It seems that not a day goes by without hearing a news report about the bullying epidemic that
has become so prevalent in our schools and among our nation’s youth. Statistics show that
every day in the U.S. as many as 150,000 kids miss school due to fear or intimidation from
bullies. It is widely believed that bullying is one of the leading causes of low self-esteem in
children. Making matters worse is the fact that most victims of bullying don’t report it or talk
about it. Bullies are typically insecure individuals who harass smaller, weaker children to boost
their own sense of self-esteem and ego.
At Kimura BJJ, most teens typically train with our adult students in our Beginner classes.
Because proficiency in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not predicated on size and strength, we find that
teenagers who train with adults develop both their technique and maturity at an accelerated
Our Kids BJJ training program strives to achieve these objectives:
-Give students a sense of empowerment and mastery
-instill a sense of discipline
-Physical fitness and activity
-Have fun, fun and fun.
We believe that by focusing as much of our attention on what happens “inside” of the child as
we do on the ”outside,” we can give our Kimura Kids the mental and physical tools they need to
effectively deal with any of life’s adversities and challenges not only as kids, but for the rest of
We believe that a child with a high sense of self-esteem and self-confidence with no tolerance
for harassment of any kind is far less appealing as a target of bullies. However, they will also be
prepared to effectively deal with a wide range of common scenarios including defending
themselves should they ever be left with no other choice.
Some of our Kimura Kids also enjoy taking on the challenge of competing in organized BJJ
tournaments against other kids of similar ability, size, and experience.
Our Kimura Kids program is divided into 4 ages categories: 3-4, 4-6 , 7-9 and 10-13 years old.
All of our Kimura Kids classes are designed to strike a balance between just plain having fun to
keep kids engaged, while at the same time, instilling a sense of self-discipline as they learn new
BJJ techniques and further develop their skills.