Kids MMA and Jiu-Jitsu

Continuing a proud tradition of Martial Arts.

At High Ground, our youth program is a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum that will teach your child the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for self defense and sport applications. Starting at age 5, your kids can start learning valuable life skills in a safe and fun environment. Some of the life skills we focus on are conflict resolution, stranger danger, dealing with bullies, and self defense for many different situations.

We stress the importance of mutual respect and courtesy towards teachers, parents, and peers at school, and at home as well as at our academy. Our goal is to work with you towards the positive development of your child.

Your child will be a part of a strong and supportive Jiu-Jitsu family, a rich Jiu-Jitsu heritage, and a thriving global Jiu-Jitsu community.  Most importantly they’ll  be having fun, gaining confidence, as well as exercising their mind and body.

Our well qualified instructors and coaches are thoroughly vetted and continually trained in our curriculum and teaching methods. Whatever your child’s goals, they can be attained here at High Ground Jiu-Jitsu. 

Greensburg Kid’s Schedule:

Tuesday/Thursday 5:15pm

Sunday 12pm

Monroeville Kid’s Schedule:

Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday 5pm

Kid’s Program Instructors:

Tommy Costa

Tommy Costa

Head Coach & Founder

Tommy Costa is the owner and Founder of High Ground Jiu-Jitsu and oversees the kid’s program in our Greensburg location. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Judo Brown Belt. Tommy began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2005, eventually earning his Black Belt in 2016.  An active competitor, he competes in the Featherweight Black Belt division. He as competed in MMA and Muay Thai in the past. Tommy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and lives in Murrysville with his wife and three children.

Jeric Fry

Jeric Fry

Youth Head Coach

Jeric Fry oversees the kid’s program in our Monroeville location and teaches adult classes. He holds the rank of Black Belt Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a seasoned competitor. Jeric served 9 years in the Marine Corps Infantry during which he went on 4 deployments and reached the rank of Sergeant. He served as a combatives and weapons instructor and received the Medal of Valor for his service.  A small business owner, Jeric is the owner of Straight Ahead Barbershop in Greensburg. Jeric is also the founder and director of a non-profit organization, The Veteran Bushido Brotherhood. Jeric lives in Irwin with his wife have five children.

More Than Jiu-Jitsu

Our kid’s program is more than just Jiu-Jitsu classes. We regularly host events such as pizza parties, holiday parties, bowling, ice skating, and parent’s night out. Your kids will want to come to Jiu-Jitsu class to see their new friends, have fun learning our lessons, and work towards earning their next belt.

Today’s Classes

  • 5:15 pm - Kids BJJ Ages 6-12
  • 6:15 pm - BJJ Basics
  • 7:00 pm - BJJ Drills/ Sparring