Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Children

Mpire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the Mansfield area’s best and most renowned Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for children academy.  Head Coach Shane Mills has over 10 years experience teaching children BJJ. Mpire BJJ has a very impressive list of students and former students who have won British titles.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for children is the single best martial art there is to practice.  Here are some of the reason why:

Self Confidence

Many martial arts claim that your child will benefit from self confidence but they never really explain how or why. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is very different from your traditional Martial Arts because you actually use what you learn everyday against someone trying to stop you. You will not see a child screaming and breaking boards but rather engaging in a real life combat situation. Trying to wrestle their way into a dominate position or escape an uncomfortable or compromising position. You see, when a child breaks a board or does a flashy move with no real resistance it gives them a false sense of confidence that does not really carry over into the real world and can actually be dangerous when the child realizes that what they learned can not really help them in a real situation. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gives a child REAL confidence and a realistic way to defend themselves without ever having to punch or kick another child.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will provide a fun and demanding cardiovascular workout for your child and they will LOVE doing it. The hardest part about keeping kid’s fit these days is getting them off of the computer or away from the video games. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the perfect outlet to get your child excited and looking forward to doing a fun fitness related activity. Make New Friends – The Academy is a place where your child will make lifetime friends and learn to respect everyone in a group. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something that most people start and continue doing for the rest of their life. You will see your child grow and learn with friends that they met in Jiu-Jitsu class and kept for a lifetime. Provide your child with tangible goals – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will offer your child many fun and exciting incentives and give them the ability to earn belts and stripes. This environment of goal setting will teach your child how to set a goal and see the reward for doing the steps necessary for achieving that award )goal). This will carry over into many other areas of life such as academic and career related goals.

Self Defense

Finally they will learn REAL self defense. They will not learn flashy choreographed dances or board breaking moves… they will learn how to REALLY PROTECT themselves from bullies. It’s a fact that bullying is on the rise and the child that is least able to defend themselves or with the lowest self esteem is usually the victim. Do not let this happen to your child, give them the gift of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everything learnt in class can be practically applied in any typical schoolyard fight or bullying incident.

Atmosphere in the Academy

We have a very friendly atmosphere.  We want, and have managed to achieve, a family atmosphere.  We regularly have some of the children join in adults classes with parents, parent stay and watch children train and get involved.  Everything is really relaxed and there is a real buzz about the place.  Jiu Jitsu does provide discipline and structure for children however we don’t believe this needs to be done in a pressurised environment.t  It is important for us that children feel comfortable and have fun, this is how they learn best.  Drop by the academy and see for yourselves, there is no better environment of your children to learn in.