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HORIZON ACADEMY BJJ - Junior 7-11 year old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Junior Jiu Jitsu


Our Juniors programme recognises that children in this age bracket are able to grasp more complex manoeuvres and techniques, but also still like to learn through play. They will continue to battle the instructors like the younger age group but will be challenged to do more of the techniques by themselves, they will also start to practise techniques with each other so they learn teamwork and sharing tips and tricks they have picked up with their partners

Our classes incorporate advanced games which are designed to be fun while also helping students gain a better understanding of positional control.

The Juniors start to learn specific BJJ techniques in class too and have plenty of opportunity to practice with a partner.


A portion of each class is dedicated to developing competition skills. While we encourage kids to try competitions it’s not compulsory the competitive side is simply a really good way to test out that the techniques can be used against someone who is trying to stop you in a safe and controlled environment.


12 + 3 =

  • Comfortable sports wear.
  • Drink to stay hydrated.
  • If you have one, Kimono or Gi - a traditional martial arts uniform consisting of trousers and a jacket. If you are looking to enter competitions then your gi must be either white, blue or black. (NB: You won’t need to bring a Gi for your free taster week, just comfortable sportswear).

As BJJ is a complete martial art it will cover how to deal with strikes and grabs and involves a lot of grappling, due to this physical nature of training it is essential that good hygiene is practised for your comfort and for everyone else you train with.

Please ensure:

  • Fingers and toenails are short to avoid injury to yourself and/or your training partners.
  • You do not wear outdoor footwear on the mats as it is unhygienic and can cause damage.
  • You don’t wear jewellery, watches etc, during training to avoid the risk of injury to yourself, training partners and property damage.
  • Your sports wear including your kimono/gi are clean and fresh smelling.
  • That any cuts are properly and appropriately covered.

Finally, we advise that you don’t train when you are sick or injured. Having a cold/flu or a sprain is annoying and no matter how eager you are to train, it will do more harm in the long run and you will likely pass on your bugs to your training partners. It is always best to give your body the time it needs to recover.