“Junior’s Jiu Jitsu is great exercise for the kids- it gives them focus, discipline and respect. Juniors are not required to compete although those who do find success on the mat. For all of our Junior Jiu Jitsu students the self confidence and jiu jitsu capabilities they are instilled with make bulling on a physical level a thing of the past.”

-Cassio Werneck

The Junior Jiu Jitsu program at Werneck’s Jiu Jitsu is authentic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. All Junior classes are taught by Cassio’s Black Belt instructors. The class very closely follows what the adults are learning in their respective classes with exception to techniques not appropriate for the Junior’s age/ skill level. i.e. leg locks.

Juniors warm up, condition and do mat drills just like the adults. Sets and repititons are geared for the Juniors age as the techniques they are doing are dirived from what the adults are working on that week. This keeps the students learning curve high with kids constantly being challenged with new techniques – leaving endless possibilities of outcomes during grappling sessions.

Our Juniors are never bored or just sitting around left out with nothing to do. They are learning balance, gaining strength, controlling their emotions and finding new ways to use their body to protect themselves.