1) Financial Hardship: Our program is focused for youth who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pay for Jiu Jitsu lessons. Financial hardship includes, but not limited to: (Low income, Parent Unemployment, Parent Disability)
2) Academics: Student must be between the ages of 6-17 attending a public, private or home school and have legal US status.
3) Commitment/Dedication/Attitude: The child is crime and drug-free, the child is driven, has a desire to learn, is willing to succeed in the art of Jiu Jitsu, and can readily listen to instruction and execute tasks. We request that participate in at least 2 classes a week. The child is respectful to others including coaches and fellow students and exhibits good behavior on a consistent basis.
4) Support Group: The child has a committed support group that will be able to transport them to and from classes 2-3 times a week. The tronghold does not provide transportation to any students at this time. We also stress the importance of parents or guardians to watch their students during class. We have observed that the best students are those who have active parent/guardian involvement.
There are 3 phases to the application process:1) Written Application: Applicant will fill out an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.2) Group Class Participation: Applicant will participate in a group intro class in order to assess how well they will do with group/team participation and responding to the coaches.3) Individual Interview: Applicant and family will be interviewed by our coaches.
All information during application process will remain private and confidential. Thank you for your interest!