Our YOUTH PROGRAMS build a solid foundation for martial arts mastery as an adult. Our students gain the physical skills to defend themselves while learning the importance of good character. We combine karate techniques with the anti-bullying strategy and techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®. Our focus is on self-defense, not sport competition. We also stress memorization and application of forms (kata), respect and courtesy toward training partners, and physical fitness.
The YOUTH PROGRAMS are:
In our Youth Karate classes, we teach how to strike with power, move with balance and coordination, and avoid being hit. We employ traditional training methods (forms/kata, repetition, emphasis on proper technique and body mechanics) while stressing the practical application for self-defense to develop a solid foundation for martial arts proficiency as an adult. Forms (kata) serve as our link to traditional training methods and is a proven method for developing powerful stances and understanding of body mechanics. We supplement karate with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. This is NOT a mixed martial arts class. The focus is on self-defense, not sport.
We teach the Gracie Bullyproof program consisting of the Little Champs course for 5-8 year olds and the Jr. Grapplers course for 9-12 year olds. Our focus is on self-defense, not sport. Our Certified Training Centers in Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach are the exclusive providers of these exceptional courses developed by the famous Gracie University in Torrance, California. For more information about this program, click Gracie Bullyproof
Why Every Child Needs Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
The PeeWee Program starts 3-5 year olds on their martial arts journey in a way that will encourage them to stay the course throughout their lives. We’ve found the key to building a foundation for martial arts proficiency is to use games and fun exercises to keep them coming back for more. The program consists of two weekly classes that integrate elements of karate and jiu-jitsu to provide a well-rounded introduction to martial arts. Classes last 30-45 minutes and consist of a warm-up and stretching, listening and gross motor skill exercises, striking and blocking drills, games, and an obstacle course.