kids martial arts

Why Your Childs Martial Arts Training Should Start On The Ground.

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Starting your child’s martial arts training on the ground prepares them for worst case scenarios such as dealing with a bully or much larger aggressor. As soon as they are comfortable and capable to handle their safety in the worst case situations, they will have the confidence and awareness to avoid confrontational interactions before they begin.

Giving your child the tools they need to defend themselves without physically damaging an aggressor is the perfect solution to schoolyard bully incidents. Brazilian jiu jitsu, unlike taekwondo, will give your child a different option instead of punching and kicking their way out of a self defense situation. It will allow your child to safely and effectively shut down a bully without causing any harm or escalating the fight. It allows for the de-escalation by using jiu jitsu to (if needed) escape and get away, or hold an aggressor on the ground until help arrives.

Taekwondo or karate might teach your child how to throw a punch or a kick, but it cannot teach your child how to defend himself should striking cease to be effective or acceptable in the situation. If your child's only avenue of defense is to strike, the situation becomes escalated and more dangerous. Give your children the tools they need to be prepared to safely and effectively protect themselves while limiting the chance of damage or injury. Start their martial arts training from the ground up!

Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness now has Jiu Jitsu for kids 4-12 in Oak Creek & Pewaukee, WI. 


Now is the perfect time to get your child started today!

New Martial Arts Students Get BJJ Tournament Experience

Our kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program here at  Nova Gyms is about to get back into full swing this fall starting with the Combat Corner jiu jitsu tournament!

The in-house jiu-jitsu tournament that we hosted for our kids jiu jitsu team with team Neutral Grounds kids team was a huge success. The Nova coaches saw big improvements from the team, the kids have greatly improved their takedowns and their chokes are tighter than ever!


There were some great armbar finishes and our team showed impressive attention to detail with their technique! We are looking forward to continuing the positive momentum by taking our team of BJJ kids out to compete at Combat Corner on September 17th!

We believe we have the best kids jiu jitsu program in Milwaukee here at Nova Gyms Martial Arts & Fitness and Combat Corner grappling tournament is a great way to watch each competitor progress. This tournament is for children five years old and up and will be held in West Allis Central High School. The rules and divisions are outlined here. Feel free to ask one of our coaches if you have questions about registering your child! Pre-register before September 9th and get ten dollars registration fee ($80 after September 9.) Spectator fee is $10.00, so come out and support the team!

Check out our very own Cesar finishing a choke for the win at the last Combat Corner!

Our kids jiu jitsu program is evolving and growing into a strong team and we are proud to be working with such an amazing group of rising BJJ stars!