Kids Martial Arts Classes

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Children’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) & Muay Thai Classes at John Donehue could save your child’s life, but not in the way you’re probably thinking . . .
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John Donehue’s BJJ classes are for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

The classes are designed to help life-proof your child through the teaching of non-striking martial arts disciplines including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

Our Kids BJJ Classes are a great motivator for your child to get up and have fun in a safe and supervised environment. Our trainers are committed to helping your child gain confidence and build a skill for life.

BJJ is a great way for your child to work off some energy and teaches them discipline and control in a way that is fun.

You can start your child with free classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today.


Do you want your child to become an elite athlete and get in to great shape?

John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA’s Muay Thai (Kickboxing) program is the class for them. The program, although aimed at children, is an intense fitness-based discipline, with many benefits for you child including:

  • High cardio fitness, and strength and conditioning training, perfect to go alongside other sports and seasonal activities
  • Applicable techniques for self-defence as well as sport combat
  • Reduce stress, and increase confidence for dealing with issues in life that may arise inside and outside of school
  • Students are not pressured in to the ring, unless they have the desire to compete
Romeo Apines Jnr
Kids Muay Thai Coach
Jade Kerr - Kids MMA Instructor
Jade Kerr
Kids BJJ Coach
Zac Phillips
Kids BJJ Coach

Meet our kids coaches

Read more about Romeo, Jade and Zac or our coaches page.

Our coaches

How your child can benefit from martial arts

Kids Martial Arts training with John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA could save your child’s life, but not in the way you’re probably thinking.

There’s no question that kids martial arts training will give your child self-defence skills that could save your child’s life at some point, but the biggest enemy your child faces is not some evil person lurking around the corner.

The enemy most children face, every single day, is far more devious; it can rob them of a happy and healthy childhood and even prevent them from becoming successful as adults. This enemy is a lack of confidence, and it will often present the following symptoms:

  • Bad grades
  • Getting into trouble
  • Disrespectful attitude with others
  • Laziness around the house
  • Trouble making friends
  • Shyness
  • Getting into fights

Our kids martial arts program helps kids become more confident and put them on the right path, regardless of how hopeless the situation might have seemed initially.

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