GRACIE JIU-JITSU

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a Martial Arts meant for personal protection & development.  Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a complete martial art.  People confuse Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is street & fight focused while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is competition based.  It’s used in tournaments and other sporting competitions.  Gracie Jiu-Jitsu will teach students how to fight and defend themselves from a standing and ground positions.  More importantly, you will learn how to control others, escape bad positions and submission attacks, apply chokes and submission locks from various positions.  Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is like a dual major in College.  Standup and ground are inherent in our teachings.  We teach and do in-house sparring and rolling during EVERY class.

The White and Beyond System

A systematic approach to learning jiu-jitsu while incorporating judo and wrestling.  You will have access to all the techniques to go from white to black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.  Moreover, you will know what you need to know to progress and when it will happen.  Complete transparency.  Moreover, we review the prior weeks and months techniques each class to ensure you remember and apply them.


The Birth of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Helio Gracie, the youngest son of Gastão and Cesalina Gracie’s eight children (three were girls), was always a very physically frail child. He would run up a flight of stairs and have fainting spells, and no one could figure out why. At a very young age, Helio Gracie learned traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques from his older brother, Carlos.

Helio realized that due to his frail physique, most of the techniques he had learned from watching Carlos teach were particularly difficult for him to execute. Eager to make the techniques work for him, he began modifying them to accommodate his weak body.

Emphasizing the use of leverage and timing over strength and speed, Helio modified virtually all of the techniques and, through trial and error, created Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.

We offer martial arts programs for the entire family. Whether you are looking to get back in shape, learn practical self-defense skills, or compete for a world championship.