Children's Martial Arts training in Ballina

Help your children develop confidence, skills and fitness to serve them a lifetime.

The study and practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu not only gives your child lifelong skills of self defence, but also a developed sense of body awareness, inner confidence, discipline, and a greater understanding of performing under pressure.


The Classes at Gracie Barra Ballina Provide a great structure for learning. Combining Fitness, attention, skill based drills and live sparring in a fun environment. We provide Experienced Instructors to help guide your children learn essential life skills. Although Brazilian Jiu Jitsu appears to be an individual activity on the surface, it actually requires great team co-operation and trust within the class and also when your children are working with thier team mates!


With the world full of instant gratification, practicing Jiu Jitsu with Gracie Barra Ballina provides a vehicle of long term goal setting and helps your child develop grit and the persuit of learning, not an end goal of victory.

  • Little Champions I (3-6 years old),
  • Little Champions II (7-9 Years Old),
  • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old).


Benefits of Joining our Children Martial Arts Program

  • Improve children’s social skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them
  • Learn the GB Self-Defense System
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Train in over 30 different locations in Australia and over 800 worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

The first time you come to our school you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your children have enough time to prepare for practice. The class will start on time and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. One of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.

"There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Carlos Gracie Jr.