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The Guardian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for children ages 6 to 15.

We welcome kids of all skill levels, from experienced Jiu-Jitsu students, to complete beginners.

How do kids benefit when they train Jiu-Jitsu?

  • Kids who train Jiu-Jitsu develop physical attributes, including balance, coordination and motor skills.

  • Kids who train Jiu-Jitsu learn effective self defense techniques.

  • Kids who train Jiu-Jitsu develop confidence, discipline, and other positive character traits.



You have many choices when it comes to selecting a martial arts gym. Here's why you should consider Guardian:

First -- at Guardian Jiu-Jitsu, we believe that training martial arts can help students succeed not only in the martial arts, but also “off the mat” in others areas of life.

Our unique character development curriculum includes 16 specific virtues. These lessons gives your child insight that they can apply in martial arts, but also at school and at home.

This environment helps bring out the best in our coaches, students and parent community. Plus, the positive team atmosphere helps make training more FUN!

Second -- we are the ONLY gym in the greater Holland area offering our unique mix of programs: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for kids and adults, kickboxing, and women's martial arts.

Our experienced coaching team, led by Kevin Irwin, collectively has 60+ years of BJJ & kickboxing experience. Plus, our Jiu-Jitsu program is affiliated under Misho Ceko, a Chicago-based Ralph Gracie black belt who has been training for 20+ years.

You can be confident that each class you attend will be led by a passionate, experienced, and friendly coach.

Third -- in June 2019, we opened our "dream facility", outfitted with premium 2" Zebra-brand MMA mats, and enough space to accommodate all of our recent growth.

Our 3,700 square foot facility is conveniently located in Holland Town Center, behind Nelis' Dutch Village. You'll enjoy plenty of easy parking and amenities, plus training on premium mats which are very forgiving for grapplers!

Come try out the classes at Guardian Jiu-Jitsu. You will be joining a fun community that helps your child unleash personal growth!



"Can my child try out the class for free?"

YES! To sign up for a free trial class at Guardian Jiu-Jitsu, just fill out our online form.

Click here to sign up for a free class.

"How old does my child need to be to start Jiu-Jitsu?"

Age 6 is typically the age we recommend to begin Jiu-Jitsu classes. If a child is particularly motivated, age 6 may be appropriate (it depends on the child).

"Does my child need a uniform to try out the class?"

Your child is free to try out the class wearing normal gym clothes. For long term training, a Jiu-Jitsu gi is required.