In 1993, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) took place in Denver, Colorado. This event took fighters from different martial arts disciplines and pitted them against each other in a single-elimination tournament. Within the first years of the new sport, one man emerged as the ultimate fighting champion. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master and member of the legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family, Royce Gracie dominated three of the first four UFC tournaments.
Are you looking to increase your jiu-jitsu skills? Start learning jiu-jitsu for the first time? Or take your skills to the next level?
In the Mooresville, NC area, that same jiu-jitsu mastery is accessible at Gracie Lake Norman Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our head instructor, Ranard Brown, received his black belt under 8th-degree Coral Belt and Jiu-Jitsu Master Luiz Palhares. He also studied Gracie jiu-jitsu for 14 years under UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie. In 2017, Ranard earned the Gold Medal in the Black Belt division at the 2017 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Switzerland Open. Ranard has also coached UFC and MMA professionals in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts.
In addition to Instructor Brown, our other instructors have the training and experience to help jiu-jitsu beginners and experts hone their skills:
Right now, you can learn the jiu-jitsu skills of UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie for free.
This class will show you what it takes to train with the best and master jiu-jitsu. Choose the best day and time for your free class by clicking the link below: