Summer Kids Jiu-jitsu

Summer Kids Jiu-jitsu

What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ)

BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using holds and submissions to defeat them. BJJ can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as “rolling” and live drilling plays a major role in training. BJJ is also used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.

“The growth from jiu-jitsu is far beyond the physical, the true value of jiu-jitsu is mental. When you’re on the mats, you leave the outside world behind. No electronics or thoughts outside of jiu-jitsu—you are 100% focused and present, learning skills that will help you succeed both on and off the mats. We learn how to be humble and calm, we learn how to be composed and strong under pressure” Andre Dobrochinski, Instructor/Owner Werdum Nantucket. 

BJJ Summer Classes at Strong Wings

We are proud to share our space with Werdum Nantucket to offer kids BJJ classes this summer! Weekly classes will run from Monday 6/17 to Friday 8/29. Each week is designed as a stand-alone unit but enrolling or two weeks or more at a time is a great option. All classes take place in the traditional jiu-jitsu gi. Gis are purchased at the time of enrollment and will be ready for your child on their first day.

Junior BJJ (ages 5 to 7) 10am to 12pm

Students will learn the fundamental self-defense and movement concepts of BJJ. These classes are designed to be active, playful, and fun!

Youth BJJ (ages 8 to 12) 1pm to 4pm

Beyond an introduction to BJJ concepts and movements, students will build their understanding, confidence and skill and have opportunities to practice techniques in sparing situations. This is an active class, balanced with plenty of games and fun.


“We fight with each other, but we fight for each other. Our own growth is strengthened and reflected through the growth of our partners. We want everybody to get better, not only for their jiu-jitsu but for their life outside of jiu-jitsu.”