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Kids & Teens Martial Arts in St Louis (Age 10-14)

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Reinforcing Values

The Gracie Barra team near St. Louis takes a unique approach to the development of young adults. We are not a belt factory; we will not quickly send your child through a system of forms, katas, and martial art choreography. We are a martial arts school that aims to teach our students self-respect and defense. All of our locations tests and belts are cost free.

When searching for martial arts classes for your kid, you have to be sure that you pick a school with instructors who can efficiently teach your young adult the skills they want to and need to learn while emphasizing on the values they need to utilize outside of the classroom. Our instructors are professional and highly skilled and have the background you can trust to positively affect your children’s lives.

Fun and Challenging

The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program was created to provide kids ages seven through fifteen who want to learn Jiu-Jitsu with an environment that allows them to experience and understand fundamental value such as confidence, cooperation, respect, persistence, discipline, and focus. Our instructors take great pride in our team accomplishments and work with parents to encourage a healthy, stable, and happy lifestyle that will result in confident young women and men who become outstanding citizens.

Kids and Teens classes are divided up into two groups of ages 10 to 12, and 13 to 15 and take place in an atmosphere that is engaging and fun and where their instructors can cater to their individual needs. Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu prepares kids and teens on how to handle situations like bullying which is prevalent in this age group and can be more intense with outlets like social media.

Dicipline and Excellence

With locations in West County and O’Fallon, Gracie Barra makes it easy for kids and teens throughout the Greater St Louis area to be able to take world-class martial arts classes close to home.

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a contact sport that offers a challenging, safe and supportive environment for children and young adults to mature into a real life champion. Our practices go beyond just the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence we hold our student to is used to ensure that they carry these important personal characteristics in school, at home, and beyond.

Program Benefits

  • Learning Current Practical and Effective Self Defense

  • Enhanced Coordination & Gross Motor Skills

  • Increased Self confidence & Self Control

  • Improved Behavior & Respect for Others

  • Increased Attention Span & Focus

  • Goal setting and achievement

  • The chance to compete in a great sport

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.” – Carlos Gracie Jr.

The First Class

Please plan to arrive at Gracie Barra at least 15 minutes before class so that you and your children can prepare for instruction and classes. Our classes start at the designated times and students will be asked to walk into the training area where an instructor and assistant or senior students will be waiting to help the class perform the necessary activities and drills. We welcome you to stay and watch the entire practice.

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