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Factors to choose the right Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gym for your child this winter

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Choosing the right Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) gym in the winter for your child involves careful consideration. At Urbana Academy we recommend the following factors:



  1. Assess the gym's reputation and reviews to ensure a positive and safe environment: look for camps with experienced instructors who specialize in teaching kids.

  2. Consider the gym's curriculum: the best ones strike a balance between technical skill development and enjoyable activities.

  3. Check age-appropriate training: to cater to your child's skill level and ensure proper progression.

  4. Facility and accommodation, especially during winter: Ensure the camp provides suitable arrangements for staying warm and comfortable, both on and off the mats.

  5. Evaluate the gym's values and philosophy: A good BJJ gym not only teaches techniques, but also focuses on character development, teamwork, and building confidence.

  6. Review the gym's safety measures: including medical assistance availability and emergency protocols.

  7. Check suitable student-to-instructor ratio: to provide adequate supervision.

  8. Choose good location: making it easier for you and your child to participate.

By considering these factors, you can select a BJJ gym that not only enhances your child's martial arts skills but also provides a positive and enriching overall experience.


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  1. We suggest parents to invest in proper training gear, including rash guards and insulated leggings, to keep your child safe and warm during sessions.

  2. We encourage the parents to provide a healthy nutrition to boost the immune system of their children, as winter often brings illnesses.

  3. We ensure kids stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support their energy levels and overall well-being.

  4. We teach kids the importance of warm-up exercises, especially when they come from the outside in colder temperatures. This helps prevent injuries and prepares their body for the BJJ training.

  5. We emphasize the relevance of stretching to improve flexibility, which is crucial in grappling sports.

  6. We instruct your child on proper hygiene practices to avoid illness, such as washing hands regularly and cleaning training gear promptly.

  7. We emphasize the significance of consistency in training. Consistent attendance helps maintain skills and progress despite the challenges of winter.

  8. We encourage a positive mindset, focusing on the rewards of perseverance and hard work in martial arts.

  9. We emphasize the importance of listening to your children's bodies. If they feel unwell or overly fatigued, it's important for us to let us so they can take a break.

Winter training can be challenging, but this is what contributes to the overall development and practice of BJJ to make it enjoyable in the long run. At Urbana Academy, we follow these essential tips, and we suggest parents to support the same, so together we can help our children not only survive but thrive in BJJ training.


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Phone: 301-529-6289
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