Gracie Lake Norman has become my new home for BJJ and self-defense training. I’ve trained at other, well-known academies prior to moving to the area, and while I certainly learned strong fundamentals elsewhere Gracie Lake Norman took my skill set to the next level. Coach Ranard and Coach Mike are attentive to the needs of every student regardless of age or experience level. Classes are serious and strenuous when they need to be but fun and lively at all times. There is a well-established culture of camaraderie between the students, and the upper-level belts do all they can to sharpen skills of all the students. If you’re considering adding BJJ to your fitness regiment, there is no better place to help you reach your goals and build discipline than Gracie Lake Norman.