KIDS MARTIAL ARTS
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
FOCUS ON MULTIPLE MARTIAL ARTS
While some programs only teach one martial art to your child like kids karate or kids tae kwon do, our program teaches your child two! Jiu-jitsu is the main thing your child will learn and that will show your child what it's like to work on the ground. This makes it easier and more realistic to subdue and deescalate opponents. For kickboxing, this gives your child more balance and coordination on their feet. Your child will learn how to punch and kick different targets with great power and speed. Your child gets kids jiu-jitsu/ kids grappling each Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5pm and Kickboxing on Saturdays at 9am. We found this schedule to be the best for parents.
NO ANNUAL CONTRACT OR FEES
If you're a parent, your wallet will rejoice. We don't do any annual contracts because we find them unethical. Instead, our program in month-to-month and our payments are recurring via a credit card. Our payments are every 30 days instead of at the beginning or end of every month. No initiation fee or cancelation fee. Our monthly membership is $80. Thats it. This way if your child's schedule changes, it's no problem at all. Just email us to request a cancellation, and we'll get it done.
PATIENT AND FRIENDLY INSTRUCTORS
One thing about our instructors is that they are patient and work well with kids. We also develop lesson formats so that they can best work with your child. They focus classes around your child's attention span and group training with the other children.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?No experience necessary. Just like learning a language, you'll do best when thrown into a situation right away. We will pair you with someone more experienced so you can learn from a higher belt and this gives our higher belt the opportunity to coach- a very Montessori approach to jiu jitsu. You won't be required to spar, but you're welcome to it and we will again pair you with an advanced member to ensure no one gets injured.
WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?We have two types of jiu-jitsu classes: those with a uniform (gi), and those without (no-gi). We do both. Our noon and evening jiu-jitsu classes are taught in the gi. If you don't own one, we have loaner gis for you to borrow. Tuesday evenings are both gi/no-gi and Saturday mornings are no-gi. This is our typical class structure: | 15 minutes of warm-ups | 15 minutes of drilling technique 1 | 15 minutes of drilling technique 2 | 15 minutes of "line drills" where you practice a position against eachother. | 20 minutes of 5 minute sparring rounds
WHAT'S THE VIBE?Very chill. We are a no-ego gym. If you have uniforms of a different color or with patches from different gyms, we don't care. Just get in here to train.
WHEN ARE CLASSES?We have morning, noon, early evening and late evening jiu-jitsu classes. See our schedule!
ARE CLASSES SPORT OR SELF-DEFENSE ORIENTED?While we primarily focus on the sport aspect of jiu-jitsu, what you learn in class is very applicable to real life situations. Here's a full article we've written to help you better understand our philosophy of street and sport jiu-jitsu.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?We don't allow walk ins so you'll need to book a spot prior to entering. You can book here: https://www.chicagoschoolofgrappling.com/schedule
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
BJJ BLUE BELT
Mac is homegrown! He originally started with us and had zero knowledge of jiu-jitsu. Through years of dedication and persistence, he was able to obtain his blue belt. Mac is perfect for kids jiu-jitsu. He is very patient, knowledgeable, and fun.
BJJ BLUE BELT
Derick is a fantastic instructor! He started martial arts at a young age and has a gift for working with kids. He is very patient and great at explaining each step in the process.
BJJ BLUE BELT
Rolando is a natural when it comes to working with kids. As a father, he loves teaching his daughter and that passion spreads to kids in the kickboxing program.