More Than Just A Set of Self Defense Techniques…

While many self-defense systems come and go, a good self-defense strategy (which is rooted in science) will last a lifetime. Rather than focusing on short term solutions like strength, fitness, power and speed to defend against a bigger, stronger, more athletic attacker, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu employs techniques that rely on proper timing and maximum leverage to help you get out of harms way. Fast.

This strategy or “philosophy” translates throughout every single movement, action and technique in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and has proven itself effective in all areas of human combat over the last 85 years.

10 Day Free Trial

10dayfreeGracie Jiu-Jitsu is designed for weaker individuals and gives them the skills to defend themselves against larger and stronger opponents. We feel it is important to come experience the Gracie Training Center so you can be at ease about learning the techniques and how they are taught. Other schools let you try a free class, and then ask you to sign up right away. We prefer that you try as many classes as you like for a full 10 consecutive calendar days to see if Gracie Jiu-Jitsu works for you and fits your schedule. After 10 days, if you decide it’s not for you, simply let us know and that’s it – you don’t pay a penny! If after 10 days you decide you’d like to continue, we’ll be happy to help you choose a program that works for you.

Curriculum. Structure. Teaching Methods

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From Bullyproof (kids) to Combatives (adult beginner) to MasterCycle (adult advanced), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is organized into a linear, easy to follow curriculum. Every lesson has a specific focus, and cumulatively all the lessons fit together to make up the big-picture. You know exactly where you came from, where you are now, and where you’re going. This takes the confusion out of learning and allows you to learn at a faster rate, leads to higher retention and ultimately better reflex-development.

All lessons are taught to the exacting standards of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. All Gracie Academy Certified Instructors complete a rigorous Instructor Certification Program with live evaluation at Gracie Academy HQ in Torrance, CA by Gracie family members in person. For a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Instructor, the onus lies on them to ensure that the student learns not the other way around. No traditional “hard teaching methods” or “discipline” are employed in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and you will never feel lost, left out or left behind.

Your Insurance Policy

Statistics show that the majority of real one-on-one street fights end up on the ground and that the majority of people either don’t know what to do, or don’t feel comfortable when it does. Like being in the deep end of the pool and not knowing how to swim, the experience is very much like drowning – you just don’t know what to do.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaches reliable self defense strategies and techniques that prepare anyone – regardless of size, strength or athletic ability – for the worst case scenario first and work up from there. Over the last 85+ years, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques have been proven effective time and time again. Today, apart from the millions of people around the world who practice and enjoy Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, it is also the primary foundation of combat training for Professional Fighters, Military Personnel and countless Law Enforcement Agencies worldwide.