Kids Martial Arts Classes in Ottawa!

Improve your child’s focus, respect, confidence, and social skills.. while they have FUN! 

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Why Ottawa Jiu Jitsu?

At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu we have an enriched Kids martial arts program. We teach leadership, discipline, focus, and respect all through the use of fun, interactive, games and exercises. Our passionate instructors here at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu teach goal setting, work ethic, and other skills needed to succeed in life. 

The learning environment created within our community at Ottawa Jiu Jitsu creates a sense of belonging, self-worth, and self-belief that will change your child’s life.


Kids just want to have fun and we understand that. We integrate skill building with a variety of activities and games to keep our kids engaged. Our classes are designed to keep children focused on learning, respect and discipline while still creating a safe space that encourages laughter, making mistakes and creating friendships.
We don’t have many rules here, but they are continuously enforced. This encourages our kids to learn and develop strong healthy boundaries that are very essential to them. Within a few who weeks of our Ottawa Kids Martial Arts Classes you will notice a positive change.

Prepare You Child For Success In Life

One of the main advantages of signing up your kids for Martial Arts Classes in Ottawa is the incredible traits they will develop. With the guidance of our instructors and positive social interactions with their classmates they will develop traits such as respect, focus and goal setting.
Kids who train martial arts tend to have a focus at school, are better equipped to deal with negative infludence and are more respectful to their friends and family.

Much More Than Kicking & Punching

Martial arts are a tool we use to help kids become leaders in our community. When joining our program, not only will your child gain the skills necessary to keep themselves safe but we will also equip them with the tools to know when to take action or when to diffuse a situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do i need to bring my first lesson?
Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sports in and a water bottle to keep hydrated. You will find that are classes are quite the workout and lots of fun!
Are parents allowed to stay/watch during class?
We love getting parents involved! And so do their kids. We encourage parents to watch their kids martial arts lessons or even better… join into some of our martial art classes for adults. This will help you build a strong family bond as you see your child grow in confidence as they progress in belt ranks. You will also be able to meet the parents of the other children in the program!

If you do need some ”me-time”, that is fine too! Simply drop them off and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return because they had so much fun!

My child is addicted to video games, will this be suitable?

This is probably the BEST kids activity for children who sit a lot! 

Getting them active, without them realising they are learning, is our skill.  Kicking and punching pads is such a great stress relief, that kids blossom in all areas – because of their martial arts training. Many Ottawa parents find that once their kids start martial arts classes, they see a happier, more social child develop right before their eyes.  You’ll be glad they started classes!

PLUS…. Most kids LOVE being ninja!

MY child has adhd, will martial arts help?

Yes! One of the great things about martial arts classes, is that it’s an individual sport, done in a group environment.  We find all our students improve in their focus, self control, discipline and social skills.  But the best part is…. They don’t even realise that is what our highly trained Kids Martial Arts Instructors are actually doing.  They just think they are having fun!

The best way to find out for yourself, is to take advantage of our limited time offer.  You’ll find our team so helpful and dedicated to helping your child become the best version of themselves. Book in now!  You will be glad you did!

I don't want my child getting into fights. Won't martial arts make them want to fight?
No. Martial arts has its roots in self defense, but we teach children that violence is not the answer to their problems. At Ottawa Jiu Jitsu, part of our curriculum is teaching when to use their new self defense training and when NOT to use them.

We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

Will martial arts benefit my child?
Absolutely! Regardless of your child’s coordination/ body awareness/ strength/ size/ etc., they CAN and WILL excel at jiu-jitsu with enough effort and consistency. Training jiu-jitsu is an interactive, engaging, and FUN activity where your little one (or big one! We have kids ranging from age 4 to age 15) will improve their balance, reflexes, flexibility, and coordination. In addition to the physical benefits, practicing American Jiu-Jitsu and its embodiment of traditional martial arts principles will gently endow upon them discipline, resiliency, patience, work ethic, and, most importantly, will boost their self-esteem. Our kids curriculum, written by the young man who teaches the classes, places extra emphasis on rewards for effort and engagement – and never utilizes negative points or punishments. 

Please feel free to write to us at if you have any specific questions or concerns.

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What Our Students Are Saying 


”First, I would like to say that anyone that joins their team won’t be disappointed.

I met Brandon about 2.5 years ago. He was very good and fun to roll with. One day he brought this woman with him, her name was Emera and from day one I liked her. I finally had a female training partner who was as motivated as I am. They started a great woman’s class. Emera became a good friend and an amazing training partner.l consider her to be a very talented grappler, a very good competitor and an amazing woman who supports other women. She is definitely someone you want in your circle and as a training partner. 

Brandon is a great teacher. He brought new stuff to our gym. He is very creative and always supportive with answering questions and he is funny too! Brandon is very motivated and definitely passionate about what he is doing. 

If you decide to join their team, do it, you will not regret your decision.”

Annie B.

”I haven’t been training that long in the grand scheme of things but I plan to continue training until I can’t anymore. Jiujitsu now has a big place in my heart.

Training with this club and team is the best. If you miss a session Coach will check in to make sure everything is on track for obtaining your goals. You’re held accountable. What’s great about Brandon’s coaching too is he follows a systematic approach in delivering skills. Each week you practice and refine a skill reviewing it for the whole week. With jiujitsu moves are very technical and it’s great to spend lots of time in each move. 

I’m really glad to be training under these coaches. I’m excited to see keep training and getting better under their guidance!”

Lindsay W.

I met Brandon & Emera a couple of years ago, and I was immediately struck by their enthusiasm, dedication, and humility. They took a program that was searching for a path forward and turned it into a community that is more of a family than just people going to train somewhere. And train you will. The method of teaching is low key, progressive, and will find you gasping for air as you improve, no matter your level. I first walked into a dojo in 1969, I have black belts in TKD & Aikido, and I have two stripes on my white belt in BJJ, so my experience has a long memory. You won’t be disappointed by choosing Ottawa Jiujitsu. Come train!
Chuck M.

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