted in profound fear for their personal safety. Ironically, the victims know that they must confront the bully and would like nothing more than to stand up to them. But, they simply can't follow through for fear of the physical harm that backs the bully's every action. And, therein lies the challenge – how do you instill in a victim of bullying the confidence to face the tormentor, look them in the eye, and back them down? The answer is simple – teach the victims to defend themselves against physical attack, and the rest will follow.

Fighting Fire with Water
Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, but in the Gracie Barra Kids program we take a different approach. All the techniques are purely defensive and utilize no strikes. Furthermore, we teach children how to defuse confrontations with words and never to initiate physical aggression. If attacked, we offer techniques to non-violently neutralize the threat and gain control until help arrives. In the Gracie Barra Kids program, we teach the children how to fight fire with water so that you never have to worry about your child becoming a bully under our guidance.

 

10-Day Free Trial at Gracie Barra Hornsby!
Most BJJ schools limit new students to one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the curriculum, the camaraderie, and quality of the instruction will exceed all your expectations. If that’s not the case, just let us know, and we will never charge you a penny (all we ask is that you return the free uniform that we provide you). To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply contact Us, and we’ll schedule your first class today!

Our Gracie Barra Kids Program is typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

  • Little Champions I (4-6 years old),
  • Little Champions II (7-9 Years Old),
  • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old).

Benefits your children will gain from our Future Champions and Anti-Bullying Program:

  • Free Birthday Party for all GB Kids students
  • Parents night out - leave the kids at Jiu Jitsu once a month on a Saturday Night.*
  • School Holidays Camp
  • Active school provider - $100 school voucher accepted
  • Free Anti-Bullying Seminar
  • Improve children’s social skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them
  • Learn the GB Self-Defense System
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Train in over 25 different locations in Australia and 700 worldwide

 

"There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Carlos Gracie Jr.

What will happen on my first visit?

The first time you come to our school you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your children have enough time to prepare for practice. The class will start on time and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. One of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.