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At Fifty/50 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we are committed to providing the highest level of martial arts instruction for your child in an enjoyable and supportive environment.
Jen Flannery, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt and accomplished international competitor, is the lead instructor for the children’s program. Jen holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland and has over 15 years of experience working with child athletes.
Under the guidance of our professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors, your child will learn more than martial arts. He or she will learn balance, coordination, and fine-tune their motor skills in ways that will help them in any athletic discipline they may choose later in life. But that’s not all! Through the auspices of martial arts training, our instructors work diligently to reinforce the important life skills of confidence, discipline, dedication, hard work, teamwork, and respect. These learned work habits and skills transfer to success in the classroom and beyond.
A free week trial is offered to any prospective student. Don’t miss out on a chance to give your child an experience that will serve him/her for the rest of their lives!
Breaking Muscle interviews Fifty/50 Children’s Instructor Jen Flannery in a 2 part series:
Breaking Muscle: Introducing Your Kids to Athletic Activity
Breaking Muscle: How Parents Can Best Support Their Kids
In the 25/50 Kids Program, designed for children age 8-14, your child will be introduced to 4 major disciplines: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, and Boxing. Each of these sports offers a unique benefit, as well as a fresh challenge for your child to overcome.Read more about 25/50's »
The 25/50 class’ primary focus is on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling and consists of a basic warm-up, technical instruction, an opportunity for each student to practice their skills against a resisting opponent, and is wrapped up each day with a game.
Competitive sporting outlets are available for those who wish to participate and further develop both their physical and mental skills.
The mini’s program is specifically tailored for children ages 5-7. This class is intended to be a FUN introduction to the following arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling, Boxing. The mini’s program is designed to teach the basic body mechanics and awareness that a child will need to participate in any athletic pursuit they choose, as they grow older.Read more about Mini 25/50's »
This class consists of a “warm-up” period during which the children will be taught how to do basic body movements with an emphasis on control and coordination. This will be followed by technical instruction in one of the 4 major disciplines, and closes each day with a game.
Our newest kids program, the junior’s program is specifically tailored for children ages 3-4. This class is intended to be an introduction to martial arts while building the coordination, control, strength, and discipline necessary for children to engage in all types of physical activities/sports.Read more about Junior 25/50's »
In this class, the focus will be on gross motor skill development and the fundamental movements of the grappling arts. This class will allow the children to learn and progress in a group environment that on top of the physical benefits, will also teach them how to take turns and follow instructions among other necessary life skills.
GoGirlGo! Summer Camp
GoGirlGo! is a program sponsored by the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that seeks to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
GoGirlGo! combines sports participation with an educational intervention that focuses on reducing and preventing the potential hazards of dealing with adolescent issues in unhealthy ways. The sports environment provides girls with experiences of teamwork, goal-setting, positive adult mentoring and leadership training, as well as a ready-made social support system.Read more about GoGirlGo! Summer Camp »
The Self-Defense Camp in Arlington, Virginia is specifically designed for girls age 8-13 to learn how to protect themselves physically and mentally against situations they may encounter in middle school/high school and beyond. Girls will be introduced to physical situations where they may be smaller and weaker than an attacker and taught techniques they may use to defend themselves. Girls will also be introduced to mental and emotional situations faced by elite female athletes and encouraged to discover their own inner-strength and learn how to confront and overcome similar situations in their own lives. Guest speakers may include female military personnel, elite female athletes, female medical practitioners etc.
Each camp attendee will be provided with a GoGirlGo! “Guide to Life” which depicts each of the athlete stories they will read about, a GoGirlGo! “Scrapbook” with introspective activities, and a packet of the techniques they’ve learned to deal with physical confrontations. GoGirlGo! also provide’s a “Parent’s Guide” for how to encourage an active healthy lifestyle for your daughter.
The program director for this camp is Ms. Jeanette Flannery, a multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu International medalist and creator of the first women-only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program in the state of Virginia. Ms. Flannery has a B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Maryland. In addition, she was the 2010 JV Field Hockey coach at Yorktown High School and was a professional swim coach at Curl-Burke Swim Club (2003-2006). Ms. Flannery has over 15 years of experience working with children in an athletic context.