KIDS Jiu jitsu

Brazilian Jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting taught to children of ages 6 and above. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground. BJJ has been proven when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

How kids Jiu Jitsu can benefit your child:

Discipline – Strength and agility training are a part of every class. The kids will be taught numerous techniques that will need practice. Even though every class can contain a new technique, previous techniques will be reviewed and refined.

Concentration – Kids are taught movements that can have multiple steps and therefore learn concentration skills in every class.

Teamwork – As with all martial arts, Jiu Jitsu takes time, discipline, and control. Your child will become part of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team and get all the support and guidance that comes with it.

Improve children’s social skills – When kids train in Jiu Jitsu, they learn to communicate and trust their coach and teammates.

Enhance self confidence and self control – As kids train, they get better and better and see their own progress. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t easy. As your child attends each training and puts in the hard work, they’ll gain confidence in themselves

Teaches you the value of hard work – While some of the techniques will come easy to your child, it will take discipline and time to become proficient at others.

Teaches you self defense – Jiu Jitsu has shown its effectiveness since 1993 UFC 1 where Royce Gracie dominated his opponents from various fighting disciplines while at the same time being out weighed by most of the competitors. Jiu Jitsu is one of the best martial arts to learn to use an opponents force and momentum against them.

Kids Jiu Jitsu in Tolland CT
Kids Jiu Jitsu - Practicing an arm bar


What’s the schedule – Kids Jiu Jitsu classes meet every Monday (6pm – 6:45pm), Wednesday (5:15pm), and Friday (6:15-7:00pm).

Is it safe? – The Jiu Jitsu training kids get at IPD focuses on making sure that every classes are conducted as safely as possible while at the same time, encouraging a fun environment.

Do I have to buy a uniform? – During the summer, it isn’t necessary for you to purchase a gi for your child (uniform including a belt), but in the winter, parents can purchase one through the school.

Is competing mandatory? – It isn’t mandatory for a child to compete, but participating in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition helps kids develop confidence, respect, and discipline. If your kid does choose to compete, know that our instructors will be there the whole time, encouraging, coaching, watching over the entire team.

Do I get to watch the class? – Yes, parents can sit in a line of chairs situated on the side of the training mat.

Where are you located? – Classes are taught at 30 Industrial Park Road East Unit D Tolland, Connecticut 06084, but sometimes we visit other schools where they receive additional training.

How much does the kids Jiu Jitsu class cost? – The first class is free. If your child chooses to continue training, the monthly fee is $109/mo.

How old does my kid have to be to train in Jiu Jitsu? Youth classes are generally for age 7 to 12, but exceptions can be made depending on a child’s size. 

Our Instructors

Our instructors have trained in Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts for over 15 years. Their own children attend classes here at IPD. They have “skin in the game” to ensure a fun and safe environment for all of their students.


We do not allow bullying of any kind. Our students are taught to respect each other inside and outside of class. Your kid will learn that martial arts is about self discipline, not bullying others. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way for your child to learn life skills, confidence, have fun, learn self defense, and engage in martial arts.

Our Current Juniors Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Schedule