Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids

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Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School

The Vagner Rocha Martial Arts Academy Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program is the safest and most relevant training your child can receive. All children are welcomed and encouraged to come train at our school regardless of their current strengths and abilities. We pride ourselves in building self confidence, physical fitness and self discipline in every child. We do so through a rewarding and caring environment, which leads to most of our students continuing their training into adulthood.

From improved focus, to goal setting, self-discipline and self-respect - kids emerge from this program changed for the better. And their parents couldn't be happier.

We invite you to bring your child for a free trial class or just to come and watch. While there, we welcome you to speak with the other parents and get their opinions about our program.

We are a FAMILY owned and operated academy. Our director, Vagner Rocha, is present for all classes. Please contact us with any questions or concerns, we look forward to hearing from you!

3 - 5 Year Olds

This class will help build the coordination of our youngest students. They will be learning the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fast-paced games and interactive drills in an easy to follow and simple steps.

5 - 7 Year Olds

This class provides the basics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while improving the physical fitness and condition of our students. They will learn the most realistic self-defense art with the highest personalized attention from our instructors. We offer daily classes.

8 - 12 Year Olds

This class is divided into two groups according to our students' experience level. From fundamental lessons to specific competition drills, we pride ourselves in building self-confidence, physical fitness, and self-discipline in every child. We offer Gi & No-Gi daily classes. Classes schedule may vary according to their experience level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely not! We teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development. Kids learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things - from their parents to their pets. Often, kids who are violent before joining our classes have changed and become non-violent individuals. So, in short, martial arts will not make your child violent!

  • I highly recommend his BJJ/MMA school for all ages.

    Started BJJ with Vagner back in 2009. Through out the years, I have seen Vagner excel everyday not only in BJJ/MMA but as a mentor, friend and a family man. I highly recommend his BJJ/MMA school for all ages. You won’t be disappointed.

    F Chang

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  • Everyone is friendly and cool, the jiu jitsu is world class

    I’ve been training here for almost 4 years and I love it. Vagner as well as the other coaches are all great instructors . Everyone is friendly and cool, the jiu jitsu is world class, and the striking class is great as well. Definitely would recommend this gym to anyone whether you want to be an mma fighter, boxer, jiu jitsu competitor, or you are just looking for a good workout.

    DC mma

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  • VRMA is the magic place you’re looking for

    I can’t accurately express how good VRMA is but, I will try.

    First, whenever learning anything of value, who teaches and how they teach it is of utmost importance. When it comes to Jiujitsu, Vagner Rocha is beyond top notch. Why? Google him for yourself but, he is not only a traditionalist with old school work ethic but, he is relevant in today’s Jiujitsu world. His resume speaks for itself.

    Secondly, his love for his art, love for his family, and love for his students makes his style of instruction more of a mentoring household rather than a place of business. His name is not only attached to the school, he teaches everyday, he picks who rolls against who because he knows his students strengths and weaknesses. In other words, you’re not just a client.

    Next, Monkey see monkey do right? Well his fellow instructors are made from the same mold. So, when you’re taking one of the other classes in the morning, or on weekends, you are receiving the same high level Instruction. Additionally, the students become family. As a group we cherish this family. The feeling is palpable when you walk into the gym. Everyone wants to help each other become better, no one takes it easy on each other, always hard. Afterwards it’s hugs positive feedback and support. It’s incredible. I’m a fireman and I can compare to that brotherhood.

    Lastly, at least for now, I hear parents come in because their children were being picked on, and or they’ve tried other places and felt their children didn’t get enough one on one attention. Well at VRMA there are at least 4 instructors on the mat to support Vagner and assure that the children are getting all the help they need. Our kids are super high level and more importantly, disciplined well behaved little humans. I have yet to see a parent not happy with VRMA.

    Bottom line, of you’re looking for high level Jiujitsu training for you or your children ( we have many father/mother and son/daughter families), I can honestly say from experience, that VRMA is the magic place you’re looking for. Don’t take it from me though, come and see for yourself.

    Danny Collazo

    Danny Collazo

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