JIUJITSU FOR KIDS
All our youth programs fill up fast so scheduling ahead is highly recommended. Getting started is easy. Your child's trial class is always free. Contact us for details and scheduling.
Our youth programs are all age-specific and built upon decades of collective family experience; Jacob Cho, co-founder and owner of Cho’s Academy, and his father, Grandmaster Hee Il Cho. Both are lifetime martial artists.
We’re committed to providing our youth students with the tools and abilities to defend themselves, thrive and succeed through childhood development, and to grow into strong, happy and conscientious young men and women.
Youth jiu jitsu
Our Youth Jiu Jitsu Program offers a healthy balance of character development, physical education and skills training. The bar is set high as we believe in cultivating confidence and maximizing individual potential. Self-defense is a core component but we believe in and always encourage a non-violent resolution to conflict when possible.
There are always two instructors for each class: Jason Bukich, 2nd Degree Jiujitsu Black Belt, Jacob Cho, Jiujitsu Purple Belt and Erik Van Der Lee, Jiujitsu Purple Belt.
Children have fun, but at the same time are challenged to work hard, persevere and ultimately achieve goals. Self-respect and self-confidence come from the truth of consistent earnest efforts, and the skills that are acquired as a result of those efforts.
Our classes offer a structured, positive and healthy environment that help kids get a strong start on life. Children begin to develop habits everyday. Let us help yours to develop the right ones.
-Be roughly 10-12 yrs old (no TKD belt requirement at this age)*
-TKD Green Belt for kids younger than the above listed age minimum
*Age exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We do offer other programs for younger children.
WHAT IS JIU JITSU
Jiu Jitsu (Jujutsu) literally translates as the gentle art and focuses largely on grappling and ground fighting (wrestling). Jiu Jitsu utilizes leverage and technique to control position and apply submissions. It's modern day roots can be traced back to early Judo from Japan. The art was significantly transformed in Brazil, and somewhat redefined by the Gracie family in the early 1900s. Jiu Jitsu is an effective and practical method of self-defense.
Our Youth Jiu Jitsu curriculum also includes Bully Defense and some rudimentary striking. Character development is a core component of our system. Contact us to learn more.
INTEGRITY -- we consistently reinforce the necessity and value of recognizing and honoring what is right
RESPECT -- all of what we do is done with respect; self-respect, respect for others and respect for nature
SELF-DISCIPLINE -- we teach children to manage their conduct and make wise choices
SELF-CONFIDENCE -- we use challenge and positive reinforcement to build self-confidence
FOCUS & CONCENTRATION -- we use drills to develop focus, concentration levels and listening skills
MODESTY -- we provide an environment that encourages actions rather than words
GOOD MANNERS -- we emphasize the importance of understanding and using good behavior
HARD WORK & DETERMINATION -- we teach children the high value of hard work and to be committed
PERSEVERANCE & NON-QUITTING SPIRIT -- we reinforce never giving up when it is for the highest good
RESPONSIBILITY -- we hold children responsible for their actions and teach to learn from mistakes
GOAL-SETTING -- we use several methods to develop and reinforce the practice of setting goals
LEADERSHIP SKILLS -- we develop leaders by giving them leadership roles and mentoring this process
FITNESS -- we communicate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and respecting the body
ACADEMICS -- the aforementioned will collectively cultivate higher academic success
SELF-DEFENSE -- we teach practical self-defense and enforce repetition so the skills are ingrained
PHYSICAL BENEFITS -- increased strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, speed, endurance, motor-skill function, body awareness, breath control, weight management & overall physical fitness
A COMPETITIVE OUTLET -- The marital arts offer many organized competition types for almost all ages and skill levels (beginner to Olympians)
COMPLEMENTARY TO SPORTS -- The martial arts will complement and enhance performance of all other sports
Trial classes are scheduled for Mondays and are by appointment only.