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Children’s Martial Arts in Washington, MO (Age 4-9)

Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

Reinforcing Values

Jiu Jitsu Classes can be an exciting and rewarding character building experience for your child. The program your child chooses to participate in will properly teach them the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with an emphasis on values to use in their daily lives.

Gracie Barra Washington, MO takes on a deep-rooted approach to the Jiu Jitsu Martial Art and child development. We’re not a belt factory, we won’t have your child memorize a series of katas and forms just so they can get a new belt every week. That’s not Gracie Barra. We want your child to learn real jiu jitsu while also developing important and integral character values that they can use and rely upon everyday.

Teaching Defensive Skills

Our team wants to teach the highest standard of Jiu-Jitsu possible while also working with parents in developing strong, confident, respectful, and healthy boys and girls who will become excellent people who are good to their communities.

Our Children’s Program is divided into two age groups comprising of (4-6yrs of age) and (7-9). These age groups allow our instructors to provide a better instructor to student ratio, and also structure the classes to be more age-appropriate for each group. These classes focus on all the important skills that a martial artist will need, such as listening skills, physical fitness, and also teach bully prevention so that your child will be able to defend themselves and their friends. Our school also offers competition preparation for children that wish to do so. Competitions are never mandatory and are always a choice.

Program Benefits

  • Learning Practical and Effective Self Defense

  • Enhanced Coordination & Gross Motor Skills

  • Increased Self confidence & Self Control

  • Improved Behavior & Respect for Others

  • Increased Attention Span & Focus

Custom Curriculum

Children throughout Washington, MO including in areas such as Union, St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan, Cuba, and more, now have the chance to join a one-of-a-kind class structure that is a collective effort of Jake Martin, Jonny Kruse, Brad Lentz, Jody Token, and Jennifer Minor. Professor Jake Martin has over 25 years of experience and holds six degrees of black belts in various forms of martial arts including a 2nd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Marcio Feitosa. With our instructors background’s and adherence to the BJJ Sport and Gracie Barra, we can accommodate any learning styles that may be needed, whether it be auditory, visual, kinesthetic, tactile or another. We can craft a learning experience that can be individually catered to each child.

The First Class

Washington MO, students can’t get enough of the fun and competitive atmosphere that Gracie Barra Washington provides for Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts. We are a family first martial arts school; when you come to visit you will experience a family-friendly atmosphere that our students treat as a second home. We welcome you to test out a free class to see for yourself how beneficial Jiu-Jitsu can be for your child!

Our Acadamey is always welcoming and accomodating, and our friendly staff want your child to have an incredible experience. It is important that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class so that you and your children have time to prepare and practice. The class will begin on time, and your child will be required to walk to the training area where an instructor will be waiting. One of our assistant or senior students will be assigned to assist your child in performing drills and activities. We encourage all parents to stay and watch the entire practice.

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Important update regarding COVID‑19

As of June 15th we are open again! Due to the Corona virus pandemic, at this time we are unable to accept walk-ins or drop-ins. we have social distancing and enhanced sanitization protocols in place for everyone's safety. If you are interested in the program please give us a call or email us to schedule your appointment to come in and talk to one of our staff members.

If you are an existing student coming back from a freeze, please remember that you must use the booking system to book yourself into the classes you wish to attend as we have reduced maximum class sizes in effect for everyone's safety.

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