your child can become a future champion

Gracie Barra Glasgow Scotland has a program for children called “Future Champions.” This training program is structured for children between the ages of 4 and 16 and teaches them discipline and respect as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques for a healthier lifestyle.

This Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training program teaches the core value of discipline, focus, persistence, cooperation, and respect. As a contact sport, we provide a challenging yet faithful and caring environment for a child to mature into a real-life champion.



The details

The age limit of the sessions is ages 4 -16 and is open to boys and girls. 

Kids should wear general sportswear to participate.


The sessions will be run as follows on a Saturday:

Age Time Cost
“Tiny Champions” – Ages 4 – 6 3pm – 3.30pm £3 per class 
“Future Champions” – Ages 7 – 16 3.30pm – 4.30pm £5 per class
Kids Advanced Technique class – Ages 7 – 16 4:30pm – 5:30pm £5 per class



examples of the techniques taught during the academy classes include

This young kid age 11 great Future" Corey Kennedy " #bjj #jiujitsu #kidsjiujitsu #futurechampion #worldwide

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, 15 December 2018

Flying Arm-bar

Killers #graciebarra #bjj

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, 22 December 2018

Rear Naked Choke

#kidsbjj #learning #development #martialarts #progress #fun #family #friends #community

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, 22 December 2018


Spider guard sweep to arm-bar

Now dubbed "C City" young Corey at it again #bjj #future #jiujitsuworld

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, 15 December 2018

Turtle control to arm-bar

More Mad skills from the young kids at Gracie barra Glasgow today #graciebarra #kidsbjj #jiujitsu #confidence #learning #team

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, 22 December 2018

X Guard Sweep


What are the benefits of your child participating in the future champions class?

There are many benefits to a child participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, these include:

  • Improvement in general fitness
  • Better concentration
  • Become more disciplined
  • Understanding of and following of routines and rituals
  • Development of motor skills
  • Learn the importance of team-work, working together and fair play
  • Learn how to react to a bully
  • Learn how to set and work toward goals
  • Participation in discussions on key concepts to lead happier and more confident lives
  • Make new friends



Lachlan Allan
Max Carlisle 

“My son has been practicing under professor Ricky Gillon & Kellyanne Gillon for 2 years, He absolutely loves it and he has flourished and grown in confidence, I would totally recommend Gracie Barra Glasgow to anyone and encourage other parents to get their kids involved.”

Charlie Kennedy, father of Corey

Building champions in life #future #jiujitsuworld #jiujitsuforeveryone #martialarts #progress #confidence #friends #family

Posted by Gracie Barra Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, 23 December 2018

 Josh Chalmers



Jiu Jitsu Testimonial

"I have been training with gracie barra scotland for about three years. I started with fitness training but became interested in the jiu jitsu through the fitness training. Since starting training here I have lost three stones in weight, become fitter than I ever thought I could be at the age of 46 and won a silver and bronze medal in jiu jitsu competition. I couldn't recommend this training enough."

Personal Trainer Testimonial

"Ricky provides a balanced view on how you can achieve your goals and what you need to do in order to reach them and beyond, but more importantly its a holistic view. He will discuss diet, training plans and answer any questions that you have, without pushing an agenda. The only thing that you have to bring is your willpower, a desire to push yourself and your limits, along with an open mind as to what exercise can achieve." Jenny

Fitness Testimonial

"I have always done training, been to a lot of gyms that had kettlebells but was never shown the routines and the proper techniques. I am now loving my kettlebell training and i am strong enough to flip tractor tyres, I am fitter than most ladies half my age, most people my age are afraid of the hard work . i love it" Joyce