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, started our youth program in 2010 and has continued to adjust and refine it over time as our program grew from 6 students in the beginning to over 100 today. Jen holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and has over 20 years of experience working with child athletes. The program director for our youth program, Kenny Savercool, is a BJJ Brown Belt and avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. In addition to his BJJ experience, as a former High School English teacher, Kenny brings to our program a wealth of knowledge and experience instructing children.
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 Kidsadjust
Mini 25/50 Program
The mini’s program is specifically tailored for pre-schoolers and kindergartners. 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 in 1st-4th grades. It is intended to be a FUN introduction to the following arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling & Capoeira. 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 in 5th-7th grade, 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' Capoeira 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.
We are excited to announce our brand new Teens BJJ program, started in March 2019, and designed specifically with our Teenage students in mind (8th -12 grades) and coached by NCAA All-American David Terao! The classes take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45-5pm. The curriculum for this class is closely linked to our Adult Fundamental II curriculum, which teen students are welcome to attend as a complementary class since we only offer Teens BJJ two days per week at the moment. If your teenager is interested in getting started, please email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art which combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music with fighting. Its practice is easily recognizable by the flexibility, grace, and fluidity of movement of the performers. Instructors will incorporate basic tumbling and calisthenics with the instruments and music leading the rhythm and pace of the fight. This class brings to our younger students the opportunity to participate in a martial art which allows them to jump, dance, and play - bringing out the creative side in your budding martial artist.
It is popularly believed that the roots of Capoeira come from the enslaved African communities in Brazil, who created it as a form of dancing that was designed to camouflage it’s true intent…self-defense. As such, in addition to the dance and acrobatic skills, self-defense techniques taught will include strikes, kicks and takedowns.