Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a self-defense martial art that focuses on grappling/ground fighting. By using leverage and proper technique, BJJ allows virtually anyone to fight off and defeat much bigger and stronger opponents.

Scott Thompson and his team of instructors teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes for both kids and adults three times per week at 88 Tactical. Scott trained with Rickson Gracie from 1993 until 2000, when Rickson returned to Brazil. Shortly after, he became an affiliate of Fabio Santos, a RED AND BLACK BELT under the Gracie family and has an academy in San Diego, CA. Scott provides a friendly and encouraging environment in which to learn and apply the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will learn true, undiluted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with rank achieved under Scott Thompson and Fabio Santos. Scott Thompson is the longest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner in the Midwest.

Youth BJJ Schedule

WEDNESDAY: 5:30pm-6:20pm
THURSDAY: 5:30pm-6:20pm
SATURDAY: 2:00pm-2:50pm
SUNDAY: 2:00pm-2:50pm

If you would like to enroll in BJJ classes, or want more information about the program, please contact our Membership Services team at 402-933-7171 ext. 117 or

Want to check out our youth BJJ classes? Drop in and receive a free lesson!

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your BJJ Questions

If you can’t find answers to your questions about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, please contact our Membership Services team at 402-933-7171 ext. 117 or

The age range for Youth BJJ classes is 8 years old to approximately 16-17 years, to the discretion of the instructor.

BJJ classes take place at 88 Tactical in our Charlie classroom.

No, you do not need to register for classes. You can just drop in.

A Gi (uniform for training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is not required for first time attendees. We recommend that you wear sports clothes for your first class (shorts and t-shirt). If you decide to continue with the program, you will be required to wear a Gi in class.

To sign up for BJJ membership, please contact our Membership Services team at 402-933-7171 ext. 117 or

No, you do not have to be a BJJ member to take classes. However, if you are not a BJJ membership holder, you will be required to pay $20 during check-in.