Youth

Brazilian

Jiu-Jitsu

Students develop strength, focus, discipline, & self-esteem while learning to defend themselves.

Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Students develop strength, focus, discipline, and self-esteem while learning to defend themselves.

WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a strategic, relatively nonviolent self-defense system. It utilizes leverage, locks, and holds that can neutralize a bigger, stronger opponent. Effective self-defense skills are taught while promoting confidence, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle for children ages 6-13 years (ages 14+ enroll in the adult program.)

WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a strategic, relatively nonviolent self-defense system. It utilizes leverage, locks, and holds that can neutralize a bigger, stronger opponent. Effective self-defense skills are taught while promoting confidence, discipline, and a healthy lifestyle for children ages 6-13 years (ages 14+ enroll in the adult program.)

Class Description

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu introduces basic submission, defense, take-down, restraint, and escape techniques.  Children will learn how to move and control their bodies, increase strength and fitness, and improve coordination and athleticism.  They will also learn when it is appropriate to use BJJ techniques, practice self-control and respect, and work as a cooperative team member.  These skills will not only improve their quality of life, but can enhance performance in other sports and activities.

A typical Youth Jiu-Jitsu class begins with a warm-up, followed by a technique demonstration/lesson. Then, students practice the technique with a partner. Students apply their skills during grappling and structured games.  We make exercise, hard work, and learning fun!

Expert Instructors

WI DSPS licensed youth instructors

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, purple belt

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, blue belt

Gino Jacob

Gino Jacob

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, purple belt

Expert Instructors

WI DSPS licensed youth instructors

Cody Linne

Cody Linne

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, purple belt

James Bennett

James Bennett

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, blue belt

Gino Jacob

Gino Jacob

Jiu-Jitsu Coach, purple belt

Take it to the next level. . .

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a green belt.  After showing progress, a “stripe” is earned.  After 4 stripes, the student knows they are ready to test for their next level belt.  Belts are earned, not given.  Each belt test has a specific set of moves and techniques that must be demonstrated.  The student will know what is on the test and will practice the necessary techniques in the weeks leading up to the test.

Take it to the next level. . .

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu keeps students excited about learning and progressing with a traditional belt system.  Students begin as a white belt and work their way towards a green belt.  After showing progress, a “stripe” is earned.  After 4 stripes, the student knows they are ready to test for their next level belt.  Belts are earned, not given.  Each belt test has a specific set of moves and techniques that must be demonstrated.  The student will know what is on the test and will practice the necessary techniques in the weeks leading up to the test.

A few words from our students. . .

"Every time I walk in the gym, I am inspired by the amount of time and effort everyone puts into achieving their dreams. I love the family atmosphere. Rothwell accepts me thick or thin LOL. I've lost so much weight during the last 4 years...have gained it back...lost some more....and nobody judges EVER."

 Lana, member since 2016

"The coaches are the best out there! My kids have learned so much from them. I've seen a huge boost in their confidence and abilities. The kids have developed a “never give up” attitude. Martial arts has kept their attention and has made them strive to be better all the time."

Lilly, mother of 3 youth students

"I was born with a heart condition that left me with only half a heart. Kickboxing and BJJ gave me the exercise my heart needed that lifting or working out on my own couldn’t do. Since taking up classes at Rothwell MMA, my cardiologist has been absolutely blown away with the health of my heart. Training here is literally saving my life.

Matt, member & now a Rothwell MMA Coach

"Rothwell MMA has been my home away from home. Every day I'm pushing. Grinding. Leaving puddles of myself on the mats. Every day is a challenge but I simply cannot wait to get in there and do work."

Mike, Kickboxing Blue Belt

“I am a 22-year police veteran and currently serve as a patrol commander for a police department. I have studied martial arts for more than 20 years. I started at Rothwell MMA with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have since added Kickboxing to my training regimen. BJJ and Kickboxing both help keep me in shape and are essential training tools for my job. My fellow gym members are friendly, and the instructors are awesome teachers.”

Dwight, member since 2014

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