Affordable, fun and friendly kids BJJ in Bristol takes place every Sunday at Artemis BJJ, from 10:30-11:00. We run our kids Brazilian jiu jitsu classes at our central Bristol location, just off the Lawrence Hill roundabout (see our Locations page for a map and further directions).
We look forward to helping your kids start their BJJ journey!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BJJ?
BJJ is a grappling style that grew out of judo. It emphasises training on the ground (there are no strikes), meaning it is considerably safer that many other styles.
What happens in class?
The class starts with a light warm-up and several fun, simple games to help get little kids familiar with the movements of BJJ. Safety is paramount, so children will be paired by size. Class ends with light stretching, before lining up and shaking hands to finish.
At every session, there will be at least two adults present, usually three.
What should my child/children wear?
Eventually, you will need a gi, which consists of a jacket and trousers (typically cotton, but others materials are becoming more common, such as hemp), designed to cope with the strain of being twisted and yanked. It also comes with a belt, to tie the jacket closed. A budget but good quality BJJ gi can be bought for £50-£60, such as the Tatami Nova (see Can’s review here) or adidas Response (review for that here). There is also the cheaper option of a basic judogi for £20 or less, which is perfectly adequate for BJJ training.
However, if your children don’t have a gi yet (you can always buy a gi later, once you’ve decided you want your child to stick with BJJ) it is ok to start with some loose trousers and a t-shirt, or a t-shirt and shorts. Make sure that there aren’t any zips or pockets, as those could either scratch training partners, or catch fingers and toes. Similarly, don’t wear jewellery and tie back long hair.
How much does it cost?
The first class is completely free! After that, our standard rate is an affordable £15 a month.