6 and Under Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Black Sheep BJJ / Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu El Paso 6 and Under Jiu-Jitsu Classes


BJJ for little ones is designed to be enjoyable. The playful nature of the classes, combined with the satisfaction of learning new things, creates a positive environment that fosters a love for physical activity. By playing games, practicing following instruction, and working as a team, your little ones will gain valuable life skills they can bring home, and to class!

Emotional Regulation

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides a unique and effective platform for children to develop emotional regulation skills. The nature of BJJ training requires young practitioners to navigate a spectrum of different emotions, from excitement and eagerness to frustration and occasional setbacks. As they engage in the disciplined yet playful environment of a BJJ class, children learn to manage these emotions in a controlled and constructive manner. In turn, they will develop the skillset of self-regulating their emotions.

Black Sheep BJJ / Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu El Paso 6 and Under Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Fine Motor Skills

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for kids is a dynamic and engaging activity that contributes significantly to the development of fine motor skills. The intricate nature of BJJ techniques involves precise movements, such as gripping, controlling, and manipulating an opponent’s limbs. As children participate in safe and controlled drills, they will practice these techniques, and refine their fine motor skills, enhancing hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity, and overall control of small muscle movements.

Safe Environment

Preparing to defend oneself against an attacker sounds scary, but we promise to make sure that your child feels comfortable and safe throughout the entire process. We enforce a strict policy of acceptance, respect, and care for others that is incorporated into everything we do – whether it’s student-instructor interactions, warm-ups, sparring, or student friendships. From day one, we encourage students to express any questions and concerns they may have.

Black Sheep BJJ / Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu El Paso 6 and Under Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Teaches Self-Defense

As a parent, your first priority is keeping your child safe. That’s why we are so passionate about equipping kids with the invaluable self-defense skills that BJJ provides. While all forms of Jiu-Jitsu prepare students for real-life altercations and provide essential lessons on how to protect oneself, Jiu-Jitsu takes self-defense to another level.  Jiu-Jitsu is unique in its ability to mirror situations students could potentially face in the real world, due to its uniform of regular clothing and its utilization of faster-paced grappling.


BJJ helps to instill discipline in children. The structured environment of a BJJ class, with its clear rules and structure, provides a framework for young practitioners to cultivate discipline from an early age. As kids engage in the repetition of techniques, drills, and routines, they learn the importance of consistency and focused effort. Following the guidance of their instructors, respecting training partners, and adhering to the etiquette of the martial art all contribute to the development of discipline. The requirement to pay attention, follow instructions, and practice with dedication fosters a sense of responsibility and self-control.

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