Affordable, fun and friendly kids BJJ in Bristol takes place every Sunday at Artemis BJJ, from 10:30-11:00 and 11:00-11:45. 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).
Classes are for 4 to 10 year olds, followed by a teen class for 11 to 15 year olds. Tracey heads the instructor team and is the Child Protection Officer for Artemis BJJ. If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can also call on 07740 197 319 (though email is preferable: WhatsApp is also an option).
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 than many other styles of martial arts. Jiu jitsu classes help children with their co-ordination, fitness and confidence.
What happens in class?
The class starts with a light warm-up and some fun movements. A jiu jitsu technique is then taught and the children get to practice it on the instructor or each other. Following this, there are a few games and the class ends with stretches. We then line up, bow and shake hands to finish.
At every session, there will be at least two instructors present, usually three.
What should my child wear?
Loose trousers/shorts and a t-shirt are fine. Make sure there aren’t any zips or pockets, as those could either scratch training partners, or catch fingers and toes. Also, avoid wearing jewellery, tie back long hair and keep toenails and fingernails short.
If your child wishes to stick with BJJ, then they will need a gi, which consists of a jacket and trousers. You can get a good quality kids one for about £30, but please ask an instructor before you buy one, so they can make sure it is a correct one for BJJ training.
How much does it cost?
The first class is completely free! After that, our standard rate is an affordable £20 a month.