- $60 for 12 jiu-jitsu and self-defense classes ($199 value), valid for kids ages 3–14
Youngsters divide into one of three age groups—Little Champions I (ages 3–6), Little Champions II (ages 7–9), or Juniors and Teens (ages 10–14)—before learning self-defense fundamentals and life skills such as discipline and perseverance from certified instructors. Each purchaser receives a brand-new uniform to use for the duration of the class and returned upon completion.
Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy Santa Barbara
Highlights of Rodrigo Clark's two-decade Brazilian jiu-jitsu career include training with Master Carlos Gracie, Jr., reaching 3rd-degree black belt status, and medaling at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship seven times. At Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy Santa Barbara, Clark shares his vast knowledge of the Gracie style of self-defense during programs for all ages and skill levels. His and his team's teachings don't just show students how to defend themselves, though. They can also boost self-esteem, burn calories, reduce stress, and improve one's ability to dice vegetables with their bare hand.