For 8 to 13 Year Olds

Our Junior Leader™ Program is a program for boys and girls ages 8 – 13, students are hand picked by black belt instructors to participate in the junior leader program.

This program helps build leadership and strong ju jitsu skills beyond the regular Ju Jitsu Programs. The Junior Leader™ is lent a blue Ju Jitsu Gi embroidered with a Junior Leader logo. The student does not own this Gi as it belongs to the Alberta Ju Jitsu Association. Junior Leaders will wear the blue Gi only when helping with Mini Bushi™ Program and Little Samurai™ Program. After these classes they are to change into their traditional white top, they are allowed to keep the blue pants in during their regular class.

The Junior Leader is expected to assist the Mini Bushi™ and Little Samurai™ students with the following:

  • Dojo Tour
  • Greeting Mini Bushi™ and Little Samurai™
  • Line up and bow in
  • Helping put on and tie their belts
  • Assisting with holding of pads
  • Assisting with keeping the dojo clean

Notes for parents:

At Goshinkan Ju Jitsu, we recognize that some young children are developing leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. We will invite kids to attend our Junior Leader™ class once monthly for 15 minutes. This class is to assist students who are in the Junior Leader™ Program or assess other kids that might be good candidates for the Junior Leader™ Program.

This program is free and there is not cost for the blue Gi, we only ask that the students keep the Gi clean.

Dojos currently offering the Junior Program: