Kids BJJ and Self Defence

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
— George Bernard Shaw

Mat Devils

Our kid’s classes are designed to develop and challenge our students. We believe that Martial Arts are a really important way for our kids to build character. Through training in our "Mat Devils" class kids will learn to defend themselves, will gain confidence and will develop increased strength and coordination. The age range for Mat Devils is from 4 to 11 years old. Mat Devils classes are taught in a "Gi" or martial arts uniform, which can be purchased from Hobart Martial Arts Academy. Students can wear comfortable, loose clothing while they are trying out classes. The Mat Devils program has a comprehensive testing syllabus, which includes; self defence techniques, safe falling and rolling, take-downs, coordination and anti-bullying strategies.  Promotions are based on a combination of the student's attendance, class behaviour, participation and skill development. Regular attendance and practice are the best pathways to improvement. The Mat Devils class is taught by HMAA Head Coach, Gerry Young (BJJ Black Belt) and Brad Hutchison (BJJ Purple Belt). All of our coaches have a wealth of experience working with kids and hold Working with Vulnerable Persons permits.

Timetable: Mat Devils is held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.00pm