Kids & Youth Jiu-Jitsu Program
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 virtue.
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How Is Guardian Jiu-Jitsu Different?
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 insights that they can apply in martial arts, but also at school and at home.
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.
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"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.
"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.
Reach Your Potential...
...On And Off The Mat!
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 character development curriculum includes 16 specific virtues. These lessons gives your child insights that they can apply in martial arts, but also at school and at home.
As of February 2020, we are updating our curriculum to be based on the "Education in Virtue" program created by the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist (Ann Arbor, Michigan).
We're very excited to integrate aspects of this program into our kids classes. A focus on cultivating virtue helps bring out the best in our coaches, students and parent community. Plus, a positive team atmosphere helps make training more FUN!
Guardian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Program: 16 Virtues
Virtue (noun): A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself or herself.
"The team at Guardian has become like family to me. They are open minded and respectful human beings. You can feel the passion in the air for this martial art, and they make it fun and exciting for all to experience. This is something that can be a lifelong journey. If you are looking for something fun, challenging, and rewarding to experience in life, I would highly recommend coming and checking out the Guardian Jiu-Jitsu academy!"