Teens Jiu Jitsu (Ages 13-16)
The step from childhood to adulthood is a particularly trying time, and we have come to recognize that teenagers especially need a space to experience that sense of collaboration and being a part of something greater than themselves. Starting in September we are splitting our kids class and beginning a dedicated teens jiu jitsu program.
One of the greatest aspects of training at Renzo Gracie Academy Portland is the incredible community each member becomes a part of as soon as they set foot on the mats. This teens program will be especially situated to take advantage of both the kids and adults communities here. Many of our long time kids are “graduating” and founding this team. The instructors are drawn from both the kids and adults staff, and our hope is that many of the new teen students will grow into the adult classes.
This teens program will follow the same curriculum as our adult classes, just with a tone appropriate for this age group.
Classes will be taught in the gi, though if there is interest special attention and additional classes will be added to support no gi grappling and particularly to support kids involved in the wrestling programs at their respective schools.
Our instructors are of world class caliber and constantly prove their abilities both as patient, knowledgeable instructors and successful competitors themselves.
Whether you are looking for a new sport, self defense, a compliment to your school wrestling, or just to have an awesome time, we are sure you can find a home here.
Contact us here to schedule your first class.