Kids Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense Training in Palm Beach County.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is based upon the concept that a “smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique.” With over 20 years experience teaching in South Florida and Brazil, Mauricio Villardo promotes a safe environment that will help kids build confidence, make friends and learn to defend themselves.

Brailian Jiu-Jitsu teaches kids to deter bullies and here at the Academy we teach our students non-violent techniques as opposed to kicking and punching that karate, muay thai, and others promote. With the global reach of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it is now being taught to the Police, Military, and even professional fighters because its effectiveness to subdue and neutralize the aggressor.

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Right for My Child?

The biggest benefit to learning Jiu-jitsu is its real world applicability to defending and countering an attacker so you can get out of harms way. We help children to build confidence from bullies so they aren’t distracted in school or at home. We instill values to help them deal with peer pressure, avoid conflict, promote respect,

Why is MVBJJ the best place to bring your children for training in Jiu-Jitsu?

We will provide exactly what you desire for your children. Our aims are to make your child’s body strong and healthy, using a combination of mental, character and physical disciplines. Professor Mauricio Villardo has developed a specialized curriculum for boys and girls that is both appealing and useful. The series of techniques he has created, when done in combination, will effectively promote harmonious physical and moral development in children and provide training in the basics of attack and defense. In union with tested leadership, our program will instill the character values of courage, commitment, and honor in your children. The physical discipline will create confidence, competence and fitness in your child. If these are aims you would like to see your children achieve, then Mauricio Villardo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the place for them to train.

Join our kids classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays (5pm-6pm) and Saturdays (11am 12pm.).

We also have a little kids class from the age of 6 to 9 years old on Mondays and Wednesdays (5:30pm-6:15pm)


Reasons Kids Should Take Jiu Jitsu

• To have FUN and make friends.

• To build confidence and boost self-esteem.

• It’s a great physical activity.

• To learn how to defend themselves.

• To get them away from the TV.