The Highest Quality Jiu Jitsu & Martial Arts Classes For Kids In Pasadena.

What Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and why is it the fastest growing martial art in America?

For starters, it’s different than any other discipline out there. It takes strength and size almost completely out of the picture and instead teaches proper leverage and technique as the path to success.

In our Kids Martial Arts program, we rely on the system of BJJ because it actually works!

It teaches students how to defend against any opponent and feel confident in their skills from day one.

They also learn a mix of fighting techniques like punching and kicking, but instead of stuffy katas and patterns, they learn how to fight under the guiding philosophy "making your opponent miss".

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The Little Ninja class is AMAZING! Everything is age appropriate: the lessons, the groups, the movements, etc. Coach Jon talks, moves, and plays with them in a fun, kind, loving -yet strong- and professional way. Coach Marco and Coach Lynda have really helped both of my daughters fine tune their moves. Each instructor will take extra time to notice each child’s needs. They make learning FUN and productive. I hope to continue with this dojo for many years to come. I trust each instructor and know that my children are safe there.”

-Reiko T.

Ready for Martial Arts That Really Work?

We’re not going to sugarcoat it...a lot of martial arts just aren’t that practical when it comes to self-defense. For a lot of parents who grew up in the 70s, 80s, and even early 90s, they are unfamiliar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They know board-breaking, spinny kick, martial arts. Well, most bullies don’t care if your child can break a board or throw a spinny kick. What that bully does know, is they don’t want to get dropped on their head and put in a choke hold!

When kids get into fights, they wrestle. They hit the ground, and whoever is on top usually wins. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was specifically designed to help a smaller opponent defeat a larger one. No wonder so many kids are having awesome success with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

When your child can defeat a larger kid in class, they will begin to build REAL SELF CONFIDENCE, knowing that their skills are useful and practical. We have a saying in our Kids Jiu Jitsu program: Real Martial Arts give you Real Confidence!



Jiu Jitsu is a monitored form of roughhousing that's perfect for kids, the kind that has been pushed out of schools, sport, and PE classes yet are so essential to their proper development. A Jiu Jitsu class for kids done right has all the elements of the rough and tumble play that their minds and bodies crave hidden in the structure, order, and rules of the martial arts. With experienced teachers overseeing the interactions and sparring sessions, valuable physical and mental changes begin to happen.

Playtime is the map that children use to figure out how to interact with the world. In Jiu Jitsu, children learn about important physical boundaries that govern how they socialize with others. An awkward child learns coordination while the bullish child learns restraint, both important transformations if they want to have healthy friendships with other kids and adults.

The physical closeness of Jiu Jitsu teaches them:

  • what kind of contact is acceptable and fun
  • what kinds of contact that  are uncomfortable but bearable
  • what kinds of contact that go too far (think eye poking, hair pulling or head butting)

These lessons that occur naturally in Jiu Jitsu sketch the boundaries of appropriate play and helps kids to become assertive, not aggressive. If aggression is needed, the hours of inoculation to physical contact will naturally help them overcome.

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"Whenever I tell others about this gym, I always mention that the instructors are the type of people that I hope my son will some day grow up to be like.”

-Lexa Winkowski