Martial Arts for Kids & Teens

Exceptional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training for Your Kids

If you're looking for an activity that will challenge and encourage your children while teaching them lessons that they'll carry with them into adulthood, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is your best choice! The highly trained and experienced instructors at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy are committed to teaching your children correct physical and tactical martial arts techniques in a fun, supportive environment that promotes self-control, respect and honesty. In keeping with our training philosophy, we teach only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, allowing your children to focus on perfecting their skills in this practical and useful form of self-defense. Our instructors care about more than helping your children stay physically fit; our goal is also to help them improve their 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 children a tradition of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Top-Notch Kids' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Baby Dragons - Age 3

Little Dragons BJJ - Ages 4 to 8

Youth BJJ - Ages 9 to 13

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

Competition Team - Ages 9+: Advanced students may be invited to join our competition team based on readiness for competition. The team prepares for six to eight invitational tournaments per year, requiring an additional two 1.5 hour classes (on Sundays) per month.

All of the classes at Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy are taught by 5-degree black belt world champions who stress the importance of proper martial arts techniques for kids of every skill level, from beginner to advanced. 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. Our expert instructors teach a full line of age-specific classes that your kids are sure to enjoy:

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Benefits of Kids' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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

Learn Self-defense

BJJ tactics, strategy, and techniques help bully-proof kids by providing them with the skills to overpower larger and stronger opponents without punching or kicking. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the safest, most effective self-defense martial art.

Have Fun and Get a Great Workout

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fun and engaging way for girls and boys to get their exercise while improving their balance and coordination.

Make New Friends

Kids will make new friends and develop their social skills while working together with their BJJ classmates to improve their martial arts skills.

Manage Stress

Concentrating on correct BJJ technique and burning off energy during martial arts classes helps kids manage stress and anxiety.

Increase Focus and Self-discipline

Because BJJ classes are structured yet fun and engaging, kids are motivated to improve their martial arts techniques, building their focus and self-discipline in the process.

Improve Problem-Solving Skills

Winning a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match requires kids to use proper technique and strategize, both of which help build their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Increase Self-confidence

As kids learn self-defense, become more fit, improve their problem-solving abilities, learn to overcome challenges, mentor younger BJJ students, and make new friends, their self-esteem soars!

Learn Life Lesson

Kids 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 kids to improve their skills quickly.

Why Choose Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy for 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 children 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 kids to become proficient in self-defense. That's why our professional instructors teach only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at VSBJJA.

Free Trial Class or Early Start Program

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

Clean, Spacious Facility

Because your kids' 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 children with our caring staff in our well-supervised environment.

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Vitor Shaolin BJJ Academy has a proven history of encouraging children in the Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Mountainside, New Providence, North Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Springfield, 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 kids!

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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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