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1000 Golf Course Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, United States Toddlers Self Defense Classes, Now Offering In-Person Classes

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“I can’t believe the difference.” Our amazing Toddlers Self Defense Classes is now offering in-person classes here in Spring Branch & Westchase at Gracie Barra Westchase! Boosts your child’s focus, respect, confidence, and social skills… while they have FUN.

“Jiu-Jitsu is the gentle art. It’s the art where a small person is going to prove to you that no matter how strong you are, no matter how mad you are, that you’re going to have to accept defeat. That’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.”

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Martial Arts School in in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

1000 Golf Course Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, United States




As part of our commitment to each student's excellence, the Gracie Barra Rio Rancho provides everything you need for success inside and outside the school.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes Build Self-Confidence & Self-Defense

BJJ is an ideal form of self-defense since most attacks on women end up on the ground; Jiu-Jitsu is one of the very few forms of self-defense that deals with the most neglected form of combat, ground fighting. Also most martial arts rely on speed, strength or the element of surprise to be effective. What is not put into the equation is the fact that women are usually attacked by surprise without  given the opportunity to strike at the right moment. So what do you do when you find yourself on the ground with a person 100 pounds heavier than you on top of you? Certainty not punching and kicking.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enables practitioners to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need to use excessive force in a real-life self-defense situation. BJJ is a martial art that uses grappling techniques and ideal for diffusing an aggressive situation. Nobody has to get hurt with Jiu-Jitsu, the idea of “tapping out” during training allows the students to keep their training realistic, yet safe.

Kids are ranked in a belt system and within these belts they will earn degrees. The belt system allows your child to set long-term goals (becoming a black belt) and short-term goals, such as being able to execute a new technique they learned in class, or achieving their next degree or belt. These skills will help you child learn commitment and perseverance which are life-long skills important for every child to learn and understand to succeed in their goals.

Kids learn motor movement at a very early age. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu challenges the entire body, developing coordination, balance, agility and poise. These traits are often neglected and not fully developed in team sports. By starting children in Jiu-Jitsu they learn how to fall properly, and how to initiate movement patterns that are inherent to life and any sport they might choose down the road. We also begin basic fitness and calisthenics that will give them a leg-up on their peers who do not engage in fitness activities at an early age.

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We offer everything from Jiu-Jitsu classes for children and adults to Jiu-Jitsu inspired fitness classes, including self-defense classes for both men and women. Choose from a variety of Gracie Barra Programs, including:


We believe in changing lives through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our school has just about every feature you could ask for in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School. We offer a wide range off programs, private training, and many other benefits and features. Whether you plan to loose weight, tone up, or train for competition, our school offers a wide range of plans to suit all budgets.

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