• Protecting our legacy

    TheY are our children... our lives... our future. Learn how we utilize a blend of social, mental and physical health to give our kids the tools and resources needed to grow in the body, the mind and the spirit.

  • Our kids program

    Giving them the skills and knowledge to Forge a new path in life

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    Beginning A New Journey

    Understanding core values

    To excel in any endeavor, an individual must possess a strong set of values and a solid character to give him or her the perseverance to achieve his or her goal set. The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program provides children ages 3-15 with an environment that gives them the experience and understanding of core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.


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      Adopting the Growth Mindset

      Gaining confidence & exploring new challenges

      The Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu Future Champions Program 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 Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

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      Milestones of Development

      Reaching new horizons

      Our Future Champions Program is subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

      • Little Champions I (3-6 years old),
      • Little Champions II (7-9 years old)
      • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old)
    • Meet our head Instructors and Coaches

      Professor Nick Manela - Black Belt and Head Instructor - GB Princeton

      Professor Wojtek Rakiewicz - Black Belt and Head Instructor - GB North Princeton

      Coach Mike Leonardi - Brown Belt, Instructor and Program DIrector

    • Our Kids classes

      The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program

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      Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Anti-Bullying and wrestling

      Teaching our Children how to manage aggressors and defend themselves

      1. Proper Distance Management and Break-Falls
      2. Escape from Wrist Grab
      3. Escape from Body Lock (bear hug)
      4. Escape from Mounted Position
      5. Take-downs and Ground Control
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        Sports Performance & strength training

        Developing core strength & coordination through fundamental body-weight exercises:

        1. Warm-up and Dynamic Stretching
        2. Squats, Lunges and Plyometric Drills
        3. Planks, Crawls and Static Drills
        4. Basic Movement and Agility Drills
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        Social Emotional Learning

        Teaching our kids how to form healthy relationships with themselves & others


        Self-Awareness: Confidence, Authenticity, Purpose

        Self-Management: Grit, Emotional Balance, Stress Management

        Social Awareness: Compassion, Empathy, Diversity

        Social Management: Listening, Communicating, Conflict Resolve

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        FREE Enrollment

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