Our kids BJJ classes provide a fun, active and challenging way to keep fit, make friends, build confidence, keep safe and respect those around them.They receive structured lessons that include warm ups, technical skills and plenty of opportunity to spar i.e. throw, breakfall, grapple and submissions. In developing these skills they’ll improve co-ordination, flexibility and use of strategy.
To start, it is not necessary for kids to wear a Gi (traditional jacket and trousers with belt) as many techniques can be taught without. However, after a few lessons a gi will be necessary.
Like many martial arts, progress in BJJ is recognised by coloured belts and stripes. Kids will be regularly graded but there are no extra charges for the gradings or awards. As well as being a martial art and self-defence there is also a strong sporting element. In the UK the sport of BJJ is growing with an increase in tournaments, which for those who are competitive is good. However, we recognise that competition is not for everyone and it is not forced on anyone. All are welcome at Hillingdon BJJ regardless.