The Dojo Martial Arts and Fitness Centre in Ballymena are holding a Ju Jitsu Kids Grappling Tournament. The kids grappling competition is coming up on Sunday 2nd October. Registration closes on Sunday 25th September. More information about this event can be found on the World Ju Jitsu Ireland website.

The World Ju Jitsu Ireland website also has lots of information and advice about children taking part in martial arts. Just read below:



    Getting a child to do what they are told can be challenging enough, and our program will develop discipline and respect in your child. Developing self discipline in children is one of the most important lessons they can learn in Ju-Jitsu so they have the knowledge to know what they should do and have the self discipline to do it, also to not do something just because a peer group asked them to is an important factor – you can’t always be there but you don’t need to be if they know for themselves what is right and what is wrong! This will be invaluable as they grow into successful teens and adults.


    A confident child is a much happier child. They no longer live in anxiety or fear. Confidence is the first step to get a child to succeed at all areas of life. Once confidence is developed, the coaches in our clubs can help them to perform at their highest possible level.


    Children will begin by keeping their eyes focused on the eyes of people speaking to them. They will begin paying more attention to their teachers and for longer periods of time, therefore hearing and learning more. Focus is a skill and like any other skill it can be learned and developed, the more you use it, the better and stronger it gets. With martial arts training we train children to focus and concentrate at a much higher level.

The Dojo in Ballymena is currently recruiting new members so if you and your child are interested in martial arts now is the perfect time to get involved. Here is a taster of what is going on.

Ju Jitsu Kids Grappling Tournament - Ballymena

Click here to visit the Dojo website or call 028 2563 8511 for more information.