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Youth Program

Discipline & Self Defense

At Gabrieles Martial Arts, we offer more than just martial arts training; we provide a foundation for building discipline, self-control, and confidence in every young learner. Our classes are designed to be accessible and beneficial for children of all abilities, ensuring no child is considered too difficult to train.

Through our expert guidance, students not only learn martial arts skills but also cultivate anti-bullying attitudes and develop the resilience needed to thrive in all areas of life. Join us to empower your child with the tools for success both on and off the mat!

Introducing kids to martial arts, such as karate, and Gracie jiu-jitsu, can be a transformative experience for their overall development. These structured programs not only promote physical health through rigorous training and exercise but also foster essential skills for children’s holistic growth. Through disciplined practice, kids learn self-control, focus, and perseverance, enhancing their mental resilience and confidence. Moreover, martial arts instill values like respect, discipline, and teamwork, shaping their character and interpersonal skills.

With specialized kids’ development programs tailored to their age and skill level, these martial arts classes provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. By incorporating elements of physical fitness, self-defense techniques, and character-building activities, martial arts offer a comprehensive approach to health and personality development, laying a strong foundation for a fulfilling and balanced life.

Class Types



Become fit, flexible and coordinated
Build good motor skills and agility
Overcome separation anxiety and negative peer pressure
Discussions about “Fire Safety” “Stranger Danger”, “When to call 911”, and “Street Safety”.


Build a positive self image
Improve their focus, concentration and self discipline
Gain confidence to become involved and more assertive


 Introducing more intricate martial arts techniques to expand skill proficiency.
Building on foundational self-defense skills with advanced strategies for real-world situations
Incorporating practices to enhance mental resilience, focus, and mindfulness in both training and daily life.


Our mission is very simple, to provide effective self-defense instruction by giving students the tools to defend themselves in real life situations.
We teach Jujutsu as a life style of personal development and self-defense and not as a tournament.
Our system teaches self-defense and provides the most complete form of exercise. This was proven during UFC 1.

Confidence Building

Our classes instill a sense of confidence in young individuals, empowering them to believe in their abilities and face challenges with resilience.

Character Development

Gabrieles Martial Arts places a strong emphasis on character development, fostering qualities such as respect, integrity, and perseverance, which contribute to well-rounded and responsible individuals.

Fitness & Coordination

Through martial arts training, youth enhance their physical fitness, flexibility, and coordination, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Focus & Discipline

Training emphasizes improving focus, concentration, and self-discipline, providing essential skills that positively impact academic and personal pursuits.

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Explore how Gabriele Martial Arts has helped transform lives through authentic testimonials from our dedicated community. Real people share their real results—capturing the essence of achievement, growth and empowerment. Join our thriving community and witness firsthand the positive impact martial arts training at Gabrieles has on individuals and families. Your journey to success starts with the stories of those who have walked the path before you.


I’ve been attending classes and private sessions for 3 years and recently enrolled my son in the jujutsu juniors program. I could speak in depth about my experience as I absolutely love it, but I cannot say enough about what it’s done for my son! A huge boost in self confidence, improved motor function, and something he truly enjoys! World class instruction, quality facility, and great atmosphere!

Christopher Jones


"Joining GMA about a year ago has been one of the greatest decisions. The Kickboxing classes are not only a great workout but a great self-confidence boost! Everyone is very welcoming, supportive, and truly encourages each other to be their best selves. Highly recommend GMA!"

Amanda Rollinson


"This dojo has had a huge impact on my life for the better. There are so many different classes anyone can take, there’s something for everyone, and the teachers guide you every step of the way. Gabrieles Martial Arts is the best part of my day. I always look forward to going to my next class. Everyone is kind and welcoming, and there’s always something new to learn."

Jordan Bostick

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Contact Information

169 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT

(860) 439-0602


Mon: 8 AM–12 PM, 3–9 PM
Tue: 8:30–11:30 AM, 3–9 PM
Wed: 8 AM–12 PM, 3–9 PM
Thu: 8–11:30 AM, 3–9 PM
Fri: 9 AM–12 PM, 3–7 PM
Sat: 7:30 AM–2:30 PM
Sun: Closed

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Connect with Gabrieles Martial Arts for inquiries, class details, and transformative journeys in self defense and discipline. Reach out today and embark on a path to personal empowerment and family unity.