The Grand Master’s Belief
“Grandmaster Helio Gracie, believed that each instructor’s effectiveness should be gauged by the progress of his least athletic student, rather than the accomplishments of his most athletic students.”
Our Teen/Adult Training Programs:
Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu
Although Gracie Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) is the most effective martial art on planet, it is a relatively young martial art. Lacking a standardized curriculum, it is common practice, at BJJ schools around the world, for techniques to be presented in complete randomness. Each day, the instructor shows up to class, having no idea what to teach, and asks the students: “What do you guys want to do?” as if the students are more informed than he is as to what should be practiced. Learning in such an unorganized environment can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming. New students almost always feel left behind since the techniques are usually tailored to meet the needs of the more advanced students. In most cases, students experience a sensation known as “Technique Overload” and end up quitting within 3 to 5 months of enrolling, and when they do, the instructor believes that the student’s lack of discipline is to blame. What they fail to realize is that when a student quits, the problem lies not within the work ethic of the student, or the techniques of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but within the format in which the techniques are being presented.
Realizing that the key to global dissemination of pure Gracie Jiu Jitsu was the development of a formalized curriculum, the Gracie Academy Headquarters dedicated several years to organizing all the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their complexity and usefulness in combat. Originally, due to its linear nature, the curriculum could only be taught in private lessons. However, after 15 years of experimenting with different training programs, the Gracie Academy developed a curriculum that would enable students to learn all the techniques in a group class setting and still get results that are comparable to those of private classes.
Aside from the unparalleled structure and organization of the curriculum, what makes our group class training programs unique is the way in which we present the techniques. Our teaching methodology allows students to learn at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed or left behind. Furthermore, we conduct all group classes with the utmost concern for safety, and we demand that all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed.
It is our mission not to just teach people how to fight, but to give people the confidence and tools they need so they never have to.
Our Training Programs
100% dedicated to street self defense
Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 30 core techniques of 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, competitive sparring is not included in this program.
If you’re unsure about trying martial arts training for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, the Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals program is for you.
You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.
We always offer a free class! 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 Jiu-Jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny. To take advantage of our free class simply contact our main academy at 705.919.7153 or email@example.com, and a student services representative will help you get started right away!
Beyond Blue Belt, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, which we’ve organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum.
Once you have your basics down, you can join our Advanced Class which consists of hundreds of advanced techniques presented in a clearly defined curriculum. To participate in this class you must be an experienced grappler or qualified by making it through our basics program.
If you’re interested in joining the Advanced Jiu-Jitsu Program/take advantage of our free class, simply by contacting us at 705-919.7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and a student services representative will help you get started right away!