Teen Jiu-Jitsu Classes (12-16 years old)

teens-jiu-jitsu-1Being a “Tween”-ager can be a tough time in a child’s life.  It’s filled with a lot of peer pressure.  Jiu-Jitsu can be just the answer they need!  We know how Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can change a Teenager’s/Tweenager’s life.  We call this class “Tweens” because they might not be a little kid but they aren’t quite an adult yet. The Tweens don’t want to be in the kids class but they aren’t quite ready to take part in the adult class either.


Tween class is for kids between 12 and 16 years old who want to do something cool but might not want to take part in organized sports OR they might want to get better at organized sports through improving their balance coordination as well as hip movement. Nothing is better than Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!

Tween class consists of physical activity drills, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grappling and Stand Up Self-Defense techniques and submission grappling.  It’s so much fun!  This will really help the kids to learn to defend themselves, give them more self-confidence and keep them out of trouble.  We have seen it!

teens-jiu-jitsu-2This is a great class for girls especially when they start dating or going off to college.  It teaches them to get a larger person off of them without using upper body strength that they probably don’t have.


For boys it gives them confidence especially in a bully situation, there is no kicking or punching just techniques that will stop any situation!


We find that many of our Tweens love class so much that they want to come all the time!  This is a much more valuable activity then playing video games.