Where does it make a difference?

     A common occurrence in today's schools is that almost every child has seen or been involved with some sort of altercation either there or in their neighborhood.  And, if nothing is done about it by either the child, parent, or teacher, these problems can persist for years.  

     You may have seen on the news where some children and teens have committed suicide from different forms of bullying.

     We are committed that this stops.  

What is the forefront to end this action?

     It starts with your child.  It begins with your child having the confidence to say "NO!" and to stand-up for themselves.  What they need:

  • Self-Awareness to know what is going on around them.

  • Discipline to know the appropriate time to use their Martial Arts.

  • Courage to face the bully and the situation.

  • Honor to do the right thing and to stand-up for others.

  • Compassion to be humble and set an example.

Parents, Grandparents, Role-Models, Guardians.

     You are the support mechanism to give your children access to the highest quality resources for them handle any situation. It is your responsibility to make sure that they are coming to their Jiu-Jitsu and Leadership classes. You make the difference. Sometimes, a child will begin something and not "feel" like finishing. We are here to support follow-through. 

It is not about what you feel like doing; it is about what you are committed to, and, honoring your word in what you say you will do. We will partner with you to teach this to your child!

You may not know your child is being bullied.  

     We have had many of our new students tell us they were scared or embarrassed to tell the teacher or their family about what was going on.

You have the opportunity to prevent unnecessary suffering.

How does it work?

     The backbone of our work, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has your child transform themselves through the use of structured classes that consist of:

  • Physical Warm-Ups

  • Life Lessons

  • Questions & Feedback

  • Visual, Tactile, Auditory, and Spacial Learning

  • Interactive Training (With Peers and Instructors)

  • Role Playing

  • Games!

In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure. Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others.
— Julia Cameron


     It is our job here at Nova Mente Academy to create a safe, empowering space for them to share what they are dealing with and have:

  • A place where they can get the coaching they need to handle any situation

  • A community to support them at all times

  • A continual conversation of honor and integrity

  • Tools and techniques to physically dominate

  • Daily training to practice their Jiu-Jitsu.


What we teach goes far beyond the playground.  

Jiu-Jitsu is 100% designed for real-world self-defense situations.

See how a 9 year old boy saves a girl's life with Jiu-Jitsu


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