Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes

in Union County, NC

Kids training in Jiu Jitsu with Coach Nolan

Jiu Jitsu is a game changer for kids!

Union Martial Arts Kids Jiu-Jitsu program teaches the most practical self-defense skills for real-life encounters with bullies. Kids learn how to defend themselves in any situation, but they also vastly improve discipline, confidence, focus, physical fitness and sportsmanship. Kids who are strong and confident are far less likely to become the target of bullies in the first place.

We understand what it’s like for kids to be new or perhaps even a little bit nervous to try a Jiu-Jitsu class. That’s why we’ve created a very unique program that will help your child comprehend and achieve their goals one step at a time. Please have a look at our numerous 5 star Google reviews to get a sense of what our kids martial arts program is like here at Union Martial Arts!

How does the program work?

We have developed our own unique and structured kids Jiu-Jitsu curriculum that progresses systematically at an age-appropriate level. It starts with fundamental techniques and concepts and gradually introduces more advanced techniques as students develop their skills. The curriculum covers various aspects of Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling including takedowns, positions, submissions, escapes, reversals and transitions. In addition, we are big believers in the constraints-led approach to coaching kids Jiu-Jitsu, which, when coupled with positive-reinforcement, can really enhance and speed up the learning process for kids.

We constantly strive to create a friendly, supportive, professional and inclusive environment. Students of all levels and backgrounds are welcomed, and mutual respect among training partners is expected, creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, growth, friendship and most importantly, FUN!

Kids in Jiu Jitsu training
Kids Jiu Jitsu Champions

What are the benefits of Kids Jiu-Jitsu classes?

  • Self-defense: Jiu-Jitsu equips kids with practical self-defense skills that can be used in real-life anti-bullying situations.
  • Self-confidence: Jiu-Jitsu training helps kids develop their self-confidence. Class by class, as their knowledge and skills grow, their confidence in themselves follows suit. This newfound confidence extends beyond the mat and positively impacts all other areas of their lives.
  • Discipline and focus: Jiu-Jitsu training promotes discipline, focus, and perserverance. Jiu-Jitsu can help kids develop a strong work ethic and the ability to concentrate and achieve goals both on and off the mat.
  • Physical fitness: Jiu-Jitsu provides an incredibly fun way for kids to burn off excess energy and improve their physical fitness. Kids who train in Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.
  • Respect and sportsmanship: Jiu-Jitsu training helps kids listen attentively and treat others with kindness and respect. Kids also learn to win and lose graciously, adopting a “win or learn” mindset. This helps foster a positive attitude and good sportsmanship both on and off the mats.


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