Martial Arts for Young Children and Toddlers
Martial Arts School for Toddlers

Family Owned & Operated
Martial Arts School for Toddlers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training for Toddlers

Ideal for children 3 to 4 years of age.

If you're looking for an activity designed to introduce your toddler or young child to socialization and help them learn the importance of following directions, working with a group, having patience, and waiting their turn, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is your best choice! Our Tiny Dragons classes help toddlers begin to understand how to control their bodies' movements and foster in them a foundation of wellness to give them the best start at developing healthy exercise habits. Did you know that when language is combined with movement, learning is enhanced by 90%? Research has found that promoting movement and activity in young children can also improve memory, perception, language, attention, emotion, and decision-making skills. The highly trained and experienced instructors at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy are committed to teaching your toddlers correct self-defense techniques in a fun, supportive environment that promotes motor skill development and self-control, respect, and honesty. At VSBJJA, we teach only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to allow your toddler to focus on learning the foundational skills of this practical and useful form of self-defense. Our instructors are committed to helping your toddler develop self-confidence, focus, and critical thinking skills through consistent goal setting, perseverance, and achievement. In this way, the expert instructors at VSBJJ hope to encourage in your 3 or 4-year-old child a tradition of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Top-Rated Toddler Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Baby Dragons - Age 3 to 4

Little Dragons BJJ - Ages 4 to 8

Youth BJJ - Ages 9 to 13

Youth No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu (no jacket) - Ages 9 to 13

Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Tiny Dragon toddler classes are taught by 5-degree black belt world champions who stress the importance of safety and proper martial arts techniques to set the groundwork for your young child's future success in BJJ. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro, a six-time world champion, teaches classes on-site daily, and his three children are often among the kids training on the mats of our clean, spacious facility.

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Benefits of Toddlers' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Since 2013, Vitor Shaolin has been sharing the many benefits of BJJ with young children in the Scotch Plains, NJ area:

Learn Self-defense

BJJ is the safest, most effective self-defense martial art. Your toddler will learn the foundational skills they'll need to overpower larger and stronger opponents without punching or kicking. As your toddler gets older, we'll teach them additional tactics, strategy, and techniques that will help them become bully-proof.

Have Fun and Get a Great Workout

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fun and engaging way for 3-4 year-old girls and boys to burn off energy and get their exercise while improving their balance and coordination.

Make New Friends

Young kids love to make new friends as they develop their social skills while working together with their BJJ classmates to improve their martial arts abilities.

Manage Stress

Concentrating on correct BJJ technique and burning off energy during martial arts classes gives toddlers the tools they'll need to manage stress and anxiety.

Increase Focus and Self-discipline

Our structured yet fun and engaging BJJ classes motivate toddlers to practice their martial arts techniques, which helps them build their ability to focus and improves their self-discipline.

Improve Problem-Solving Skills

Our instructors help build toddlers' problem solving and critical thinking skills by engaging them in fun activities that teach them to strategize and use proper BJJ techniques.

Increase Self-confidence

As your toddler learns self-defense, they'll learn to follow directions, improve their self-control, embrace exercise, make new friends, and enhance their self-esteem!

Learn Life Lesson

Young children begin to practice resiliency, goal-setting, respect and perseverance while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Rapidly Improve

BJJ is a seasonless sport that can be practiced all year long, allowing young children to improve their skills quickly.

Why Choose Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy for Young Kids' BJJ?

Parents recommend VSBJJA because of our professional martial arts instruction, the welcoming environment at our studio, and much more:

Expert Instruction

VSBJJA owner Vitor Shaolin, six-time world champion and 5-degree blackbelt, is on the mat teaching kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at our Scotch Plains studio daily. Because the safety of your toddlers is our priority, each of our instructors is a five-degree BJJ black belt who has been professionally trained to teach proper Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique at all levels.

Focused Only on Focused Only on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Practicing only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the best way for your toddlers to get a head start at becoming proficient in self-defense. That's why our professional instructors teach only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at VSBJJA.

Clean, Spacious Facility

Because your young children's health and safety are important to us, we ensure that our BJJ studio is kept clean and meets all safety standards.

Family Atmosphere

VSBJJA is a family-owned and operated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school known for our supportive, family-like atmosphere where students encourage each other. Vitor Shaolin's children train at VSBJJA, and parents of young BJJ students feel comfortable leaving their toddlers with our caring staff in our well-supervised environment.

Free Trial Class or Early Start Program

We make it easy for your toddler to get started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by offering them one commitment-free trial class, or two classes for only $29.

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Best Martial Arts Training for Toddlers!

Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy has a proven history of encouraging young children in the Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Mountainside, New Providence, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit, Watchung, and Westfield, NJ area to achieve new levels of physical fitness while helping them improve their cognitive abilities, manage stress, and meet new friends through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Regardless of age or gender, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art for your young children!

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Sign up for a FREE CLASS or our EASY START TRIAL PROGRAM by calling us at 551-556-3338 or visiting our clean, spacious, easily accessible studio at 2507 US-22 in Scotch Plains.

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