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Kids & Teens Martial Arts in Tyler, TX (Age 10-15)

Can the Martial Arts Help Positively Shape Kids & Teens?

Teaching Good Values

The environment of Gracie Barra Tyler is challenging yet exciting. Our instructors teach kids and teens self-defense skills that will keep them protected against bullies, and will teach them to find the value in respecting others. Our instructors understand the importance of pushing your child to their limits, but doing so to encourage passion and inner-strength.

Our facility is not just another stern and serious martial arts school that is churning out belts– that is not the Gracie Barra Tyler way. Your kids and teens will have fun learning about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and will learn that a good martial arts fighter is a good person first and foremost. We will teach your child to value confidence, respect, integrity, and teamwork above all else.

Healthy and Confident

The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program is geared towards 10-15-year-olds who are looking to make lifelong friends and become strong individuals. Our instructors are focused on teaching your child the skills needed to being healthy, confident and empowered in anything they do. The core values of Gracie Barra are respect, integrity, focus and cooperation. These core values will allow your children to become strong Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters, and to support their teammates during competitions.

Our primary goal as instructors is to work with parents to mold their children into strong, healthy and confident young adults who will positively contribute to their community, and leave a lasting, positive impression on everyone they meet.

The Future Champions classes are split into two age groups, 10-12 year-olds, and 13-15-year-olds, so that your child is learning alongside kids of a similar learning level. Our classes are designed this way so that our instructors can have frequent one-on-one time with your child, and help them grow into strong and independent Jiu-Jitsu artists. The skills that your child will learn inside the doors of our facility are skills and values that they will take with them throughout their life, and will help them when facing challenging situations.

Personal Growth

Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Tyler is the perfect environment for kids and teens to grow into mature, strong and passionate young adults. Our instructors are dedicated to creating structured and fun classes that will teach your child the importance of being strong athletes and positive people.

The skills that your child will learn from BJJ are skills that they will be able to apply in all aspects of their lives, and will positively affect their character and behaviour outside of school. It is encouraged for parents to sit in on their child’s classes. This is so that you’ll be able to see your child grow before your eyes into a strong and respectful individual with each passing class.

Benefits of the Future Champions Program

  • Good Behavior

  • Self-Defense

  • Self-Respect and Respect for Others

  • Focus and Determination

  • Strength

  • Mindfulness

The First Class

From the moment that your child walks into Gracie Barra Tyler, our instructors will be focused on helping your child become a better athlete. It is important that student arrive at least 15 minutes before class so that they can prepare for class and get into the proper mindset needed to practice the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our instructors value punctuality and respect, so classes start right on time. Your child will need to be on the mats in their uniform and ready when their class begins.

Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the lessons so that they witness their child’s growth and offer any support they might need during class. If you so wish, our instructors offer adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes that parents could participate in themselves!

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