Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is universally regarded as the most effective form of ground fighting. BJJ enables a smaller, weaker individual to successfully defend against a larger and stronger attacker by using leverage and proper technique, where then a match or self-defense situation can be ended after striking or applying a submission such as a choke or joint lock— making Jiu-Jitsu highly popular for self-defense training. This style of submission grappling is proven to be the most practical and effective form of ground fighting because the founders-- the Gracie family proved this martial art’s effectiveness in numerous open challenges. The pinnacle of the Gracie Challenge was Rorion Gracie’s creation of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). In the first UFC event, the founding family intentionally chose one of their smallest members, Royce Gracie, who entered the inaugural tournament and defeat every larger opponent, proved the effectiveness of technique with relying on strength.
Our kids' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to help children deal with a wide range of circumstances by providing benefits in 4 main areas: 1.) Character Building 2.) Skill Development 3.) Fitness 4.) Technique. After only a few months in our children’s classes, parents typically see a drastic increase in a student’s confidence, discipline, focus, respect, and humility as students develop valuable life skills. Lead instructors for all children’s programs at Orange County Jiu-Jitsu & MMA are former United States Marines who implement similar techniques (example: active listening) used in the famous U.S. Marine Corps boot camp to develop skills including improved listening, focus, agility, and social skills. Students will improve their fitness in a fun, safe environment where each training session includes a warm-up, conditioning, fast-paced games, defending themselves on their feet after months of training— not years. Safety is paramount at OCJJ. Our kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are safer than every contact sport and extreme sport Southern California children typically enjoy.
Lead instructors of all kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are former U.S. Marine Sergeants who have spent years training and competing in BJJ tournaments as well as MMA fights, and are experienced in teaching children. We believe in developing well-round students to become a success both on and off the ma