2 students training the best kids jiu jitsu program at Raposo BJJ Academy in Slidell LA

Best Kids Jiu Jitsu Program in Slidell LA and the Surrounding Area

Our Jiu Kids Jitsu classes are designed for all ages, interests and activity levels!

Kids Jiu Jitsu Has Endless Benefits for the Whole Family!

Kids Jiu-Jitsu: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) isn’t just for adults. It’s the perfect activity for kids! This form of martial arts is based on automatic human responses and incorporates a lot of ground grappling. When it comes to self-defense, Jiu Jitsu empowers a smaller individual to fight against a larger opponent.

 

But the advantages don’t stop there – Jiu Jitsu helps kids gain confidence, learn discipline, focus their energy, foster respect for others, and be a part of a one-of-a-kind community full of future friends and mentors!

2 kids jiu jitsu students training together with great self confidence at Raposo BJJ Academy in Slidell LA

Kids Jiu Jitsu Improves Self-Confidence

We get it, being a kid isn’t always easy! Between homework, trying to make friends, and school bullies, there’s a lot to deal with. At Raposo BJJ, we want to be a place of escape from all of those struggles. While the rest of the world may take a toll on your child’s confidence, we’re here to build it up.

 

After watching hundreds of young martial artists go through our program, we have no doubt that practicing Jiu Jitsu improves students’ confidence in a way that no other activity can. Jiu Jitsu pushes students out of their comfort zones – helping them acquire new skills, teaching them how to defend themselves and avoid conflict, and providing them with much-needed support and guidance.

 

Students enter our Kids Jiu Jitsu program as shy and insecure children and leave as outgoing and self-assured martial artists.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Promotes Respect

The martial arts provide an advantage that no other sport can boast about – the value of respect. Respect for both oneself and others is embedded into everything martial arts does.

 

At Raposo BJJ, students bow to their instructor at the beginning and ending of class, receive constructive feedback with a positive attitude, always try their hardest, and encourage their classmates and training partners.

A group of kids jiu jitsu students bowing out at the end of class, showing self respect and respecting their teammates at Raposo BJJ Academy in Slidell LA
A community of people attending a kids jiu jitsu class at Raposo BJJ Academy in Slidell LA

Kids Jiu Jitsu Provides Community

While the kids at school may bully or pick on you, you’ll never experience that with the kids at Raposo BJJ. We are committed to creating a safe and uplifting environment for our students, and will not tolerate bullying or teasing of any kind.

 

By signing up at Raposo BJJ, you are promising to uphold our values of kindness and respect. Our school is proud of our students, and we have no doubt that your child will meet their best friends here.

Kids Jiu Jitsu Teaches Discipline

At Raposo BJJ, we believe that having fun and practicing discipline go hand in hand. To create amazing martial artists, we must teach them the importance of good behavior. So…how is discipline practiced in Jiu Jitsu?

 

Practicing discipline in our school is all about carefully following your instructor’s directions, staying quiet during class, having a good attitude from the moment you enter our building, and taking accountability for your actions. After all, you can’t perfect a technique if you’re too busy talking to your friend!

A group of students standing attentive at class showing that kids jiu jitsu teaches discipline
A group of kids drilling jiu jitsu techniques during a class at Raposo BJJ Academy in Slidell LA

Kids Jiu Jitsu Instills Focus

A huge part of what makes Jiu Jitsu so great is that it doesn’t just strengthen the body, it strengthens the mind as well. Many parents worry that Jiu-Jitsu won’t be the right fit for their child because he or she has a lot of energy. But this couldn’t be further from the truth!

 

At Raposo BJJ, we want our students to be energetic and excited when they come to class – our goal is simply to focus that energy. After a long day sitting at a desk, kids need a place to let loose. Our kids Jiu Jitsu curriculum aims to take all that pent-up energy and direct it into throws, blows, and a wide variety of fun activities.

See What Others Have to Say About Our Kids Jiu Jitsu Program!

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Brittany S
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Brittany S
February 21, 2024

Great people and environment!

tony russo
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tony russo
February 1, 2024

Professor Raposo and his team are definitely the real deal! Their Jiu Jitsu, strengths and techniques have allowed many excellent finishes including several world championships and multiples number one placements including team wins. If you get the opportunity to train there, take it and enjoy the experience. You will be a better person and practitioner of our art! Thanks again professor!!!

Christopher Guzzardi
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Christopher Guzzardi
January 5, 2024

Raposo!! Amazing Jiujitsu!! Meeting Professor Eric Raposo was incredible. From the second you walk in the door to the instruction, it was top notch, next level standards. Being new at the gym, I felt like I was training there for years. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, Raposo has you covered!! I am so happy to have been able to visit when I am in the area!! Stop what you are doing and go meet Professor Eric Raposo now!!! Thank you.

Jamien Watts
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Jamien Watts
January 4, 2024

Felt great to stop by and visit Raposo BJJ. Great atmosphere!! Great quality training & everyone is welcoming.

Hannah Bauer
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Hannah Bauer
December 30, 2023

Such a friendly bjj community! Had a chance to cross train at an open mat. Many great training partners, including high level female athletes! Everyone was very safe, aware, and technical. Please check them out!

Juan Cardona
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Juan Cardona
December 30, 2023

Great! If you're looking for world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and instruction, this is the place!!!

Cody Hinson
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Cody Hinson
December 30, 2023

Hands down best gym in Slidell. Multiple World champion instructors and world champion students. Best family environment and the best fellowship I’ve ever been apart of. The best training equipment, and even a cryotank for cryogenic therapy and recovery, that is open to the public to use! If you choose anything where else in the area, you’re automatically settling for second place. A lot of places fake a lot of credentials, but you can’t fake results, and we have the gold medals to prove it. Whether you want to learn self defense, become a competitive athlete, or just get in better shape while making new friends, this is the place for you. No question about it!

Pierre-Max Labelle
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Pierre-Max Labelle
December 30, 2023

A house lead by the best, lead by hard work, honor and family. The place I want to be everyday!

Oscar Quintana
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Oscar Quintana
December 30, 2023

Prof Raposo and his BJJ academy is the best in Slidell, LA, and has such an amazing environment and great people who become family

Travis Cowles
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Travis Cowles
December 28, 2023

Stopped in from out of town, and I can say I'd want to train here full time if I lived in the area. Erick Raposo shared his knowledge well, the gym was clean, and everyone at the gym was welcoming and friendly. I look forward to my next visit to Slidell to train here again!

john hendley
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john hendley
December 22, 2023

I felt very welcome by Professor Erick and his team. Very quality jiu jitsu instruction and a great atmosphere to train in.

Tarsis Paula
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Tarsis Paula
November 25, 2023

Environment for kids and adults and world class instruction, go check it out for yourself.

Daphne Domalis
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Daphne Domalis
November 10, 2023

Amazing training with top-tier BJJ instruction from Professor Erick Raposo. This place is hidden gem in Slidell, LA (𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘕𝘰𝘭𝘢). An excellent opportunity to train with some world-class champions. Beyond the high-level curriculum provided here, Erick and his team are just good vibes all around. If you are looking to just enjoy some rolls with good people (✓), or looking to evolve your Jiu Jitsu to another level (✓), definitely go here. *** 10 stars if I could ***

Derek Bravo
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Derek Bravo
November 10, 2023

Great gym run by great people! Family oriented, team environment, high level BJJ instruction, large training space...hands down best place to train in the area!

Malik Butler
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Malik Butler
November 6, 2023

Visited after a competition. Erick is a wizard. Really friendly students and clean gym. High level women (purple and brown) and several visiting black belts were there for an open mat so I got amazing training in.

Erick Raposo
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Erick Raposo
October 21, 2023
Tracy Percle
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Tracy Percle
October 11, 2023

Great place and super clean!

Darion Walker
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Darion Walker
October 5, 2023

the instructors are amazing! great place for the whole family to train

Maryanne Strutt
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Maryanne Strutt
June 27, 2023

The best jiu-jitsu academy in Slidell.

Brian Miller
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Brian Miller
June 7, 2023

Erick is an excellent teacher of Brazilian Jiu jitsu with countless hours of training, teaching, and competition experience. Runs class smoothly and helps breakdown techniques. If you’re looking for self defense, self confidence, or even just a workout or new skill Rapaso BJJ does an excellent job.

Aaron Guillot
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Aaron Guillot
June 4, 2023

World class instruction from a world class guy! Whether you’re a competitor, hobbyist, or anything in between, Professor Erick will get the best out of you.

Nick Ortego
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Nick Ortego
June 4, 2023

Erick Raposo is a great coach. It's been a privilege to have him guide my development in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and to introduce my daughter to the martial art. I know he will create an environment here where everyone will grow and develop.

Chris Schiff
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Chris Schiff
June 3, 2023

Amazing jiu jitsu and awesome vibe! Can’t recommend professor Raposo enough!

Justin Brown
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Justin Brown
June 3, 2023

Erick is a very personable, high-level instructor. He has a gift for breaking down the missing pieces to the puzzle for any style of Jiu jitsu and the atmosphere of his classes is very welcoming!

Michael Populus
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Michael Populus
June 3, 2023

There are very few gyms in the US that can say the head instructor is a world class jiujitsu athlete, moreover one who is currently ranked #1 in his weight class for IBJJF.... And you have him in Slidell, LA... which is crazy! The facility is super nice and kept very clean, great atmosphere, and Professor Raposo is one of the nicest human beings on the planet. You will be very hard pressed to find one person with anything bad to say about him. If you are anywhere within a 45 minute drive of his gym, this is a no brainer, you need to be going here.

Anthony Dixon
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Anthony Dixon
June 3, 2023

Erick is not only one of the top ranked blackbelts in the world but an incredible coach. No matter your Jiu Jitsu experience he can help you reach your goals wether that's winning gold medals or just having fun training. Do yourself and your family a favor by checking out his gym.

Dylan Whyte
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Dylan Whyte
May 20, 2023

Very high level black belt that offers a positive environment that is welcoming to all.

David Herrera
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David Herrera
April 23, 2023

Great place!!!

Jesse Bjorndahl
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Jesse Bjorndahl
February 5, 2023

Whether a hobbyist or competitor, you cannot go wrong with training under Professor Raposo.

Ariel Overstreet
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Ariel Overstreet
February 3, 2023

One of the best professors around! Professor Erick is an amazing teacher with years of experience teaching anyone from small children to older adults. He’s the most caring coach and leads by example. Slidell is lucky to be gaining him!! Highly recommend!

Jason May
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Jason May
February 3, 2023

Aside from having an incredible amount of BJJ knowledge and a passion for teaching, Erick is on of the best people I have ever known. He truly cares for each person he trains in BJJ and does anything he can to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed in life. Slidell is gaining pillar of the community both on and off the mats.

Jesse McDavitt
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Jesse McDavitt
February 3, 2023

Highest level of BJJ on the gulf coast.

Michael Robinson
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Michael Robinson
February 3, 2023

Professor Erick is fantastic at taking complexed techniques & simplifying them in a way that is easy to learn. He is very personable and has created an atmosphere that feels more like a family than just an academy. I couldn’t recommend him and his school enough! You will not be disappointed!

Jerry Templet
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Jerry Templet
February 3, 2023

A welcoming place where everyone is valued and accepted. Students, adults and children, are instructed by Prof. Erick Raposo and other very talented instructors.

Jeremy Moore
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Jeremy Moore
February 3, 2023

You won't find a better coach. Whether you're looking to compete in tournaments, learn to protect yourself, or just have fun learning this incredible martial art, Erick Raposo can help you.

Stephanie Williamson
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Stephanie Williamson
February 3, 2023

Level of instruction is unmatched!

rebecca gore
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rebecca gore
January 13, 2023

I want to express my thoughts and opinions about Professor Erick Raposo. He is awesome!! Professor Erick Raposo has patience, provides advice, and guidance. His support and influence helps me excel in jiu jitsu on the mat and off the mat. Through motivation, enthusiasm, and excellent communication skills he elevates me to my highest jiu jitsu potential. I am almost 60 years old (not as sharp as the younger generation) so feel like this is not an easy task for him. He takes the time to understand my needs as a student. The depth of details, extra miles, smiles, and excitement I see in him says it all.….I am so grateful!!! My heart for jiu jitsu is full of happiness. I truly am one of the luckiest jiu jitsu students. Don’t miss out on a magical experience. Raposobjj is the best of the best!!!!!

James Whyte
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James Whyte
January 3, 2023

Erick is a top quality person with a highly developed Jiu Jitsu skill set. Slidell is blessed to have someone of his caliber investing in the community!

glapin
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glapin
December 24, 2022

Erick Raposo has some of the highest level Jiu jitsu and is hands down one of the most caring and passionate Professors.

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