Summer Camps In Brentwood

Join Us This Year For The 2018 Gracie Summer Camps!

The idea behind our Summer Camps is to provide all participants, children, teens and adults, with comprehensive training curriculum that involves the fundamentals of realistic street self-defense. The camps are extremely beginner friendly. There's absolutely no previous martial arts or athletic ability necessary to join. 

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

To those interested in starting their training in martial arts, these camps are the perfect opportunity. Most first timers end up joining the year-round programs after completing the camps. We maintain a ratio of about 10-12 students per instructor, which maximizes individual attention and subsequently, everyone's learning experience.  

This is also a great opportunity to those who are only available to train during the Summer, such as children and teens who might be in town visiting relatives, or are busy year round with other activities, and adults who cannot commit to the training for more than eight weeks due to their busy work schedule. 

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

Our Goals

  • Safely introduce new students to martial arts and the Gracie System of self-defense.
  • Polish and expand the skills of students with previous experience.
  • Improve motor and social skills as well as listening & obedience skills for children.
  • Empower participants (children) to be assertive, confident and socially prepare them for the new school year.

Our Instructors

Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts and staff

Our Curriculum

Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds and hundreds of techniques, only a few dozen are considered critical to achieve victory in most street fights. These techniques are the core of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a self-defense system. We broke these techniques down and teach them in both, the Kids and Adult Camps.

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The techniques we teach are within the phases below, which is Jiu-Jitsu's strategic approach to combat: 

  • Closing the distance and clinching
  • Takedown
  • Establish a safe and dominant position
  • Finish the fight

Among the techniques the participants learn are: 

  • Managing the distance on an attacker who's trying to hit you
  • Takedowns and counters
  • Positional control strategies
  • Escapes and reversals from the bottom
  • Submission techniques (chokeholds and joint locks)
  • Safety Strategies

2018 Kids Summer Camp

Typically, many parents enroll their children in martial arts for its incredible cross-training benefits that it gets carried onto other sports. Attributes such as mental toughness, hard work, focus, dedication, effort as well as strength development, explosiveness, coordination, balance are just some of results continued training can bring.

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

Although nothing compares to a longer-term commitment as far as results go, our 30-hour Kids Camps (10 sessions of three hours each) have surely helped all previous participants leave better athletes and students than when they came in. 

In these classes, we also teach first-time students how to learn, how to listen and how to apply the techniques learned with training partners who are moderately resisting and counter-acting with their own moves. This training method is a great confidence booster as they practice under realistic conditions, much like I’d take place on the street, with exception of punches and kicks.

This is done in a very controlled setting, supervised by two Black Belt instructors and a few assistant instructors.

Ages

8 to 13-year-olds

Class Schedule 

  • June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
  • July 3, 5, 10, 12

Classes take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Class Format

Warm up (40 minutes): 30 minutes of plyometric exercises to help participants develop/improve strength, coordination, balance, and heightened fitness levels. Many partner based warm-up drills are also included here. The warm-up phase of the day is concluded by a 10-minute stretching session.

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Technical Drills (60 minutes): Participants observe the instructors and practice the techniques shown on partners of equal size. Depending on the difficulty level of the techniques, we divide the rounds into 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes, giving every participant equal amount of times to cooperatively drill on one another. In addition to the techniques mentioned above, we also teach the children escapes from common attacks seen in schoolyard fight such as headlocks, bear hugs, etc.

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

P.S.: Moderate to full resistance training will occur to qualified participants only. Every year we have a blast. Like in all other year-round programs, we run a disciplined and well-structured class when it's time to learn, but we are super friendly and charismatic in the process. We incorporate fun games in every session, making it for a great learning experience for the participants.

Snack Break (30 minutes): During this time, participants take a break to snack, relax and play games. 

Muay Thai Drills (30 minutes): In this phase of the class, participants move on to the Muay Thai training area to learn in more detail about stance and basic punching and kicking combinations. The goal here isn't to prepare them to strike an attacker as self-defense, instead, to show them what to expect from an aggressor/bully out there. And also for fun! After all, what child doesn't like to punch and kick?

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

Despite teaching them the proper way to do so, we make sure the participants understand very clearly that exchanging strikes with someone, bigger or not than them isn't a very reliable self-defense strategy.

If they can't diffuse a situation with words, they must rely on the four phases adopted by the Gracies to efficiently defend themselves and win a fight (closing the distance and clinching, takedown, establish a dominant position and submit the attacker). 

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Live Training (15 minutes): This last phase of the training is designed to those students with experience only. Here they practice their moves on each other with full resistance from both parties. Undoubtedly, one of the most fun aspects of Jiu-Jitsu training.

Bullying and the Gracie Rules of Engagement

Throughout the camp we talk constantly about bullying and what steps to take to prevent and address it should they ever become a victim. We seat down and listen to their stories and offer advice. We allow the students to interact and talk about it, exchange information and comments amongst themselves.

We make sure they know exactly what to do, verbally and physically should a situation get out of hand. For more on bullying and the Rules of Engagement, please click here to visit the Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program page. (http://crosleygracie.com/classes/Kids-Martial-Arts-)

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

$329.00 REGISTRATION INCLUDES 

Early bird rate of $299 expires on 04/12/18

  • Access to all 30 hours of training
  • A pair of MMA gloves
  • Gracie Summer Camp tee
  • Certificate of Completion (must attend all sessions)
  • Belt Stripe for current students (must attend all sessions) 

Attire

Comfortable work out clothing (shorts and camp t-shirt/CGJJA rash guards or tees).

Notes For Parents 

  • Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the beginning of the classes
  • No pants are allowed
  • All participants must wear camp shirts (included with enrollment)
  • Make sure participant (s) wears flip-flops for easy entry/exit of training areas
  • For snacks, we recommend fruits such as oranges, grapes, bananas, berries as they are light, healthy and easy to digest.

2018 Adult Co-Ed Camps

This camp is designed for first time martial arts students looking to get in shape and learn realistic street self-defense techniques, and those with previous experience looking to expand and sharpen their skills. Space is limited (30 spots). 

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Ages

14 & up   

Class Schedule 

June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

July 3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26, 31

August 2, 7, 9

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15 - 8:45 PM 

Class Format

The lessons are divided into three sections:

Warm up (20 minutes): Designed to improve participants coordination, balance, flexibility and overall conditioning.

Technique Drilling (50 minutes): 3, 4 or 5-minute rounds of repetitions based on topic covered that given day.

Live session (15 minutes): For students with previous experience. Students spar (full resistance training) with partners of similar technical level (optional).

Kids Martial Arts Brentwood

$329.00 REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Early bird rate of $299 expires on 04/12/18

  • 24 hours of instructional training
  • Unlimited access to open mat sessions (see class schedule)
  • Gracie Summer Camp tee
  • Certificate of Completion (must attend all lessons)
  • Belt Stripe for current students (must attend all lessons)

Attire

Comfortable work out clothing (shorts and camp t-shirt/CGJJA rash guards or tees).

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Got questions? Please call us at (925) 634-6958 or e-mail us here.


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