• 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

    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.


      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.

      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

      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

        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

        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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