"No Egos. Purely systematic, No Nonsense techniques drilled for practical real world application. They create a safe, unintimidating, welcoming environment. They truly adhere to the philosophies set-fourth by Grand Master Helio. Their patience in teaching and eagerness for me and all the students to succeed is bar-none! Thank you, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu LI for enabling me to learn and keep it playful with the best Jiu-Jitsu." -Caroline P.


" I have had an amazing experience over here at the Gracie Academy CTC Long Beach. I have waited for over 20 years to train with what I believe to be the most effective, realistic, self-defense first priority Martial Art. After watching Royce Gracie in the beginning of the UFC 1-4, in the early 90's, I was instantly hooked. Not until I had a family and became a father, I truley valued the need of learning such an effficenct, energy efficient, leverage based art. You do not need to be the strongest, quickest, youngest, most athletic individual. This particular Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. Natural body movemtents and timing and patience. On top of this, it is an amzaing workout for anyone that tends to get bored of the traditional GYM settings. Plus, and most importantly the skill set you aquore may save your life. I am blessed. Please do yourselves a favor and embrace the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Journey with these amazing young men who value friendship and a deep bond as if you are family over just a client. thank you to the FitzPatrick Family!" -Eric F.