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Unlocking the potential for success in any pursuit requires a foundation built on strong values and a resilient character. The Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids and Teens Programmes have been meticulously crafted to empower children and teenagers, aged 3-15, with a transformative experience that cultivates essential virtues such as focus, discipline, leadership, cooperation and respect.

Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programme

At Gracie Barra, we firmly recognise Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as not just a sport but a life-changing art that nurtures personal growth within a secure and supportive setting. Our commitment to fostering excellence is evident in our dedicated Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programme, strategically designed to guide young individuals on a fulfilling journey toward becoming real-life champions.


Embracing the philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu for Kids, our programmes are carefully tailored to cater towards the unique needs and developmental stages of young practitioners. We understand the importance of instilling the key principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in children and creating a solid foundation for character development. With an emphasis on our core values, our Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programme go beyond just physical training; they shape young minds for success on and off the mats.


We pride ourselves on providing a challenging yet safe environment where children can explore their potential, build resilience and acquire essential life skills. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to imparting not only the technical aspects of the martial art but also invaluable lessons in teamwork, personal growth and being an inspiration to others.

Jiu-Jitsu for Teens Programme

Our commitment to excellence also shines in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Teens Programme. This is a tailored path guiding young individuals toward further development in Jiu-Jitsu.


Like our Jiu-Jitsu for Kids Programme, our classes for teens are designed to meet the unique needs and developmental stages of adolescents. We understand the importance of instilling the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu virtues, laying a sturdy foundation for development. Beyond physical training, our Jiu-Jitsu classes for teens help progress those who would have begun at the kids stage.


We are proud to offer a space that balances challenge and security, allowing adolescents to discover their potential, build resilience, and acquire essential life skills. Our certified coaches are dedicated to advancing the Jiu-Jitsu journey for teens, focusing not only on techniques but also on instilling confidence that goes beyond the mats.


Get your kids and teens involved in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programmes today and kick start their journey to excellence!  Watch as your kids embrace the principles of Jiu-Jitsu for their age group, setting a good foundation for a lifetime of personal development, achievement, and a true champion’s mindset.

Our Gracie Barra Kids and Teens Programmes are typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:




JUNIORS & TEENS: Ages 10-15*

*Teens aged 15 years and above with the relevant experience, will be invited to integrate into the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Q: At what age can children start learning BJJ?

A: At Gracie Barra Neepsend, children can start learning BJJ as young as 3 years old. We have age-specific classes to cater to different developmental stages.

Q: How can BJJ benefit my child?

A: BJJ helps children develop physical fitness, discipline, self-confidence, and respect for others. It also teaches them practical self-defence skills.

Q: Is BJJ safe for kids?

A: Yes, our children's classes are designed with safety in mind. We use age-appropriate techniques and ensure a controlled environment to minimise the risk of injury.

Q: What should my child wear to their first BJJ class?

The only things we ask you to bring is a drink and open footwear that your child can slip on and off easily. We will lend them a uniform for session at no cost to you.

Q: How often should my child attend classes?

A: Consistency is key. We recommend bringing your child at least twice a week where possible to see progress and enable them to fully benefit from the training.

Q: Will BJJ teach my child how to handle bullies?

A: Yes, BJJ teaches children how to defend themselves and how to handle confrontations non-violently. It builds confidence and equips them with the skills to stand up to bullies.

Q: Are competitions mandatory for kids in BJJ?

A: No, competitions are not mandatory. While they can be a great way to build confidence and test skills, participation is entirely optional.

Q: How can I support my child’s BJJ journey?

A: Encouragement and support are key; attending classes and events with them, talking to them about what they’ve learned after class, and ensuring they practice regularly. However, while classes are being taught we ask parents to refrain from any interaction with the students so coaches have their full attention, helping us to nurture their understanding of independence and responsibility in a stimulating environment.

Red Quote Mark

There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu.
You either win or you learn.

Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr.

Gracie Barra Legacy Team

At Gracie Barra Neepsend, Sheffield you are part of an incredible extended family.  Here you join a team that will help you embrace your quest for self-discovery and develop skills to meet the challenges of life like a black belt.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids in Sheffield

Our team of instructors are certified in the teaching methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of experience is at your service, so you can rest assured that you and your family are in great hands at Gracie Barra Neepsend, Sheffield.

Martial Arts for Kids in Sheffield


Getting started at Gracie Barra is easy, our staff are here to help you every step of the way and make your Jiu-Jitsu journey with us as rewarding as possible.

T: 07742 696831


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