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Our Gracie Bullyproof Kids BJJ program in Burwood teaches your child to defend against bullies without becoming one, while boosting their focus, respect, and confidence.

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Preschool Martial Arts Classes

Give your child the gift of unshakable, critical confidence.

Studies suggest that bullying may be the leading cause of low self-esteem in children, and according to some surveys, less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. Children’s inability to stand up to a bully is rooted in profound fear for their personal safety. Ironically, the victims know that they must confront the bully and would like nothing more than to stand up to them. But they simply can’t follow through for the fear of the physical harm that backs the bully’s every action. And, therein lies the challenge – how do you install in a victim of bullying the confidence to face the tormentor, look them in the eye, and back them down? The answer is simple – teach the victims to defend themselves against physical attack, and the rest will follow.

Fighting fire with water

Why do Burwood parents love our Gracie Bullyproof program so much? Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees and elbows, but in the Gracie Bullyproof program we take a different approach. All the techniques are purely defensive and utilise no strikes. Furthermore, we teach children how to defuse confrontations with words and never initiate physical aggression. If attacked, we offer techniques to non-violently neutralise the threat and gain control until help arrives. In the Gracie Bullyproof program, we teach the children how to fight fire with water, so that you never have to worry about your child becoming a bully under our guidance.

Preschool Martial Arts Classes in Burwood

Prepare your child for life.

Kids who train martial arts have a higher success rate in school. Why? Discipline, focus, goal setting, and drive. Gracie Bullyproof instills these incredible traits in your child, every time they come to class.

We have found that our instructors develop powerful bonds with every student, but especially with our youth practitioners. We leverage this connection to develop your child’s character for success in all aspects of life. The Gracie Character Development Program consists of six chapters: Responsibility, Health, Respect, Citizenship, Manners and Caring. We spend two months on each chapter and emphasise the simple things your child can do to make it a part of their life. The secret to success lies in our use of a unique point-based reward system that we tie to attendance at Gracie Game Day, a special party where they get to play a tonne of games with all the instructors and kids. Only kids who score enough points during the two month period qualify to attend Gracie Game Day, so it’s a powerful incentive for kids and a useful tool for adults to develop positive behaviour at home and school.

Come see what makes our Burwood Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes so special.

Gracie Bullyproof builds unshakable confidence so your child can overcome bullies without violence.

Gracie Bullyproof is the only kids martial arts program that actually teaches children precisely when they can, and cannot, use the techniques they are learning. The five “Rules of Engagement” are regularly rehearsed in class so that children will never abuse their power and, equally important, they will not hesitate to take a stand when abused by bullies.

Rule 1: Avoid the fight at all costs.

Rule 2: If physically attacked, defend yourself.

Rule 3: If verbally attacked, follow the Three T steps (Talk-Tell-Tackle)

Rule 4: Never punch or kick the bully, establish control and negotiate.

Rule 5: When applying submissions, use minimal force and negotiate.

Preschool Martial Arts Classes in Burwood

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"Absolutely love the idea of a child being able to defend themselves properly."

"Thank you Robbie for making it so enjoyable and educational for the kids.. Great stuff."

"Robbie is an awesome instructor and create a great environment for both adult and kid classes."

The Gracie Difference

Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifelong Journey

Kids Martial Arts Classes Ages 5-12 | Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood

1. Critical Confidence

Increased Awareness: We teach your child to know the difference between “joking” and “bullying” so they know when and how to act  in each situation.

Unshakeable Confidence: A confident child is a Bullyproof child. Bullies seek “easy targets” – those who will not stand up to their abuse. We arm your child with the tools they need to overcome physical, verbal, and psychological harassment.

Total Responsibility: We prepare your child to deal with bullies without turning them into one. We emphasize discipline, responsibility, and respect throughout our kids martial arts program.  We teach the 5 “Rules of Engagement” to make sure they never abuse their power.

Kids Martial Arts Classes Ages 5-12 | Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood

2. Verbal Jiu-Jitsu Training

One of the most pervasive and damaging forms of bullying is verbal harassment. Gracie Bullyproof is the kids’ jiu-jitsu program that makes “Verbal Jiu-Jitsu” part of its regular curriculum.

We’ve devised a series of role-playing exercises to teach kids how to identify and manage the common scenarios associated with verbal harassment and bullying.

Gracie Bullyproof students are taught how to speak assertively when necessary, but they also learn how to use direct eye contact and confident posture to deter bullies from targeting them.

Kids Martial Arts Classes Ages 5-12 | Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood

3. "Push Teaching" vs. "Pull Teaching"

All the self-defense techniques are presented in the form of “jiu-jitsu” games so that kids are highly excited about learning them.

When a child makes a mistake, we don’t focus on the error. Instead, we emphasize what a child did correctly. Through positive reinforcement, we help the kids reach their full potential without jeopardizing their love for the art.

Kids Martial Arts Classes Ages 5-12 | Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood

Get The Gracie University® Advantage

In addition to live classes, every student receives a subscription to Gracie University Online, which gives you unlimited online access to the Gracie Bullyproof streaming instructional video archive.

Use this resource to review past lessons, learn new techniques, and prepare for future belt tests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer or mobile device!

Take advantage of this powerful tool and take your technique to the next level!

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Kids Martial Arts Program.

Through our work, we have seen that confident kids make kinder kids. We teach children how to not only stand up to bullies for themselves, but how to stand up for others. Our Rules of Engagement teach children to avoid the fight if at all possible by first using their words, and then telling an adult.

When they do need to resort to physical self-defense, we do not teach children punches or kicks in the Gracie Bullyproof program, but rather, empowered by Brazilian Jiu-JItsu, to neutralize, defend, control, and negotiate if possible.

Upon arriving for your child’s first jiu-jitsu class, we will provide a uniform, called a gi, for them to wear. We recommend comfortable undergarments or leggings, and a t-shirt or rashguard that they can wear under their gi.

Someone will be there to help you tie your child’s belt for the first time!

My Child Has ADHD. Is jiu-jitsu for them?

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes is that it’s an individual sport done in a group environment. We find all our students improve in their focus, self control, discipline and social skills. But the best part is…. They don’t even realize that is what our highly trained kids martial arts instructors are actually doing. They just think they are having fun!

The best way to find out for yourself is to take advantage of our limited time offer. You’ll find our team so helpful and dedicated to helping your child become the best version of themselves. If you are concerned about group classes for your child, we also offer private classes until they feel ready to take on the group class setting!

Many parents ask, what’s the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate classes? While we believe all martial-arts have value, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has not only been proven to be the most effective martial art for a smaller person to defend themselves in a real fight for nearly a century, it also can be the most gentle.

We don’t want our kids or students turning into bullies themselves, and we also believe self-defense should be scalable, depending on the situation. Whereas kids Karate lessons or Taekwondo classes rely solely on landing punches and kicks, jiu-jitsu for kids focuses on neutralizing a threat with verbal boundaries, distance management, body control, and eventual negotiation.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! Even better… you can join in our martial arts classes for adults, and have yet another thing in common with your little one. We love seeing the bond of families who train together!

We believe jiu-jitsu is for children of all skill levels and abilities. Your child belongs here.

Through our kids martial arts classes, we have seen our students improve co-ordination, balance, motor skills, focus and discipline. Plus, they make lots of great friends!

Our instructors are highly skilled in teaching martial arts to kids. It’s their PASSION!

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