Kids Program

What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system based on the principals of technique and leverage, which allows someone to defeat opponents of much greater size and strength. You don't have to be the largest, fastest, or youngest to be an effective fighter. It was designed for real street fighting and developed on the mat.

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

95% of all fights end up on the ground. What if you have to protect yourself against someone who is bigger, stronger, and hits harder than you? If you simply try to exchange punches and kicks you might not stand a chance. What if they muscle you to the ground and start pounding on you? Bad news if you've never learned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which can effectively defeat an aggressive assailant using ground grappling techniques.

Would it benefit my child?

Absolutely! Jiu-Jitsu, which means "gentle art", emphasizes the use of technique and leverage. So your child won't have to rely on size, strength, or speed, while also learning to defend themselves and subdue their opponent in a safe and humane way without having to rely on kicks and punches if not necessary. Your child will develop physical awareness of balance, reflexes, flexibility and coordination, as well as build on the mental aspects of their personality such as self-esteem, discipline, confidence, compassion, and good work ethic. The classes are taught in a positive, fun, and friendly manner, so your child will enjoy learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

About The Cavalcanti Jiu-Jitsu Team

Team Cavalcanti Jiu-Jitsu is a Carlson Gracie Team based in Las Vegas Nevada. At least half of the nearly 200 students are active competitors winning State, National, and International BJJ titles. The Cavalcanti team has been able to win ..........

About the Kids Cavalcanti Jiu-Jitsu Team

The Kids Cavalcanti Jiu-Jitsu Team was started in 2003 in hopes to develop strong Jiu-Jitsu players with Champion potential for the future. The Kids Team competes from 4-6 times a year in their respective age, belt, and weight division. The Kids Team represents the young talent and continued growth of Jiu-Jitsu within Cavalcanti Jiu-Jitsu Team and Carlson Gracie Team.


Master Ricardo Cavalcanti

Head Instructor - 5th Degree Black Belt

Ricardo Cavalcanti was born in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil. He has since obtained his 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the world famous Carlson Gracie. He won several championships, including the 1998 Pan American games in Hawaii, the 2001 Pela Federacao International de Jui Jitsu World Championship, the 2002 California Games, the 2010 Pan American Championship, and the 2010 World No-Gi Championship.

Robert Lagasca

Instructor - Brown Belt

Rob has been with Master ricardo since 2003
2004 grapplersquest 1st place no-gi
2007 1st place no-gi
2008 3rd place grapplers quest
2010 2nd place adv. div. no gi
2010 3rd place brown belt division
MMA fights
1 win/ 1 loss