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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Combatives 4 Kids 5 – 14

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Combatives 4 Kids 5 – 14

Emilio Cardenas & John Danaher 6th Degree Black Belt - Seminar January 2024TOWNSVILLE’S ONLY PROVIDER OF THE INDUSTRIES #1 CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

UMF is an Associate school to Will / Machado Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Australasia found throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world.

Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives class is for kids between six and 14 and combines wrestling with strategic thinking.

Students undergo holistic development while gaining key skills in DISCIPLINE, SELF CONFIDENCE and CONTROL.

With mental and physical engagement being met, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches real life skills in a supportive environment.

Emilio Cardenas leads our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives program under the guidance of Master Fari Salievski.

Master Fari is UMF’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives and Muay Thai Kickboxing mentor. Master Fari is the number one rated coach in Asia 2017. Fari’s internationally acclaimed Top Team is made up of World Champions.

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Holistic Development

Holistic Development

Every child should have the opportunity to be involved in some type of developmental activity when they are young, whether it is dance, gymnastics, or martial arts.

Kelly Slater, the world champion surfer, commented that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could quite possibly be the best sport you could start your child in due to the learning they receive in strategy, self-defence, confidence, social skills and problem solving whilst cultivating their physical fitness.

Children are like sponges when they are young and as they grow they absorb everything they see, hear and experience. It is important to surround them with a well-rounded atmosphere so that they grow as an empowered individual in a positive sense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives allows them to do this in a holistic manner.

Mental Engagement

Mental Engagement

They will be engaged mentally, learning to think ahead to employ the most effective skill to disable their opponent, or how to move themselves out of a pin or a lock. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives will allow your child to establish a level of physical fitness, expend enormous amounts of mental and physical energy while developing gross motor skills and proprioception. It will also enable your child to think decisively and apply that decision quickly, an important life skill.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives will also give your child mental clarity and improve on their mental mind state. The physical part plays a big role, but the mental aspect is just as important.



Your child will develop a sense of discipline which results from the “never give up” attitude that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives instils in people. Due to the complexity of the art, it can take a very long time to reach Black Belt. This is good however, because it develops character along the way. Your child will become mentally strong because of how challenging this sport can be at times and they will learn not to put limits on themselves and to work towards becoming the best they possibly can be.

When children learn in this way to dedicate their time to being in class and paying attention as well as learning respect for their instructors it changes who they are. Children who are normally a bit rowdy and wild can become calm and focused; a great attribute.

This is discipline that can be transferred into many other aspects of life.

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Builds Confidence

As far as confidence goes, many children are shy or maybe not as social as others. Putting them in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives will allow that confidence to grow. Whether they are athletic or not, working with other children and receiving positive reinforcement will guarantee that their confidence will improve. Also, because of the practicality of the sport the confidence they gain will be a true confidence able to be transferred into real life situations.

Physical Fitness

Another huge benefit for kids are the physical benefits that come along with it. Today’s society is made up of video games and social media. Kids will spend hours on the couch or on their computers playing video games and being inactive.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives will teach your child how to live a healthy lifestyle which is so important to learn at a young age. We all know bad habits are hard to break once they’re established. They will burn calories, increase their flexibility, improve their balance and coordination and so much more. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives teaches you how to take care of your body.

Problem Solving Skills

Children who are train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives learn vital problem solving skills. Every time they take a class they are faced with new problems and situations that must be tackled. This is a great way to sharpen young developing minds.

Control the Ground

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is one of the most practical martial arts you can choose for your child. When you think about other martial arts, many involve striking. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives allows your child to work from the ground and gain control. We certainly do not want to encourage children to fight if they have the option to defend and find a way out of the situation.

No Ego: Loss Equals Learning

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is also a sport where participants practice the art of no ego during training as they utilise tapping out to indicate their opponent has disabled them. Taking a loss and being able to utilise it as a learning situation rather than a massive disappointment builds your child’s resilience and never give-up attitude; incredibly valuable life skills all children need.

Combative and Competition Applications

At UMF Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives the focus is on introducing your child to Jiu Jitsu concepts, positioning and control as well as practical and self-defence applications. UMF Academy also participate in competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu [Gi and No Gi]. Once your child has developed their technique, they can be invited to participate in the unique learning experience a competition environment has to offer.

Developing Positive Friendships

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is amazing for kids because they will develop bonds with their training partners. Eventually training partners turn into friends, a very positive outcome!

Family Friendly Atmosphere

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is well known for its friendly family orientated atmosphere and we greet all new arrivals as part of our family. In true Brazilian fashion we make every effort to make you feel welcome. New students and beginners are welcome any time.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is a also a great compliment to Wing Chun Kung Fu because it focuses on managing extreme forms of close quarter attacks like bear hugs, chokes and head locks.

UMF Academy is a great choice in Townsville as it offers Wing Chun as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives and other martial arts programs for the entire family.

The Instructors

Emilio Cardenas

Emilio Cardenas

Emilio Cardenas, Pablo’s son, has grown up living and breathing martial arts at UMF Academy. He has dedicated himself to his art, spending many hours per week training and assisting his father with his teaching.

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Master Fari Salievski

Master Fari Salievski

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives & Muay Thai Kickboxing Mentor

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