Ares BJJ Kids

Martial Arts

About Us

Ares BJJ Kids is located in Manahawkin, NJ near Long Beach Island. The martial arts program for kids 5 through 13 years old focuses on teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Self-Defense.

Brazilian Jiu JItsu is the ultimate self defense system in the world. BJJ has been proven on the streets of Brazili by the Gracie family and in MMA fighting by Royce Gracie. BJJ is an ever evolving system where the instructor has to be involved in the BJJ community and spar live with other BJJ practitioners.

Judo is the gentle art of throwing your opponent to the ground. Judo is an Olympic sport with roots in self-defense. Judo techniques are taught to the kids as well as how to fall and tumble safely.

Jovan Mena is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been studying the art of BJJ for over 10 years. Damian O'Hara is BJJ and Judo black belt. Karl Eiker is life long martial artist with a blue belt in BJJ.

There are no other martial arts school in the area with extensive knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. Coach Mena still travels to other BJJ schools to learn and spar live. Damian O'Hara still competes and travels to other BJJ and Judo schools to learn and spar live.


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Located on 509 North Main St. (Rt. 9), Manahawkin, NJ 08050 near LBI Long Beach Island