Why do men and women choose Hillsborough Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Physical Conditioning:
Unlike many other types of workouts or fitness programs, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu includes all three aspects of physical conditioning:

Muscular Development tones and builds muscle strength while improving your appearance.

Cardiovascular Conditioning strengthens your heart and lungs while increasing your daily energy level and burning calories.

Flexibility reduces the chance of injury and keeps you feeling young and agile.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a devastating fighting and grappling art developed by the Gracie Family of Brazil. While it contains many stand-up throws, take downs and self-defense techniques that can finish a fight, it is most famous for its extremely effective ground fighting techniques. This Martial Art was developed to allow the smaller person to defeat the larger person through the application of leverage and submission holds such as joint locks and chokes. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a versatile Martial Art. Its varied applications include a realistic self-defense system, a complete sport, a proven fighting style and a fun and healthy recreational activity. Because its versatility, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular Martial Arts in the world today.


Submission Grappling


Submission Grappling is one of the main components of Mixed Martial Arts and encompasses the ground fighting aspects of the sport. Grappling is easily the largest of the MMA sports combined in consideration of participants. It combines the powerful throws of Olympic Judo competitors, the stealth-like takedowns of Greco-Roman/Freestyle Wrestlers, the slick Leg Lock attacks of Russian Sambo specialists, and the Snake-like submission skills of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter.



Kids Program


imageFast-paced, fun-filled classes are approximately 50 minutes long. The key is the emphasis on advancement and growth based on each child’s individual pace. Classes become more challenging as each child demonstrates the readiness to accept more complex skills. Children will begin to grasp the concept of self discipline as they achieve goals. When he/she tackles more difficult goals, the self-confidence grows and serves as a strong foundation in all aspects of life, including academics, sports, arts and socially as well.

Your child will have fun while learning developmental skills, all within a safe, healthy and exciting environment. Our program works unlike any other children’s activity simply because it has the perfect blend of fun and learning.
Increases Attention Span
Builds Confidence
Increases Hand-Eye Coordination and Motor Skills
Develops Sharing and Social Skill
Decreases Parent Separation Anxiety

Your child’s classes will be lead by a trained instructors. Each instructor is carefully selected have experience working with children in sports.

We begin with self-discipline, or what we like to call a non-quitting spirit.

Self-discipline itself is not enough; we also teach our Kids the art of self-defense, an important life skill. Kids today face more bullies and negative peer pressure than ever before, so it is essential they have the skills necessary to distinguish between good and bad, right or wrong.

This is why at Hillsborough Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, we teach a realistic, streetwise self-defense system that combines the most effective Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission grappling techniques, so Kids learn to defend themselves in virtually any situation, whether they are standing up or end up on the ground. They also learn conflict resolution and when they should and shouldn’t use their newfound skills.

Studies have shown that…

Kids who learn self-defense become more assertive and less aggressive.
Kids who know how to defend themselves typically don’t have to since they carry themselves in a more confident manner.

Television, Soft drinks, Video Games, and Fast Food
These are just a few of the challenges Kids face today. Combine these with a decrease in school physical education classes; it’s easy to see why weight problems and obesity among Kids have more than doubled in our country in the last twenty years.

At Hillsborough BJJ, we help Kids develop a healthy mind and body, so they have the energy and fitness to face life’s challenges, and succeed.

If this sounds like serious stuff don’t worry! Our Kid’s classes are taught in a safe, fun and exciting environment, where students are not compared to each other, but rather progress at their own pace. The competition is from oneself to oneself.

It’s easy! Have your son or daughter try a private introductory lesson with one of our instructors. Afterwards, you’ll have a consultation to discuss goals, scheduling and our programs.