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What We Do.
Carlson Gracie Lakeland & Winter Haven.
Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers Competitive and Beginners Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for both Adults, teens and kids, After School Care for kids, Kids Summer Camps as well as Health and Fitness Programs for all ages in both North Lakeland, South Lakeland and Winter Haven.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. BJJ focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds. An art of weaponless fighting employing holds, throws, and paralyzing blows to subdue or disable an opponent.
Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (also known as BJJ) is designed specifically for kids under the age of 13 years old. In this program, we will teach them the basics and fundamentals of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Children will develop skills of discipline, patience, and self-defense and learn to be part of a community of like-minded peers. Our highly trained instructors are there to make sure your child learns the appropriate techniques for a fun and safe environment to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Kids After School Program
Our aftercare program offers after school pick-ups at several local schools at our North (Schools we currently pick-up from Lincoln, Roselle, Lawton Chiles, Mckeel Central, CODA, Sleepy Hill Ele, Winston, Wendall, Excell, Griffin, Churchwell, Socrum, Padgett. Sleepy Hill Middle, Lake Gibson) and Southside (Mckeel South, Highland Grove, HIghland City) locations (If there is not a school listed, they can contact us and see if we are able to accommodate). With our after care program, they have snack time (Must be brought from home), homework help and Jiu Jitsu class daily. We also do pick-ups on early dismal days and are open for Teacher work days and most holidays. We also have monthly themed Ninja Nights, such as PJ/Movie night, Costume, Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Valentines ect.
Summer Camp Program
Our summer camp runs all summer, from the last day of school until the day before school starts the following school year. Drop-off is as early as 7am and pick-up is by 6pm daily. We have daily field trips such as Park, Splash Pad, Defy, Adventure Island, GatorLand, Dinosaur World, Zoo, Petting Farm, WonderWorks, Gandy Pool, MOSI, Crayola Experience and Skate World.
Is your student homeschooled? Are they lacking the ability to get the physical education or activity they need to be mentally and physically healthy?
Our homeschool program offers classes exclusive to homeschool students during the day as an outlet for physical education and a team-building environment.
Social environments are important for homeschool students, and our program teaches them discipline, and patience as well as maintains getting them physically involved for good health.
Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports and a form of boxing based on kicking and punching. The combat takes place in a boxing ring, normally with boxing gloves, mouthguards, shorts, and bare feet to favor the use of kicks. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, for general fitness, or for competition. boxing in which boxers are permitted to kick with bare feet as in karate.
Mixed Martial Arts and Striking is a full-contact combat sport based on striking, grappling and ground fighting, incorporating techniques from various combat sports from around the world. A contact sport that allows a wide range of fighting techniques including striking, kicking, and grappling
Judo is system of unarmed combat, now primarily a sport. The rules of the sport of judo are complex. The objective is to cleanly throw, to pin, or to master the opponent, the latter being done by applying pressure to arm joints or to the neck to cause the opponent to yield. A sport developed from jujitsu that emphasizes the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent.
Competition training is offered to those who have become proficient at the fundamental techniques and would like to train harder for competition. As a team, we frequent Jiu Jitsu competitions around the central Florida area.