Martial arts can bring a new surrounding of positivity into kids lives. At Gracie Barra Santa Barbara we specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai to children of all ages. We take immense pride in our ability to help kids learn and become disciplined. We want them to have fun but also become more knowledgeable in defending themselves and improving their self-confidence. Our Martial Arts program will teach your child how to stand up for themselves, deal with their fears, encourage teamwork, instill perseverance and integrity, utilizing problem solving skills, and other traits that can be both used in and out of the classroom.

What can Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Muay Thai do for children?

  • Physical Fitness & Body Awareness
  • Coordination & Balance
  • Discipline & Self-Control
  • Teamwork & Sportsmanship
  • Focus
  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Leadership & Cooperation

What makes our Martial Arts programs stand out?

  • Classes available every day, offering flexibility for all types of schedules.
  • Unlimited membership. Kids can attend classes everyday.
  • Travel benefits. Members can train at any one of our 700+ affiliated schools.
  • All our instructors are required to go through an extensive certification program.
  • Background check is mandatory to all Gracie Barra coaches and instructors.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program

Unlike many other martial arts for kids, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training focuses on nonviolent methods to defend oneself. There is no punching, kicking or striking of any kind. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses leverage rather than strength. This can give the ability to a smaller person defeat a much larger and stronger opponent.

We offer classes for all ages of children, our class schedule is designed to fit a parent’s and child’s availability to not interfere with school or home life.

The brotherhood found in our Jiu-Jitsu classes provide kids and teens with a sense of community. The Gracie Barra philosophy helps children build trust and leadership skills.

Kids Muay Thai Program

If you are looking for an exciting way for your kids to learn Self-Defense, improve focus, develop Self-Discipline and boost their overall fitness level, then our Kids Muay Thai program is your answer! Practicing Muay Thai at Gracie Barra Santa Barbara will help your kids to channel their energy a healthy and productive way.

Our certified instructors will orientate your child on how to focus their attention on one task at a time, developing critical thinking skills, such as setting priorities and determining their goals.

Our class typically consists of a warm-up, striking drills, strengthening exercises, pad work with partners and fun games that replace physical exercises with emphasizes on building coordination, balance, strength and self-control.

We offer a Free Trial for our program, simply sign up today and visit our academy!

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