By Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The youth of today face many challenges in their lives. The GFBJJ Leader Academy strives to provide training for Junior Instructors to be effective, ethical leaders with strong values.

Our Program is a very powerful tool that was built and designed to educate, inform, inspire and challenge students to set a new standard of excellence for themselves and others.

Leadership training improves self confidence and prepares youth to act as role models, work as a team, assist those in need, set goals, take responsibility and communicate effectively.

Graduates will attain the honor of Junior Instructor.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage and motivate our students and to provide the skills needed to help them succeed in life. We improve students’ confidence, discipline, self-esteem, focus and physical well being. We will make a positive impact in our communities and reinforce solid character development in students of all ages and constantly strive to maintain our commitment by leading by example.


Students receive our Instructor Manual that explains how to lead a Jiu-Jitsu class from beginning to end as well as important information on how to handle most situations. Students will shadow the Instructor to gain confidence and then lead classes.


Part of Leadership is developing the skill and confidence to stand up in front of a group and deliver a speech or teach a class.  The Leadership program will develop this skill in the student through instruction, demonstration, and opportunities to present to classes of peers and adults.  It will be instituted in a gradual manner so as not to cause the student undue stress.  This ability to speak comfortably in front of a group is an invaluable skill that will enhance most everyone’s career and advancement. In addition to speaking in front of a crowd.


Students will learn planning skills and systems including developing the monthly Jiu-Jitsu techniques.


Students will gain experience setting achievable goals from strategic planning to measuring results. 


Students will have the opportunity for hands on experience through community service.