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7 Reasons We Believe Our Kids Martial Arts and Self Defense Program is the Best in Tampa!


1. Our Kids Self Defense is based off of our Tampa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program, but designed specifically for Children between the ages of 4-12. Your Child will be taught some of the best techniques that really work. We teach Real Self Defense Skills and Awareness. The world is full of scary people that have the worst intentions. Our students learn to protect themselves in real life threatening situations.

2. World Class Instruction: Our students are trained under the Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Teachers in the Tampa Bay area. Our instructors take great pride in teaching the kids in our Self Defense and Bully Prevention Program techniques that are practical and really work.

3. Bully Proof Your Kid: A lot of the kids that have joined our Kids Martial Arts and Self Defense Program have come to us because they have been bullied at school. We take this very†seriously because we know first hand that this is a big problem here in Tampa and other Hillsborough County schools. Our goal is to have our students gain the confidence, through†Martial Arts, to stand up for themselves. Although our students learn to use physical force, we teach them to use it as a last resort. We prefer and teach our students to avoid confrontation and to think smarter than the bully. Although we know how to fight, we prefer peace.

4. Best form of  High Energy for Kids: Our Kids Martial Arts and Self Defense Program is great for Kids that have extra energy. A lot of these Kids have a hard time concentrating at school, not because they are stupid, but because they usually don’t have a positive attitude.

5. Physical Fitness: Our Kids Program is designed to increase overall strength, speed, stamina and agility in children. Our students also develop great balance, coordination and timing. They get a great workout that builds lean muscle, strong core, and accelerates weight loss. Starting out, this may be tough for some kids, but we never push them too hard and let them progress at their own pace.

6. Competition: Checkmat BJJ Tampa West we have a Youth Competition Team. We will periodically compete in local Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events like NAGA, Copa America and the MMAC. This is a great way for our students to test thier abilities and collect trophies and medals. Competing is not required. This is optional for every student and they will not be frowned upon for not competing.

7. Leadership Skills: Our goal is to help Kids succeed in Life! Martial Arts will teach your child how to set goals and take responsibility for their own actions. Helping your child develop as a leader and not as a follower.

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*This class is held separately from our Teens and Adults with an emphasis on Safety.

Checkmat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Proud to Provide our Kids Martial Arts and Self Defense to all Hillsborough and Pinellas County Communities Including: Tampa, Westchase, Oldsmar,†Dunedin, Clearwater, Countryside, Tarpon, Tarpon Springs,Safety Harbor, Odessa, St.Petersburg, Belle Aire, Palm Harbor, Largo, Port Richey, New Port Richey and surrounding Tampa Bay†areas.