Kids BJJ


 Why is Jiu-Jitsu Good for Kids?

1. Jiu-Jitsu can help your child with CONFIDENCE! - Jiu-Jitsu focuses on individual achievement, where all kids are included, no one is "benched" or forced to "sit out" like traditional competitive sports.

2. Jiu-Jitsu helps kids with GOALS - Kids learn to work hard and try their best to achieve their next belt or belt stripe, at NSBJJ our belt grading is based on individual achievement and behavior in and out of the Academy. We also follow guidelines for minimum requirements set by the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation).

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3. Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids practical and proven SELF-DEFENSE! - Jiu-Jitsu or "Gentle Way" is a traditional Self-Defense art with origins dating all the way back to Japan where it was used in hand to hand combat by the Samurai! How cool is that? We teach kids how to use leverage and technique to control an attacker or Bully, without needing to hurt another child (Bully) however, kids are taught to use excessive force only if threatened with real physical harm.

4. At NSBJJ we teach kids BULLY DEFENSE! - We believe giving kids the confidence to stand up verbally (what we call verbal Jiu-Jitsu) can usually deter a possible bullying situation. Using self-confidence, direct eye contact and a firm voice first and foremost usually lets the Bully know your kid isn't going to accept being bullied! However there will be situations where a Bully may physically attack your child, and don't worry! They will be ready to defend themselves when this does happen!

5. FITNESS! - We do lots of age appropriate fun games with the kids, and lots of exercise! Jiu-Jitsu is a very physical Martial Art, so we make sure kids learn proper movements and body control using Jiu-Jitsu specific warm ups and exercises.

6. FRIENDS! - We pride ourselves at NSBJJ in having a friendly and welcoming environment. We reward and praise kids for helping out each other and helping out the younger and newer kids. There is no competition allowed with one another because we are all one team and here to make each other better!

7. FUN! - Lets face it Mom and Dad, if your kid isn't having fun, they aren't going to want to come to Jiu-Jitsu. Although it can't all be fun and games and they will need to focus and learn the moves, we do it in a fun way, with no pressure. We understand kids do not all learn the same, and we know how to let kids work at their own pace, but always making sure they are trying their best! We also have fun game nights, movie nights and the ever popular "Parents Night Out" where we entertain your kids so you can relax, or have a night out on the town! Also ask us about our AWESOME SUMMER CAMPS!


North Shore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was established in 2005, we are the first Jiu-Jitsu Academy located North of Boston!

Professor Danny Morera has studied and taught Martial Arts for over 25 years! Professor Danny originally taught Karate to kids and ran Summer Camps for kids, then started his Jiu-Jitsu career in 1997 with Professor Roberto Maia of Boston Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Danny and Angela Morera run each kids class personally and our own family participates!


We welcome you to come by with the kidos, meet us or Get More Information Now! but hurry classes are almost filled!