Martial Arts classes normally brings the ideas of self-defense and being strong, fit and self-confident. But the truth it that it is way more than that.

Sam playing open guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Class. Martial arts Broomfield
Professor Jubera teaching 4 year olds martial arts in Broomfield



I’m Matt Jubera, Owner here at Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

As a martial arts instructor with extensive experience training kids, there is nothing better than seeing them grow over the years. More important than the martial arts skills they learn here, it is the personal skills that they carry for life and who they turn into as adults. Kids that started training with me are now off at studying at M.I.T., wrestling at college or part of our special forces.

Martial arts is so much more than kicking or punching (or grappling in our case) and getting that next colorful belt.

It is about developing confidence, character, focus and respect.

With every class we are teaching your child about growing in mind, body and character.

That is because martial arts provides instant feedback. There is the saying “The mats don’t lie.” Through learning to core moves and battling through tough positions they develop discipline and respect. They overcome real objects and challenges.

Of course we make it fun! We have grappling games and athletic development drills to ignite that love of coming to the academy.

I love teaching martial arts to kids. My own son is in the program and my daughter will soon be as well. 


Our Black Belt Pledge

We start every Kids Jiu-Jitsu class with our call/response Black Belt Pledge:

Why are we here? To Learn
What do we give? 100%
To achieve? Success
What do we do when things are hard? Persevere
Who is responsible for your actions? I am
I believe in you? I believe in myself

The black belt pledge is a very important part of our program. We frame every class with the ideas of life-long learning, giving full effort in everything we do, personal success, perseverance, responsibility and self-belief. This is performed through a group response to help group dynamics. This allows you to use this pledge in your daily life. So if your child makes a poor decision, you can ask “who is responsible for your actions?” Or if they are having trouble with a math homework, then you can ask “what do we do when things get hard?” Before your child faces a difficult situation you can proudly say “I believe in you” and that will remind them of all the times that they have said “I believe in myself.”

Language powerfully shapes our thinking, which develops our beliefs, which forms our actions and our actions determine our reality.

Connor doing americana from mount on Jameson in jiu jitsu class

Developing Gratitude and Grit in Our Students

Gratitude is a foundational value in the culture here at Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in both the kids and adult programs. Being thankful for the people and things we have in our lives leads us to take better care of those relationships and ourselves. Studies at Yale show us that gratitude leads to happiness, impulse control and mental strength. A kid with more gratitude is a happier, resilient and frankly tougher child. The best college wrestling room in the country, Penn State also talks about the value of gratitude on a consistent basis.

Through training at Jubera Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu your children will develop the all important quality of Grit in our Kids Jiu-Jitsu Program. See your kid develop the ability to persevere, overcome and succeed in difficult circumstances. Grit can only come from being tried and tested in a crucible like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at our academy.

Minnie going for an americana in Kids BJJ Class
Minnie performing Armbar in front of parents at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class

Kids Jiu-Jitsu: The Solution to Bullying

Your child will be learning the best martial art for bullying at Jubera Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial art that focuses on teaching kids to use leverage to subdue and neutralize their bullies without the use of punching or kicking. This method allows your child to defend themselves against larger attackers and to train in a safe, but challenging grappling art. When your little one succeeds in training you will see them gain real confidence in themselves and their ability to grow as a person. This confidence and physical training creates strong body language that will prevent the majority of bullying situations and we give your child simple verbal strategies when a bully persists. If all this prevention failed, know that you are giving your child the physical skills to defend themselves as well.

Not only does your kid develop real Jiu-Jitsu kills, but BJJ teaches your kid to stand up for themselves. We go over the 5 rules of engagement that include:

  • Avoid the Fight at All Cost
  • When attacked defend yourself
  • When made fun of, use the 3 T steps
More than 99% of the time our kids BJJ students will naturally be more self-confident and this will ward of bullies who will go for easier targets. But on the rare occurrence when it doesn’t our students have defended themselves successfully against much older (7 year old vs 14 year olds) or against multiple bullies at once. This will give you the confidence that you are giving your child the best tools available to defend themselves.
Coach Hannah belt promotion with 6 year old girl in martial arts Broomfield

Positive Role Models

At our school you will find a family friendly school not only run by a mult-time world champion, but a husband and father of two. Professor Jubera graduated from a top University with a degree in Computer Science and knows the value of education. Professor Jubera’s mother enrolled him into martial arts when he was a child because she was a Judo practioner herself. She saw the value of martial arts in her own life and in her career as both an FBI agent and a middle school teacher. 

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