Kids BJJ and Martial Arts

Kids BJJ

The Terrinha Draculino Team  Kids' Program was created to provide children ages 5-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation, and respect.  We currently run three kid's programs (4-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds, and 12-15 year olds). 

As a self-defense method and as a contact sport, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real-life champion.

The outcome of continued childhood practice of TDT BJJ goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carry over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

The skills your child will learn in our specially designed classes will aid them in developing social skills, building self-confidence, and esteem, teaching them respect, patience, and concentration which will aid them in academic achievements.

It has been proven that children who know how to defend themselves usually don't have to because they carry themselves in a more confident manner, and confidence alone is a deterrent to bullies and outsiders.

The skills your child will learn in our school will help them to become more aware of their surroundings and avoid potentially dangerous situations, wherever they may occur.

In addition to teaching, our instructors serve as positive role models and will aid your child's growth and development towards a positive attitude for life.

BJJ Fundamentals

BJJ FundamentalsThe Terrinha Draculino Team BJJ Fundamentals program offers students an introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, its history, its core principles, and strategies.  This program is perfect for novices and new students to learn the essentials of the BJJ system, its self-defense and competition components are interwoven in this program.  For more experienced students and practitioners, the basics and fundamentals are like the foundation of a house, with a strong foundation, one can build higher and higher. If one looks at many of the top competitors in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, one would find that they are mostly winning using fundamental techniques that are taught to white belts.  This all the more reason why the fundamentals classes are beneficial to more experienced students and advanced belts as well. 

The Fundamentals Program teaches basic principles of effective fighting and self-defense. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.

"The fundamentals curriculum is the evolution of a beginner Jiu-Jitsu curriculum designed to facilitate the delivery of the instructor and the absorption and retention by the student."    - Prof. Ricardo Almeida

Benefits of the Fundamentals Program:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Improve focus, energy, and concentration
  • Increase strength, flexibility, and stamina
  • Learn the BJJ Self-Defense System
  • Join the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization with over 100 associated schools in the U.S.
  • Increase self-confidence

Advanced BJJ

Advanced BJJWhile the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on higher-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students' own personal "style" or expression of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  While the student in the Fundamental Program learns the big movements and becomes proficient in them, they are ready to enter the Advanced Program.  The Advanced Program expands on the Fundamentals program by instructing students not only on higher level techniques but also the strategies and tactics that are essential to applying them for competition or self-defense.  Students continue to improve through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.  Students also can begin training without the Gi (uniform).

Students in the Advanced Program continue to improve themselves, make conscious and healthy choices in their training and eating habits, and moreover, they continue to deepen the bonds and relationship with their training partners on and off the mat. 

Benefits of Joining our Advanced Program

  • Develop "your" style or game by fine-tuning your training to techniques that suit your attributes
  • Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques
  • Continue making gains in overall fitness
  • Incorporate techniques and moves from other styles beyond Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Continue in self-defense training
  • Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • If desired, participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions

Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Womens BJJ ClassesIt is no secret the men and women are built differently and have different attributes.  The Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program is a program that is exclusively for women.  This class is designed for the female student. In this program, the moves and techniques that are in the regular Gracie Barra curriculum are streamlined and tailored to meet the female student's needs. Replacing moves and techniques that rely on strength and higher levels of power, the Women's Program incorporates moves that require precision, leverage, and off-balancing. 

This program also has an element of Women's Self-Defense built into it.  Escaping locks or holds, creating space between you and an opponent, being able to get back to one's feet are emphasized as well. 

The benefits of the Women's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program:

  • A higher level of confidence as you lose weight and gain muscle
  • Increased cardio and conditioning while learning self-defense
  • Increased awareness and attention to detail
  • The moves and techniques are tailored for you, that emphasize your attributes
  • The choice to enter BJJ competitions
  • The developing of relationships with your Gracie Barra family