Children's Martials arts training in Hoppers Crossing


Help your children develop confidence, skills and fitness to serve them a lifetime.

What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

To excel in any endeavour, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them the perseverance to achieve their goals. The Gracie Barra Kids Program was created to provide children and teenagers aged 3-14 years with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real-life champion. The outcome of the continued childhood practice of GB BJJ goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carry over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school.

Our Kids Program is typically subdivided into two different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

  • GB Tiny Champions (3-5 years old)
  • GB Little Champions (6-12 years old)

We have a specialised ANTI-BULLYING program that we cover that is key for our future generations to learn what it is, why it happens and how to deal with it so it does not become an issue.

Benefits of Joining our BJJ Program

  • Improve children’s social skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • A better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them
  • Learn the GB Self-Defense System to deal with Bullies
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Train in over 30 locations in Australia and over 800 globally
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

The first time you come to our school you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your children have enough time to prepare for practice. The class will start on time and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. One of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.

"There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Carlos Gracie Jr.