Conveniently located minutes from the Phoenix, Scottsdale & Cave Creek areas. The Youth program offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instruction for all ages 7+ for beginners through advanced training. The moment you walk in, you’ll feel like part of the family.
All students ages 7-12 train in the Youth Program under the instruction of Professor Bradley Bailey and Coach Travis Swartzlander. At age 12, students may participate in the ‘Teen Class’. At age 13 students enter a one year grace period. Students may train in both the Youth and Adult program. All students ages 14+ train in the Adult Program. Deviations from the program must be approved by Coach Bailey.
GDJJ North Phoenix Instructors:
Coach Bradley Bailey
Head Instructor Adult/Youth Program
Coach Travis Swartzlander
Safety is priority. You are responsible for your teammates’ safety and they are responsible for yours.
Respect everyone- instructors and students. Show respect, get respect.
Keep your uniform clean. Keep yourself properly groomed- nails should be trimmed and no jewelry
can be worn during class.
Be on time for class. If late, wait for instructor permission to enter class. Let the instructor know ahead of time if you need to leave class early.
Always bow or shake hands before and after rolling.
Refrain from horseplay, talking, and interrupting while your instructor is teaching.
Our team has a zero tolerance policy for any harassment. Any harassment should be immediately reported to your instructor.
No coaching during class or water breaks.North Phoenix BJJ Youth Team Party Pic
Please keep the volume down.
Do not sit on or walk across the mat without instructor permission.
Tournaments: Although we do encourage tournament participation as a great learning opportunity for our students, it is not required for any student to ever compete in tournaments. Please visit the following website resources for rules/ registration – GDJJevents.com | www.ibjjf.org
GDJJ North Phoenix follows the IBJJF rank structure. Rank is evaluated on:IBJJF rank
– Ability to perform techniques accurately
– Attendance and consistency of training
– Behavior: focus, respect, and maturity