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Styron Smith reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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My first steps into vagabond bjj, first and foremost was welcoming. Second was the humbleness of not just the coaches, but from the students as well. There is literally no egos in vagabond bjj, everyone is humble and there to learn. The coaches and the students are uplifting you in any way they can. Also, there is a home feeling to vagabond bjj, I am so impressed by the coaches that I took my three kids out of taekwondo and enrolled them in vagabond. Vagabond is the place to go for bjj, stop by and let the camaraderie speak for itself.

Morgan Smith reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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A welcoming energy and hospitality second to none. Well balanced top tier training. A throw back to what the martial way, and an old school Jiu-Jitsu academy is meant to be. Honored to call it my new training home and family.

Josh Keller reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Vagabond has quickly become my home away from home since I signed up on 12/15/17. I love the friendly atmosphere here among the instructors and students that makes you feel at home from day one. The BJJ instruction for kids and adults, whether beginners or experienced grapplers is top notch. The laid back and friendly atmosphere helps students learn quickly so the training is excellent. In my first month here I lost 30lbs...just from learning and having fun with my friends. You really can't beat that. My wife trains here as well and loves it as much as I do.

I can and do recommend Vagabond to everyone I know. No matter what your goals are this is the place to achieve them in the Permian.

Daniel Powell reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Vagabond has been an amazing experience for my son and I. Don’t be confused Jujitsu is challenging and will push you regardless of your athletic ability, age, or cardio shape but we are all forged in fire. The greatest growth comes from challenging your body, mind, and spirit and in the short time at Vagabond I have experienced that. I look forward to the growth and life lessons I know I will learn.

Jennifer Burdett reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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Coaches are awesome, the kids love it and they teach real skills. The kids grow in confidence, discipline, and respect. My son has been going there for about a month and has already had great improvements in his attitude and he’s excited for class days. I highly recommend this great group of folks.

Jerod Masters reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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I have been here a few weeks and have been very impressed with everyone. I've trained in several places and with quite a few people. the coaches here are very good and very encouraging. I have yet to meet an ego. Even Prof. Hantz who has taught the 530 a.m. one morning was humble and was very patient and encouraging with me. The higher belts aren't egotistical. Both of my young sons train here now and have been seeing improvement in them since day one. there are at least 4 coaches helping with the children's classes and they spend time with every kid to help and teach each individual kid. I have been very impressed and would definitely recommend this place to any age, sex or skill level. I also love that they have a 530 a.m. class. Often it is the only one I'm able to attend. Love this place so far!

Yvonne Lozoya Tarango reviewed Vagabond BJJ
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My 3 year old Son loves going to 'Jitsu'! Vagabond has great coaches and great staff!!

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Kid’s Martial Arts Training

Will My Child Want to Fight After Learning Martial Arts?

A Simple Answer to a Complicated Question on Kid’s Martial Arts Training.

This question is one of the most common questions we get from parents. They are SUPER concerned that training a martial art, like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), will foster the want for a fight outside of the academy. And rightfully so!

As a father of 3 young ladies and a boy, I don’t want ANY of them fighting or being a bully! I want my children safe and out of harm’s way. That is EXACTLY why they train BJJ.

Fighting is THE Product of Martial Arts Training.

There are no two ways about it. If you do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Vagabond BJJ, you will learn how to fight. Fighting is THE product of martial arts training.

There are a few fantastic and less talked about byproducts of kid’s martial arts training.

  • Self-control under pressure
  • Self-discipline 
  • Level Headedness
  • Awareness

We call this “Verbal Jiu Jitsu”. What that means is that we teach children to first use their brain instead of their fists.

My father always put it to me this way, “Son, it takes a bigger man to walk away from a fight that it does to start one.”

When children train martial arts the understand the consequences of the fight. They have seen it first hand through sparring and techniques and wouldn’t wish those consequences on anyone unless they are forced.

I cannot tell you how many times my mouth wrote checks that my butt couldn’t cash before I started training Jiu Jitsu.  Having that training earlier as a child definitely would have saved my skin on a number of occasions.

A True Martial Artist

Knowing how to tussle when you need to is a necessity to be a real martial artist. But, a true martial artist knows how to be kind, generous and, caring.

We want to raise kind, sweet children that are there to help and not harm. So wondering if your child is going to fight when he learns martial arts is a totally rational question.

That’s why we instill these principles in each of our curricula to ensure that we are helping give these kids an unfair head start in life. We teach the WHOLE child.

They are taught to be calm, cool and, collected under duress and these sever problems so that they can work THROUGH them and come out on top unbruised.

Will your child fight if they train martial arts? It is possible.

Will they be inclined to fight? That’s highly unlikely.

Are You Concerned About Your Child Being Bullied or Being a Bully?

Kid’s martial arts training is a fantastic way to see personal growth in their life.

The individual achievement you get from training Vagabond Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is unlike ANY sport I’ve ever played and, the confidence that children get from it is absolutely astonishing!

Call us a call or fill out that form on the side of your screen and we’ll get you and your kiddo started!