Kids Martial Arts Program
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.