At MatTime® our focus has always been to better the kids that walk through our door. We look to boost their confidence and help them to become physically and mentally stronger by way of Kids Jiu Jitsu for girls and boys. Centally located between Auburn, Loomis and Rocklin at our Penryn, Ca facility, we'll expend some of their energy and help you build good, strong kids.
Below is our new schedule and age groups:
Kids Jiu Jitsu (5-7 years)
Intermediate Jiu Jitsu (8-10+ years)
Junior Jiu Jitsu (11-15+ years)
Centered in the communities of Penryn, Loomis and Auburn - with a top High School wrestling program in the state of California nearby (Del Oro High School) - MatTime is building on this tradition of local grappling by adding Jiu Jitsu for kids.
All of our Kids training is done without a Gi (referred to as "No-Gi Jiu Jitsu") and as a result wrestling becomes more integrated into our cirriculum. The end result is that we build hybrid grapplers that are strong in both subissions and wrestling. Kids benefit from this hybrid approach as they can transition to wrestling and become high school wrestlers, and even continue to cross-train.
Enrolling your kids in a combat sport is an opportunity for kids (boys and girls) to do something difficult but also have fun while they're doing it. As our society becomes more digital and has services that do evertyhing for us - many will forget that hard work, resilience and 'grind' is what made this country. We believe it is important that kids grow up with something difficult (combat sport) in their lives.
Whether your child has never engaged in sports or marital arts, or is an experienced martial artist they'll learn the fundamentals of a proven form of self defense and absolutely will become better able to defend themselves. Beyond this, our wrestling influence in our Jiu Jitsu will make them not only proficient, they'll become stronger, mentally tougher. Here are some of the benefits in getting kids involved in Kids Jiu Jitsu.
Kids Jiu Jitsu (5-7 years old):
Intermediate Jiu Jitsu (8-10+ years old):
Junior Jiu Jitsu (11-15+ years old):
Call us at 916.778.0128 with any questions. Thank you for your support of MatTime!
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MatTime will remain a safe haven for kids in a state that is guided by fear and continues to threaten the activities, sports and overall well-being of our kids where many other states are operating as normal. MatTime will not bow down to fear, mandates nor allow this mentality to slither its way into our program. As was stated when we were first faced with lockdowns: MatTime was not built out of fear, it will not be ruled by fear and it won't be willing shut down by fear. Our kids are healthy and there is no significant threat to them. There will be no vaccine requirements whatsoever at MatTime. No Masks either. MatTime remains Free and it will stay this way.
In raising kids within combat sport like Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu, we are teaching them to be comfortable in chaos, resilient, and not to be ruled by natural human fears that come from physical confrontation. There exists a teaching moment here (especially in california) to show our young ones how to nagivate their fear from sources seen and unseen. Unfortunately, many adults are inadvertently teaching kids to walk in fear because they don't have the ability to understand or face their own fear. To run for cover, bury our heads in the sand, and seek quick fixes with the hope that everything will pass over us is not a path to resilience, it is a path to inaction and complacency.
Instead, we should teach our kids to stand up and face their fears directly. This doesn't mean that we are careless or ignorant. Nor does it mean that we ignore any and all threats to the safety of our children. What it does mean is that we move forward, vigilant, but fighting fear so that it does not gain a foothold and become a force that dictates our direction, our daily behavior or future when the threat to our kids is nominal.
Maintaining healthy outlets and activity for kids and sports has never been so important. Many States had nearly ALL of their tournaments (Kids wrestling and High School Seasons) last year - and will certainly have them this year. 'c'alifornia continues down a horrible path for Kids and we should not only be moving forward, we should be fighting forward. Stand up and let your voice be heard.
MatTime will begin its first Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu teams amidst chaos and we wouldn't have it any other way. If you so choose, we'll find comfort in the chaos, together.
Jiu Jitsu is a combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu embraces and demonstrates the concept that a smaller, weaker person can not only defend themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent using proper technique and leverage but also disable them by applying joint-locks and choke holds. When combined with a stand-up art (boxing, kick-boxing, Muay Thai) and wrestling it completes full-circle level of self defense that we see exhibited today in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The roots of Jiu Jitsu are from Japan, specifically Judo ground fighting (newaza) that eventually made it’s way to Brazil. The sport has since morphed into the art that it is today by way of Carlos and Helio Gracie, who, along with Luiz França and Oswaldo Fadda founded the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Feel free to to reach out to us with any questions at 916.778.0128 or email us at .