Experience the Best Kids BJJ Program in LEEDS!

Empower Your Child With BJJ

Our expert instructors teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun and safe environment, helping kids build physical and mental strength for a successful future. 

Experience the Best Kids BJJ Program in LEEDS!

Empower Your Child With BJJ

Our expert instructors in teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a fun and safe environment, helping kids build physical and mental strength for a successful future. 

Anti-Bullying Jiu Jitsu Program

Many kids today struggle with low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and bullying.

Bullies often target kids who appear vulnerable, leading to a vicious cycle of negative experiences and lower self-esteem.

GBRL offers a safe and supportive environment where children can learn self-defense and build confidence.

Our expert instructors teach effective BJJ techniques, empowering children with physical and mental strength.

What is kids BJJ?

BJJ is a grappling martial art emphasising technique and leverage to control and submit an opponent.

BJJ is an excellent activity for kids because it promotes physical skills like strength, flexibility, endurance and mental skills like discipline, problem-solving, and self-confidence.

Why Choose BJJ over
Other Kid's Activities?


Brazillian Jiu Jitsu teaches kids practical self-defense skills for real-life situations, boosting their confidence and sense of security.


BJJ promotes personal responsibility and ownership of one’s progress, helping kids develop accountability and a growth mindset.

Core Values

We focus on values like respect and discipline, which are woven into every class, helping develop character and integrity.


Why Choose Our Kids BJJ Program?

At GBRL, we believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a transformative sport for kids.

Our program is designed to help children develop physical and mental strength, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment that can carry over into all areas of life.

Here are some reasons why our Kids BJJ Program stands out:

Step 1
Building Strong

Our interactive games and warm-ups help develop your child's proprioception and gross motor skills while introducing them to the exciting world of BJJ.
Step 2
Confidence, Teamwork, and Creativity:

We promote confidence and teamwork by encouraging interactions with their peers, while building thier creativity through engaging exercises.
Step 3
Leadership, Public Speaking and Problem Solving:

Little Champions are encouraged to demonstrate leadership skills by leading warm-ups, speaking in front of the class, or assisting newer members.
Step 4
Physical and
Mental Strength:

We build their athleticism and mental toughness by intensifying their training over time, resulting in improved performance and resilience.
Step 5
Healthy Competitiveness and a Never Give up Attitude:

Our guidance fosters resilience and competitiveness by overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and promoting sportsmanship through healthy competition.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an excellent activity for kids, offering a multitude of benefits.

Our GBK curriculum is designed to help children build confidence, resilience, physical strength, and problem-solving skills.

We invite you to listen to a brief podcast featuring one of our Little Champions, who shares what they love about Jiu Jitsu.

North Leeds Jitz Kids

The best way to have your questions about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu answered is to get in touch with the team at the academy you are interested in.

They can schedule an initial call at a convenient time for you to address any concerns you may have.

Additionally, you can also check out the FAQs on their website, blog, and Youtube channel, as they have likely answered many common questions there.

As a parent, it’s essential to ensure that any new activity is right for your family, and the team at the academy would be more than happy to help you make an informed decision.

Our Tiny Champions class is the perfect starting point for children aged 3-4 years old who are interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

This class is specifically designed to introduce young children to the fundamentals of the sport while keeping the focus on having fun.

We invite you to schedule a free trial class to see if your Tiny Champion enjoys being on the mat and participating in our program.

It’s essential to us that your child feels comfortable and engaged, so we encourage you to come in and see what we have to offer.

At our academy, we strive to create an environment that welcomes and accommodates the whole family.

We offer a range of amenities designed to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

This includes convenient, free parking, a baby change station, free water, bean-to-cup coffee, and healthy snacks.

Additionally, we offer free guest WiFi, so you can stay connected while you’re here.

We even have a toddler play area to keep your little ones entertained. We value your feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have to help us improve our facilities.

We hope to see you and your family soon!

Yes, at our academy, the safety of all our members is our top priority.

To ensure this, all our instructors and coaches are annually certified through Gracie Barra, which includes DBS checks and Sports First Aid training.

Additionally, we are a member school of UKBJJA and are covered by public liability insurance.

We take great care to ensure that all our staff members are fully qualified and checked to provide a safe and secure environment for our members.

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding our safety policies, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

At Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds our instructors have over 35 years of experience in martial arts.

As part of the Gracie Barra family each instructor must complete an annual Instructor Certification process which includes enhanced DBS and Sports First Aid. 

We also love Jiu Jitsu and pride ourselves on providing the best training, facilities and instruction you’ll find in our city!

No.  We specialise in Brazilain Jiu Jitsu. 

No.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a modern martial art by comparison and therefore has developed techniques and fused disciplines to ensure its effectiveness for self-defense.

We won’t teach you anything that doesn’t work.

You’ll put all of the things you’ve learned into practice in each and every class.

Is BJJ Like Traditional Martial Arts?