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HORIZON ACADEMY BJJ - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Teenagers

Teen Jiu Jitsu


The Teen BJJ programme (including Teen Self Defence), for ages 12-16, is suitable both for complete beginners and those who have moved up from our children’s classes.

Members of our Teens classes tell us that studying BJJ helped build their self-confidence and made them feel more comfortable in their own skin. It also made them feel more able to handle difficult situations verbal or physical at school and when out with their friends.

Our Teen classes begin with a warm-up which is designed to improve your fitness and flexibility to prevent injury.

After the warm up, the coach runs through some techniques and the group then works in pairs to practice what they’ve been shown. The class focuses on self-defence and includes competition practice.

There is also the opportunity to ‘free-roll’ in a more competitive setting to improve your skills and test techniques with a partner.


As with all our classes, students are encouraged to compete in local and national competitions to improve their skills. Representing your club gives you the opportunity to test your skills against others of your own age and build from other clubs around the country.


11 + 11 =

  • 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.