At Mark Turner BJJ academy our focus is to instill confidence, discipline, physical fitness and knowledge into our students. Kids confident in their ability to defend themselves are more likely to stand up for themselves, should they be bullied. In most cases, standing up for themselves diffuses the situation without any further action. Also confident kids do not bully other kids, as they have nothing to prove.


We create an environment that keeps the children enthused about learning, and while we emphasize attention to detail, we also make it fun. So while having fun, your child will be learning the most effective system for self-defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). BJJ is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, so your child will have the opportunity to train and compete in local and national level competitions, if you so choose.


Your student will be evaluated, and will progress through the child ranks of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).  The children’s belt system progresses through white belt, to a series of grey, yellow, orange and green belts.  After the student reaches the final level in the green belt, and they reach the age of 16, they will progress to the adult belts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.Kids JJ1

We use the belt system to show student progress, and give the student a goal to work towards.  As an academy, we take great pride in our ranking system and belts are not given, they are earned on the mat with hard work and dedication.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to ask an instructor.  We are here for you, and want you and your child to feel at home in the academy and with the staff.

Thank you and we will see you on the mat!

Head Instructor Mark Turner
BJJ Blackbelt