kids jiu jitsu

The Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville provides a place for children in our community to play, learn, and spend time in a positive environment.

We at Gracie Barra Knoxville have been working together with the Boys and Girls Club to improve children's lives. We go once a week and work with children of all ages, teaching them the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Barra lifestyle.

We feel that self-respect, discipline, and fun are all important parts of growing up. Working with the children at The Boys and Girls Club has proven to us that Jiu-Jitsu can help develop important life skills in a fun and positive environment.

We have seen the children gain confidence, start dreaming about their future, and increase their positivity. Through the support of our Gracie Barra students and friends we have been able to provide the kids with gis to train in, and we will soon be getting them mats to roll around on.