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).

My 5 year old son got into Jiu Jitsu 1 year ago and we are so glad we picked Gracie Barra. Professor Guga and the team are so professional and caring towards the kids. My son picked up many skills, his balance improved immensely and his listening skills and concentration. If we didn’t leave Newcastle we would have continued. I can not recommend this place enough! We hope to see you all again someday and thank you!

Andrea N

The classes are very organised and well run. They are fun, safe, challenging and engaging. The teachers are passionate and skilled and great role models for kids of all ages. I’m so happy to have found this awesome club

Natalie A

My boys love doing jujitsu at Gracie barra Newcastle city . The instructors make them feel very welcome. I highly recommend them


Fantastic people, motivational, good teachers and son love it 

Ines A

I’ve been taking my kids there for the past month, and decided to take a trial lesson myself. It was a great experience and I’m really looking forward to joining the fundamentals class.

It’s a respectful, welcoming, and motivating environment for anyone that is interested in Jiujitsu.

David H

Why Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu?

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. Get your kids off the screens and into a worthwhile pass-time. This is not always an easy task, but bring your child in for a free trial and they will see how much fun it is and you will begin seeing the benefits of this activity straight away.

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 abilities such as balance and flexibility, 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 from a young age. 

Kids learn also get taught through stranger danger and bully exercises that their body is their own, that they can speak up and say when they don't like what someone is doing, that they are allowed to say no and stand up for their personal space. They learn the importance of etiquette in asking if their partner is happy to wrestle and in thanking them after they engage, and as a result, learn about consent and respectful relationships.

"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. 













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. Our instructors are vetted thoroughly and possess their working with children certificates and have undergone significant training. Many have additional support work qualifications.

Here at Gracie Barra Newcastle City we have a high ratio of Instructors to Students, ensuring your child's safety at all times. Our black belt Professor, Guga, regularly attends kids classes and takes a personal interest in the success of every student.