Big Kids Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Humaita Wentzville – Skill, Strength, and Spirit for Ages 8+

Our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes

A Step Forward in Martial Arts for Growing Children

At Gracie Humaita Wentzville, our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program is designed to engage children aged 8 and above in a more advanced stage of martial arts training. This program is a significant step up from the basics taught in the “little kids” class, focusing on refining techniques and building a deeper understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). During these years, children are often ready to embrace more challenging aspects of BJJ, and our classes are tailored to stimulate both their physical and mental growth.

In our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu classes, we emphasize the importance of discipline, focus, and perseverance. Our experienced instructors create a dynamic learning environment that combines physical training with strategic thinking and problem-solving. We understand that children in this age group are developing rapidly in terms of cognitive and physical abilities, and our curriculum is carefully crafted to align with their growing capabilities.

Advancing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – The Next Level of Training

As children progress from our Little Kids program or join as beginners, they experience a curriculum that is both challenging and rewarding. The Big Kids Jiu Jitsu classes at Gracie Humaita Wentzville are about more than just self-defense; they are about mastering the art of BJJ. We introduce students to advanced techniques, helping them build a robust skill set that includes effective grappling moves, defensive strategies, and competition preparation as they prepare to later move up to the men’s and women’s adult classes.

Our training goes beyond the physical aspects of Jiu Jitsu. We aim to instill a sense of respect for the art, an understanding of its history and values, and the importance of sportsmanship. Whether training for fitness, self-defense, or competitions, our students learn to approach each session with determination and a positive mindset.


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Specialized Training for Ages 8+

Developing Advanced Skills and Techniques

For children in the 8+ age group, our program focuses on developing their technical proficiency in Jiu Jitsu. At this stage, children are capable of understanding complex movements and strategies. Our instructors are skilled at breaking down advanced techniques into understandable segments, ensuring that each child can grasp and apply them effectively. This approach not only enhances their physical abilities but also their analytical skills, as they learn to think critically about each move and its application.

We also emphasize physical conditioning and agility, essential for the effective practice of Jiu Jitsu. Our classes include exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, which are crucial for children as they grow. This physical training also has benefits beyond the mat, contributing to their overall health and well-being.

Emphasis on Discipline, Strategy, and Athleticism

Discipline and strategic thinking are at the core of our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program. We teach our students the value of disciplined practice, the importance of setting goals, and the strategies needed to achieve them. This focus on discipline extends to their life outside of Jiu Jitsu, helping them in academic and other extracurricular activities.

Our classes also encourage students to think strategically. They learn to anticipate their opponent’s moves, plan their own strategies, and adapt to different competitive scenarios. This kind of strategic thinking is a valuable skill that benefits them in various aspects of life.

Building Confidence and Leadership Skills

In our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program, we see remarkable growth in our students’ confidence and leadership abilities. As they progress, tackle new challenges, and achieve higher ranks, they develop a sense of accomplishment and self-assurance. We encourage our students to support and guide each other, fostering leadership skills that translate into other areas of their lives. This confidence and leadership development is crucial in shaping well-rounded, responsible individuals.

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The Gracie Humaita Wentzville Advantage for Big Kids

Trained by Experienced and Passionate Instructors

At Gracie Humaita Wentzville, our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program is led by expert instructors Phil Lampe and Stephen Carlisle. Phil, a Black Belt and Head Instructor, brings a decade of Jiu Jitsu experience and a passion for teaching students of all backgrounds. Stephen, a seasoned Brown Belt, adds depth with his expertise in both Gi and No Gi grappling. Together, they provide an enriching learning environment that focuses on skill development, technique, and personal growth, inspiring our young students to excel in Jiu Jitsu.

A Supportive and Challenging Training Space

  • Designed for the needs of Big Kids Jiu Jitsu students.
  • Ample mat space in a clean, well-maintained environment.
  • Ideal for rigorous training and personal growth.
  • Conducive to focused learning and high-energy activities.

Fostering a Community of Respect and Excellence

  • More than a class, it’s a community emphasizing respect and excellence.
  • Encourages student support, learning from one another, and friendship building.
  • Integral to the philosophy of Gracie Humaita Wentzville.
  • Creates an environment for students to thrive and excel.

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Enrolling in Big Kids Jiu Jitsu

Getting started in our Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program is easy and welcoming. Families are invited to visit our facility, meet our instructors, and observe a class to understand the value we provide. We offer flexible enrollment options throughout the year, making it convenient for families to get their children started in their Jiu Jitsu journey.


Be Part of Our Gracie Humaita Family

By joining the Big Kids Jiu Jitsu program, your child becomes part of a larger family dedicated to their success in Jiu Jitsu and in life. We welcome you to Gracie Humaita Wentzville and look forward to supporting your child’s journey in becoming a skilled, confident, and respectful martial artist.