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In today's fast-paced and increasingly digital world, children often face challenges that require a holistic approach to their development. Issues like sedentary lifestyles, lack of physical activity, diminished self-confidence, bullying, and difficulties in emotional regulation can hinder their overall well-being. However, our jiu-jitsu lessons offer a transformative solution.

By engaging in the dynamic and empowering practice of jiu-jitsu, kids not only develop strength, coordination, and fitness but also gain valuable life skills such as self-defense, problem-solving, discipline, and self-confidence. Our classes provide a supportive and inclusive environment where they can build resilience, forge meaningful connections with peers and instructors, and learn how to navigate challenges with determination to thrive both on and off the mats.

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Benefits of Jiu JItsu for children

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Jiu-jitsu empowers kids with a sense of confidence by teaching them self-defense skills, promoting resilience, and encouraging them to embrace challenges with determination.

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Jiu-jitsu cultivates a strong sense of bonding for kids, fostering meaningful connections and friendships with both their fellow young practitioners and their instructors, creating a supportive network that encourages growth and shared experiences.

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problem solving

Through the intricacies of jiu-jitsu techniques, kids develop problem-solving skills and systematic thinking, enabling them to analyze situations, make calculated decisions, and adapt their approach accordingly.

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Jiu-jitsu equips kids with essential self-defense skills, empowering them with the knowledge and techniques to protect themselves in real-life situations, while also teaching the importance of non-violent conflict resolution.

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Emotional Regulation

Jiu-jitsu fosters impulse control and helps kids regulate aggression by teaching them discipline, respect, and the importance of channeling energy in a controlled and constructive manner.

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Body Awareness

Jiu-jitsu cultivates fitness and body awareness in kids, as they engage in dynamic movements, improve coordination, build strength, and develop a deeper understanding of their bodies through the practice of grappling techniques.


Our Kids Program

Welcome to 10th Planet Scottsdale's Kids Program, where we revolutionize martial arts education through dynamic learning experiences! Unlike traditional approaches, we prioritize fun, engagement, and conceptual understanding over strict discipline, ensuring that every child enjoys the journey of mastering NoGi Jiu Jitsu. Our program combines team exercises, conditioning, and technique training in an interactive environment ideal for after-school enrichment. Whether your child is a beginner or advanced learner, our emphasis on learning through games and concepts fosters a love for the art while honing essential skills. Join us at 10th Planet Scottsdale and discover a new way for kids to thrive in martial arts education.

"Austin is an exceptional jiu jitsu instructor who taught my children for several months. His playful yet effective teaching style made the complex information easy for them to understand, and they loved attending his lessons. They developed a strong bond through jiu jitsu and started practicing at home together, thanks to Austin's highly skilled, fun, and responsible approach."


Our 3 Pillars of Learning


At our kids' jiu-jitsu program, autonomy and self-expression are paramount. Through lessons, children explore interests, make choices, and build confidence.


We nurture competence, guiding kids in developing jiu-jitsu skills, strength, coordination, and understanding. Challenges and feedback foster a growth mindset and motivation.


Our community fosters connections and belonging. Children forge friendships, collaborate, and learn together, developing teamwork skills beyond the mats.

friendly intructors

Friendly instructors at 10th Planet Scottsdale prioritize creating a welcoming environment where kids feel comfortable and motivated to learn. They are not just mentors but also friends, engaging with students on a personal level to build confidence and trust.


learning through games

Learning through games is the cornerstone of our approach, making every class exciting and interactive. By incorporating playful activities, we ensure that kids stay actively engaged while mastering essential techniques and concepts of NoGi Jiu Jitsu.

All ages and backgrounds

Our program embraces students of all ages and backgrounds, ensuring that everyone is welcome and encouraged to thrive in their own unique way. Whether your child is a complete beginner or has prior experience, they'll find a supportive community ready to help them grow.


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Where is the training located?

Our training facility is located at 14202 N. Scottsdale Rd. Ste 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, providing a convenient and accessible space for families in the area.

Is my child at risk for injury?

Safety is our top priority, and while martial arts inherently involves physical activity, our instructors are trained to minimize risks and ensure a safe learning environment for all students.

What is the age range?

Our program is designed for children of all ages, from young beginners to teenagers. We aim to accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels within our classes.

Is previous experience required?

Previous experience is not required to join our program. We welcome beginners and experienced practitioners alike, tailoring instruction to meet each student's individual needs and skill level.

What equipment is needed?

For classes, students typically need shorts without metal or zippers, a rashguard or tight-fitting shirt, sandals for coming on and off the mats, and an optional mouthguard for sparring. We encourage parents to ensure their child has the necessary attire for a comfortable and productive training experience.

What if my child has special needs?

At 10th Planet Scottsdale, we strive to be inclusive and supportive of all children, including those with special needs. Please reach out to us to discuss any accommodations or considerations that may be needed for your child.

Can parents join? 

At 10th Planet Scottsdale, parents are welcome to watch their child's class, but we kindly ask that they refrain from coaching or interacting with their child during the session. This helps maintain focus and allows our instructors to provide the best learning experience for all students.

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