Children's Martial Arts Training in Newcastle City

Help your children develop confidence, skills and fitness to serve them a lifetime.

What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them the perseverance to achieve his or her goals. The Gracie Barra Kids Program was created to provide children ages 3-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra 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 GB 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.

Our Kids Program is subdivided into three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

  • GB Kids I (4 - 6 years old),
  • GB Kids II (7-10 Years Old),
  • GB Juniors & Teens (11-15 years old).

Why Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu?

Get your kids off the screens and into a worthwhile pass time. We know for some of you this will be no simple task. If you do, we can promise you that the 2-3 hours a week they spend at our school will benefit them in many ways.

Today’s children are faced with many challenges in life from bullying to an unhealthy lifestyle. Jiu-Jitsu classes can be a way for parents to expose their children to an invaluable education (both physical and mental) that sets the basis for their personal growth.

The art of Jiu-Jitsu teaches so many life lessons to children. Focus, discipline and kids fitness are just a few. We strongly believe that with the GB Kids program kids can:

- Improve social skills and enhance self-confidence

- Learn a better understanding of goal-setting and achieving

- Increase focus, energy and concentration

- Learn the Gracie Barra Self-Defence System

- Learn the fastest growing Martial Art

- Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness and flexibility levels

- Learn how to respect, interact and bond with their training partners

- Learn how to win and lose in a safe environment

- Learn how to stop bullying since the start

- Train in over 800 schools worldwide

- And most importantly, they will learn how to fight, so they never have to fight


All GB Schools are supervised by a Gracie Barra certified instructor, who supports students and helps each one achieve their full potential through challenging training programs. Each class is customised to offer maximum benefit for our students. 

Our Kids Martial Arts Program was carefully designed gathering the experience of more than 20 Gracie Barra black belt instructors teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for kids. It is built to teach kids effective self-defence techniques, improve their physical qualities, stimulate bonding with other kids, and develop their character by applying the lessons they learn on the mats on their daily lives. Our program builds self-confidence, discipline, respect and teaches how to stop bullying since young. 

"There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Carlos Gracie Jr.

Active Kids 

We are registered providers with Service NSW for our students to use Active Kids NSW Vouchers. These can be redeemed for fees or uniforms and are just another thing making Jiu-Jitsu more accessible to kids.