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Little Dragons Jiu-Jitsu

Age: 4-6
Class Times: Thursday from 4:30-5:15 PM

Little Dragons is our introductory program for the junior jitsers! Children play games, learn basic tumbling, and have a great time learning how to use their bodies! This program also teaches the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu through a series of games created by the Gracie Family at their gym in Torrence, CA. Kids practice the Steam Roller, the Shark Bite, Crocodile Control and more. The ten games they master are fun and exciting, and at the same time teach them the basics that will take them through adult black belt and beyond.

Youth Jiu-Jitsu

Age: 7-12
Class Times: Tuesday/Thursday from 5:15-6 PM OR NEW! Tuesday/Friday from 4:30-5:15 PM

This exciting program is based on the Gracie Junior Combatives course. Children learn 38 different techniques, including basic sweeps and submissions, in a fun and safe environment. They also begin working the more detailed Pedro Sauer curriculum, which will carry them into their adult years. Children can achieve the level of four-stripe green belt in this class provided they start young enough. Plus, if they have enough hours, they can move straight to blue belt at age 16.

Youth Advanced Jiu-Jitsu

Age: 7+, white/orange belt and above
Class Times: Friday from 5:15-6 PM

The advanced version of the regular youth classes. Students will learn advanced details to curriculum taught in the youth class with emphasis on working with students of similar size and grappling using control. Students are expected to attend one regular youth class per week with the advanced class as the second class of the week.

Adult Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu

Age: 12+ or with instructor’s permission
Class Times: Wednesday/Friday from 7-8 PM

Adult Fundamentals, also known as Path to Blue Belt, is our introductory adult jiu-jitsu program. Meeting two times per week for one hour, students learn the 36 self-defense lessons taught at the Gracie Academy in Torrence, CA, plus Pedro Sauer’s white-to-blue curriculum. Stripes are awarded every 20 hours, and after approximately one year students will be prepared to test for their blue belt under a qualified black belt instructor! No experience is required for this class, and it is open to adults, male and female, aged 12-92. Yes, 92! These techniques are designed so that anyone can perform them, regardless of age or sex. Students play positional sparring games and drill the techniques in a series that resembles a realistic attack scenario, all in a safe, clean, padded environment. No matter who you are, you can gain confidence and learn how to protect yourself, both on the feet and on the ground.

Adult Advanced Jiu-Jitsu

Age: 16+ or with instructor's permission
Class Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8-9 PM (includes Open Mat with sparring 9-10 PM*)

Increasingly technical jiu-jitsu for more advanced students. Each two hour class features a warm-up and stretch, stand-up self defense techniques, mat-based Pedro Sauer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques, plus sparring, free rolling and positional games. Stripes are awarded every 100 hours for color belts, and the techniques taught in this class will take students all the way through black belt. Class is open to all, but beginners are strongly encouraged to take Adult Fundamentals first, or concurrently.

* Open Mat is a controlled and friendly ego-free rolling environment open only to students who are current on their tuition and who have participated in at least 10 classes. We subscribe to the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu philosophy of "Keep it Playful." If you are looking to fight, train elsewhere.

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