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Our kids martial arts classes
Looking for a fun and rewarding activity for your kids in Melbourne? Consider enrolling them in the kids’ jiu jitsu classes at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Our gym is known worldwide for our range of classes, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), wrestling, boxing, and Muay Thai.
Our 800m2 facility is owned and run by the experienced Head Coach John Donehue and his team of skilled instructors. They work hard to create a welcoming, family-friendly environment where children of all ages and skill levels can thrive. Whether your child is looking to improve their physical fitness, self-defence skills, or simply have some fun, our kids’ jiu jitsu classes are a great choice.
At John Donehue Jiu Jitsu and MMA, we understand that kids need specialised attention and instruction, which is why we offer specific classes tailored to their needs. Our experienced jiu jitsu coaches are dedicated to helping your child learn proper techniques and build confidence, all while having fun in a safe and supportive environment.
If you want your child to learn a new skill, make new friends, and have fun while doing it, come join us for a kids’ jiu jitsu class today. We’re confident that you’ll see why we’re one of the best martial arts gyms in Melbourne!
The Belt System
Like most martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a belt system that indicates a student’s level of proficiency. The children’s belt system consists of five belts, each with five levels of stripes. The belt colours are white, grey, yellow, orange and green. The stripes represent progress within each belt level, with the number of stripes ranging from one to four.
The Ranking System
The ranking system in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is based on a combination of technical ability, attendance, and time spent training. Children can advance through the ranks by demonstrating their knowledge and mastery of the techniques, attending classes regularly, and accumulating training hours. The time required to progress through each belt level varies depending on the student’s age, skill level, and dedication to the practice.
The Benefits of the Children's Rank System
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu children’s rank system offers several benefits for children who practise the art. First and foremost, it provides a sense of accomplishment and progression that can boost their self-esteem and motivation. It also teaches them the value of hard work, discipline, and perseverance, as they must put in the time and effort to advance through the ranks. Additionally, the rank system provides a clear roadmap for their progress, allowing them to set goals and track their achievements.
Frequently asked questions
What is kids jiu jitsu?
A: Kids jiu jitsu is a form of martial arts that teaches children self-defence techniques, physical fitness, discipline, and focus.
Is jiu jitsu safe for kids?
A: Yes, jiu jitsu is a safe martial art for kids when taught by qualified instructors in a supportive and supervised environment.
Do kids need any prior experience to start jiu jitsu?
A: No, prior experience is not necessary. Jiu jitsu is a beginner-friendly martial art that can be learned by children of all skill levels.
Is jiu jitsu only for boys?
A: No, jiu jitsu is for both boys and girls. It is a great activity for building confidence and self-esteem in children of all genders.
What are the benefits of jiu jitsu for kids?
A: Jiu jitsu can help children develop self-discipline, focus, self-esteem, physical fitness, coordination, and social skills.
Will my child get injured during jiu jitsu practice?
A: While injuries are always a possibility in any physical activity, qualified instructors prioritise safety and teach children proper techniques to minimise the risk of injury.
What should my child wear to jiu jitsu class?
A: Our kids jiu jitsu program requires all students to wear a clean white Gi.
How often should my child attend jiu jitsu class?
A: The frequency of attendance can vary, but most children attend 2 classes per week. Consistency is key for progress in jiu jitsu.
Can jiu jitsu help my child with bullying?
A: Yes, jiu jitsu can help children learn self-defence techniques and build confidence, which can help prevent and address bullying situations. However, it is important to also address the underlying causes of bullying and seek additional support if needed.