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512 Ellis Blvd, Suite P, Jefferson City, MO

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids and Teens

Making the decision on what activity or team environment to place your child in is a difficult one. As the parent, you want to trust that your child is taught a strong sense of character. As educators, we want this for your students too and believe that the life lessons taught by martial arts are invaluable for maturing into an outstanding citizen. At Gracie Barra, we ensure your child will develop the self-discipline to cooperate with others, become leaders amongst their peer groups, and above all, stay safe and confident in defending themselves against a potential bully.

"Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone" isn't just a quote we have up on our wall. When your child learns Jiu-Jitsu, they won't just grow their own character—they'll help grow our community. As your child builds respect and confidence for themselves, they simultaneously gain respect and compassion for their peers on and off the mats.

Gracie Barra has produced some of the world's best BJJ athletes and coaches, making it one of the most comprehensive martial arts systems in existence. With more than 400 locations across America (and over 900 worldwide!), your child can train with us at our centrally-located Jefferson City facility—just minutes away from your home!

Gracie Barra Kids (GBK) Programs for all ages

Our Kid's Jiu-Jitsu Program follows a three-level progression: Little Champions One (LC1), Little Champions Two (LC2), and Juniors. Each class is taught by a certified Jiu-Jitsu instructor, where your child will learn top-notch techniques and develop reflexes, speed, strength, team-building skills, and much more. Plus, your child will have the opportunity to participate in nearby competitions as well as training sessions for the preparation required to perform well.

Juniors & Teens

This program is designed to help your students achieve a deeper understanding of the sport of Jiu-Jitsu while equipping your child with the skills needed to defend themselves or those around them. As in all of our programs, we continue to instill in each of our students a strong sense of character and self-confidence.


Our Little Champions One program emphasizes a variety of skills such as self-discipline, physical fitness, and team-building- while simultaneously introducing the fundamentals of self-defense and bully prevention through the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu system.


In Little Champions 2, your child will go beyond building self-confidence and learning applicable self-defense tools—they'll also begin to learn the sport of Jiu-Jitsu by being challenged against peers and teammates of various skill levels


Kids & Teens Programs

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The Benefits of

Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu For Your Child

Increase focus, energy and concentration

Improve their behavior and grades through self-discipline

Learn the most effective self-defense system and prevent or even stop bullying

Learn to set and achieve goals

Increase self-confidence

Better their social skills

Improve their metabolism for life and boost their overall health

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