85-99 HAZEL ST, PATERSON, NJ​ - (201) 362-9712

If you are skeptical about making a commitment to Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for your teen, feel free to contact us anytime and speak with Sensei Edson Carvalho about any questions or concerns you may have. Keep in mind we offer a free week trial so you have nothing to lose. In conclusion, training at Team Carvalho will have a positive impact on your teen’s life. Our mission is to help improve the quality of our student’s life!!!

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Another great reason to train Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Team Carvalho Academy is it’s a never ending season sport. Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are a year round affair here at Team Carvalho Academy. A great alternative to many sports that are only offered seasonally.  Let’s not forget to add the fact that Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is universal. Although the styles of teaching and ranking and promotion standards vary slightly from country to country, Judo is Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

regularly scheduled classes a week for the teens. Students may attend any or all of these as they wish. Students who put in more training understandably make greater progress in the long run than those who train less.

We believe that our students should earn their stripes. Our grading system de-emphasizes the handing out of grades just for being at training for a set period of time. Unlike many martial arts clubs which have set grading dates where everybody is graded irrespective of their effort or proficiency, we constantly track student progress. This means students do not make progress through the grades unless they demonstrate that they have actually made a tangible improvement. 

Parents like to see their child progress through the belt ranking system. Belts are a great way to help students track their progress and motivate them to strive higher. First and foremost, students must demonstrate a good attitude to their training, and to those they train with. From there, they are able to fulfill the set technical requirements for each level that will allow them to move on to the next level. Old school Japanese Judo has the maxim: The amount of time you spend practicing completely determines your  Judo. This  means  that the  more you  train,  the  better  you get.  We have three 

Sensei Edson Carvalho helps students build a strong foundation in Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, while at the same time getting in great shape and perfecting their reflexes and coordination. Students learn the art of breaking their opponents’ balance, therefore students learn mechanical physics. 

While learning Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu our students are taught relevant skills such as Respect & Discipline, Safety & Sportsmanship, Orderly Behavior & Fairness, Lawful Conduct & Drug Avoidance, and proper use of influenced position. Working hard to achieve academics along with martial arts success is always a priority at Team Carvalho Academy.

There are  countless reasons  why Judo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a  great sport and  activity for teens. It was designed to  be  that way  on  purpose. Team Carvalho Academy is a great place to learn it. It can be whatever the individual needs it to be, whether just a bit of exercise, selfdefense, competitive sport, confidence building or a way to make new friends and socialization. Our class structure is about developing good basics and physical conditioning. From here, students are able to develop their own style of Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as they mature and progress.

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Team Carvalho Academy teaches traditional martial arts values of honor, integrity, teamwork and respect. We specialize in teaching Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to help students become more assertive and well rounded.

lil champions judo / BJJ (teens judo / BJJ program ages 9-12)