Martial Art Program

Raising a child is anything but easy – let us help you! If your child struggles to concentrate in class, is dealing with bullies at school, or can’t seem to come out of their shell, martial arts is the answer to your prayers. The martial arts help kids gain confidence, learn discipline, foster respect for others, master the ability to focus, and be a part of a one-of-a-kind community full of future friends and mentors!

Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Lake Highlands
Kids Martial Art Program

Confidence Building/Good Example

Between bullies, challenging classes, and intimidating teachers, the school can be tough. And as a kid, it can take a serious toll on your confidence. At Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu in Lake Highlands, we aim to rebuild that confidence and empower students to be the best version of themselves. Our martial arts class pushes students out of their comfort zones and encourages them to try new things and challenge themselves. Our martial arts instructors are committed to giving students the tools needed to take their martial arts skills to the next level, gain a newfound sense of self-esteem, and feel supported. As students grow in martial arts abilities, their confidence will blossom in all areas of their lives.


Respect is the cornerstone of the martial arts. By constantly maintaining this value, Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu in Lake Highlands has created a curriculum that fosters positive student-teacher relationships, achieves a high level of focus and productivity in class, and encourages students to reach their fullest potentials. In most martial arts settings, respect is simply viewed as students bowing to their sparring partners and using the proper terminology to refer to their instructor in class. While we want our students to demonstrate these traditional forms of respect, we also believe that respect is so much more. At Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu in Lake Highlands, practicing respect means paying attention in class, encouraging your classmates, being aware of others’ safety while sparring, and practicing self-love even on your bad days.


At Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu in Lake Highlands, we’re more than a martial arts school – we’re your home away from home. We want every one of our students to thrive, and we believe that this can only be accomplished if our students are given an environment that promotes growth. Our facility is clean, organized, and filled with a wide range of high-quality equipment. But more importantly, we are home to an incredible staff that is passionate about teaching martial arts to students of all ages and a student base that is dedicated, talented, and eager to welcome new students. When you join Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu in Lake Highlands, you are becoming a part of a family. Students encourage one another, help

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