As a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy certified training center, we are committed to preserving Grand Master Helio Gracie’s vision and teaching methods. To that end, we teach Jiu-Jitsu as a realistic method of self-defense and not as a tournament sport.


Combatives is the official Gracie Jiu-Jitsu beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. Upon successful completion of the Combatives program you will be eligible for advancement to the Master Cycle program.


Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.


Upon enrolling in the Gracie Combatives program at any Certified Training Center, you will receive a free subscription to Through this interactive website, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you to study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day. Furthermore, all active students at a Certified Training Center qualify to train at any other Gracie Certified Training Center around the world. Since the curriculum is the same at all Certified Training Centers, you will receive credit for every lesson on your Gracie Combatives attendance card when you return home.


Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes a rental uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to self-defense mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny. To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply come in, or contact us by phone or email, and we’ll help you get started right away!