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Kids Jiu Jitsu Classes Build Self-Confidence & Self-Defense

About BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art designed to work with the principles of leverage and technique instead of brutal force and strength. The main focus of BJJ is on the ground grappling: the most important but often neglected area of martial arts and MMA. It is a fact that 90% of all fights end up in clinch and eventually on the ground. BJJ gives you the necessary tools to fully protect yourself in the most common type of street confrontations and against any other type of martial art.



Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Little Champions 1 (3-6 years old). Offering 3 classes per week, 45 minutes long. The perfect foundation to your child’s Martial Arts endeavor! Saturday classes are competition oriented and gives students a chance to practice what they’ve learned in a fun, competition oriented environment.

Youth Kickboxing

Offering classes 3 times per week, 1 hour long – 7-13 years old These classes are designed to give students a healthy introduction into stand up techniques, kickboxing and Muay Thai. Maintaining a fun, learning environment that is age appropriate is our instructors priority. Kids love these classes and they really helps promote a positive, realistic and inclusive beginning to any child’s martial arts career.

Youth Wrestling

Offering classes 3 times per week, 1 hour long – 7-13 years old Gracie Barra Wetschase’s Wrestling Program yields a competitive, yet learning oriented training environment. We have a traditionally tough, yet exceptionally productive approach to our wrestling program at GBW. We help some students in their search for the perfection of their wrestling and competition game, some for fun, and some to complement their BJJ or MMA game. This program will challenge you limits, practice consistency and teach you the true aspects of wrestling.

Getting started at Gracie Barra is easy


and intro session absolutely FREE!

What to Expect in Your First Class

We recommend you arrive 10 minutes before schedule, so we can get you the proper loaner equipment, if needed, and get you signed in as a trial member. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing you would normally work out in. When lining up to begin practice, you’ll notice the instructor has a precise plan for the class. This is standard. The class routine is always similar so you know exactly what to expect during each part of practice; the techniques change, though! You’ll also find strong support from your peers. By the end of class you’ll be physically tired but mentally exhilarated. Once you have finished the class, we provide you the opportunity to ask any questions with one of our program directors as well an explanation of the class programs we offer.

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Gracie Barra Westchase
2610 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77063

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Certainly! Here’s a bio for NJHIC coach Laura Kolm:

Laura Kolm is a highly accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor, currently holding the rank of Purple Belt. With an impressive competition record, Laura has secured the title of 2-time World Champion, 2-time European Champion, and 2-time Pan American Champion. Her dedication and expertise in the sport have made her a respected figure in the BJJ community.

Currently, Laura serves as a dedicated instructor at Gracie Barra River Oaks and Gracie Barra Westchase, where she shares her knowledge and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with her students. Known for her technical proficiency and competitive spirit, Laura is committed to helping her students develop their skills and achieve their full potential in the sport.

Off the mats, Laura is known for her humility and dedication to her craft, embodying the values of respect, perseverance, and sportsmanship. With her wealth of experience and success in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Laura Kolm continues to inspire and mentor the next generation of grapplers.