Juniors Age Groups: from Prep to Grade 6 (5-12 years)
Brazillian Ju Jitsu: 5-6pm Tuesdays
During school holidays, juniors are welcome to attend the seniors sessions to hone their skills.
Our Junior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes train essential skills and prepare our students for the competitions they participate in. Our BJJ classes are also favorites of the students and augment the grappling skills learned in the Freestyle Japanese Ju-Jitsu classes.
BJJ is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground.
BJJ Techniques taught and practiced at NMMA:
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Gi
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – No Gi
- Submission Wrestling
- Full Grading
Grading and Competition
Juniors grade in-house and be coached for competition if they have their eyes on gold.
Junior BJJ at NMMA isn’t only about learning the skills, it’s also back bringing home the gold in competitions.
Among the variety of instructors training the Juniors in Freestyle Japanese Ju-Jitsu at Northern Mixed Martial Arts, these are regulars:
What is BJJ?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals that were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Brazilian jiu-jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experimentations, practices, and adaptation from the Judo knowledge of Carlos and Hélio Gracie, who then passed their knowledge on to their family.
BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system.
Since its inception in 1914, its parent art of Judo was separated from older systems of Japanese ju-jitsu by an important difference that was passed on to Brazilian jiu-jitsu: it is not solely a martial art: it is also a sport; a method for promoting physical fitness and building character in young people; and, ultimately, a way (Do) of life. (Source)
Gallery of Juniors on the Mats and in Competitions