25/50 Kids Program
50/50 Black Belt Creed
“As a dedicated student of the martial arts, I will live by the 7 Principles of the Fifty/50 Black Belt: Honesty, Modesty, Integrity, Stoicism, Respect, Perseverance, & Teamwork.”
At Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we are committed to providing the highest level of martial arts instruction for your child in an enjoyable and supportive environment. Integral to this effort is our desire to imbue the true values of martial arts into our students. For this reason, our youth students are expected to memorize and recite our Black Belt Creed at the beginning of every practice.
Jen Hall, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and accomplished international competitor, is the program director for the children’s program. Jen holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and has over 20 years of experience working with child athletes. The head instructor for our children’s program, Maia Matalon, besides having over 4 years of experience teaching BJJ to young children, is also a highly accomplished competitor. Maia was a California HS Wrestling State Champion in 2007, and is a 2x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion (at Blue Belt & Brown Belt).
Under the guidance of our instructors, some of whom are nationally or internationally accomplished competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Kickboxing, your child will learn more than martial arts. He or she will learn balance, coordination, and fine-tune their motor skills in ways that will help them in any athletic discipline they may choose later in life. But that’s not all! Through the auspices of martial arts training, our instructors work diligently to reinforce the important life skills of confidence, discipline, dedication, hard work, teamwork, and respect. These learned work habits and skills are expected to transfer to success in the classroom and beyond.
A free week trial is offered to any prospective student. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to give your child an experience that will serve him/her for the rest of their lives!
Breaking Muscle interviews Fifty/50 Children’s Program Director Jen (Flannery) Hall in a 2 part series:
Breaking Muscle: Introducing Your Kids to Athletic Activity
Breaking Muscle: How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids
Mini 25/50 Program
The mini’s program is specifically tailored for children ages 3-6. This class is intended to be an introduction to martial arts while building the coordination, control, strength, and discipline necessary for children to engage in all types of physical activities/sports.
In this class, the focus will be on gross motor skill development and the fundamental movements of the grappling arts. This class will allow the children to learn and progress in a group environment that on top of the physical benefits, will also teach them how to take turns and follow instructions among other necessary life skills.
Junior 25/50 Program
The Junior 25/50’s Program is divided into two classes that are tailored for children ages 6-9 years old. It is intended to be a FUN introduction to the following arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling & Kickboxing. This program is designed to teach the basic body mechanics and awareness that a child will need to participate in any athletic pursuit they choose, as they grow older.
This class consists of a “warm-up” period during which the children will be taught how to do basic body movements with an emphasis on control and coordination. This will be followed by technical instruction in one of the 4 major disciplines, and closes each day with full sparring (grappling classes only) or a game.
Beginner & Advanced 25/50 Program
In the 25/50 Kids Program, designed for children age 10-14, your child will be introduced to the 3 major grappling disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, & Judo as well as have the option to participate in our kids' Kickboxing class. Each of these sports offers a unique benefit, as well as a fresh challenge for your child to overcome.
The Beginner & Advanced 25/50 classes’ primary focus is on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and consists of a basic warm-up, technical instruction, an opportunity for each student to practice their skills against a resisting opponent, and is wrapped up most days with a game. Competitive sporting outlets are available for those who wish to participate and further develop both their physical and mental skills.