Coach Joe shows the little ones how to tie their belt

The Academy Kids Program at Yamasaki Academy of Woodbridge is a specially designed program for children aged 4 to 8 years old. These 45 minute classes will incorporate techniques from Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling. The priority here will be more on learning discipline, respect, listening and paying attention in a fun and engaging environment than technical details We use a variety of drills and games that teach the children techniques from some of the most respected Martial Arts/Combat Sports in the world. Uniforms, with belt levels, will be used as a part of this program. Yamasaki Academy of Woodbridge uses the IBJJF Children’s Monthly System for belt graduations. In this case, a child attending classes 3 times/week could be given a new promotion every month with a maximum belt color of Yellow/Black at age 9 years old. At that point we can advance them to the Yamasaki Youth program(s) of their choice which is more focused on technical details and competition training.

We understand that young children’s attention spans are very different from adults and older kids, therefore memberships for the Academy Kids Program are done in 1, 3 or 6 month increments. At the end of the term, you can renew for the same or different membership with the Academy. Membership costs will vary depending on the length and number of classes taken.

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