Gracie University Curriculum

What separates the Gracie University online program from every other BJJ website is the linear curriculum. In each of our programs, we truly begin at lesson number one, so no experience is necessary to get started. In lesson two, we will build on lesson one, in lesson three we build on lesson two… and this process continues all the way to black belt! The entire online curriculum was designed to emulate the exact order and lesson format that you would experience in private lessons at Gracie University Headquarters, so it’s impossible NOT to learn, all you have to do is log-on and dedicate yourself to the study and practice of each lesson.

As you complete each segment of the curriculum, you will qualify to take an official belt test at one of many Certified Training Centers around the world. Along the way, you will be able to digitally record yourself conducting technique proficiency tests, and then upload the videos for our review through our proprietary Video Evaluation Process. Based on your performance, we will be able to monitory your progress, evaluate your skills, and provide you with invaluable feedback to help you prepare for the official belt tests.

To get started on one of the most exciting and rewarding journeys of your life, watch our Guided Tour, and then check out browse the programs below. When you’re ready to go, sign up for one of our subscription plans, and you’ll have five days to explore the entire system before you decide if you want to commit to the jiu-jitsu journey. To see some cool sample videos and learn more about starting your free trial, click here!

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The techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu have been developed and perfected over nearly a century. Only over the last two decades, however, has the Gracie Family created demographic-specific programs so that the art could be learned by anyone regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. The five Programs in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Track are: Gracie Combatives, Women Empowered, Gracie Bullyproof, Master Cycle, and Gracie Philosophy.

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Gracie Combatives - Beginner Program

Start here if you are new to Gracie Jiu-jitsu. You'll build a solid foundation with the 36 most important techniques for street self-defense, and upon successful completion you will earn your Gracie Combatives Belt.

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Gracie Philosophy

People begin learning jiu-jitsu because of the fighting applications, but people stay learning jiu-jitsu because of the life applications. Enjoy these free Gracie Philosophy lessons on us.

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Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course

This is the beginning of your advanced jiu-jitsu journey. In the Blue Belt Stripe 1 course you will learn all the counters to the Gracie Combatives techniques as well as the next layer of essential techniques.

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Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course

In the Blue Belt Stripe 2 course you will learn all the counters to the Blue Belt Stripe 1 techniques as well as the next layer of essential techniques for street and sportive application.

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Blue Belt Stripe 3 Course

In the Blue Belt Stripe 3 course you will learn all the counters to the Blue Belt Stripe 2 techniques as well as the next layer of essential techniques for street and sportive application.

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Blue Belt Stripe 4 Course

In the Blue Belt Stripe 4 course you will learn all the counters to the Blue Belt Stripe 3 techniques as well as the next layer of essential techniques for street and sportive application.

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Women Empowered 2.0 - Pink Belt Qualification Course

The world's leading self-defense program for women based on the proven principles of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Comprised of 20 lessons, women who successfully complete this program will earn their official Pink Belt.

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FITjitsu

FITjitsu is a beginner friendly jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your full-body fitness to the next level!

Ryron and Rener Gracie started doing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu before they could walk, and in 2003, their grandfather, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded them their black belts in the art. Today, they attribute all their success to the confidence, discipline, and principles of healthy living that were instilled in them during their early years.

Through this website, you will learn the exact child-teaching process that the Gracies have been using for three generations. You will have the opportunity to bond with your child while instilling in them unshakable confidence that will shape the rest of their life.

While exploring the curriculum, please keep in mind that all the lessons are presented in a linear format, and as a result, maximum comprehension can only be acquired by completing the lessons in the prescribed sequence.

As your child advances through the curriculum, they will have the opportunity to qualify for official Gracie Bullyproof promotions from home using our ground-breaking Video Evaluation Process! Visit the Testing Center for details.

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Parent Preparation

The Gracie Brothers teach you everything you need to know to ensure the success of the Gracie Bullyproof program and become the amazing instructor your child needs.

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Gracie Games™

Handed down over three generations, these playful exercises will engage your child in the learning process while simultaneously introducing them to fundamental self-defense principles of Gracie Jiu-jitsu.

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Rules of Engagement

This course teaches your child a step-by-step plan for dealing with aggressive kids, as well as the rules regarding the use of their techniques, so that they do not abuse their power.

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Jr. Combatives™

Once your child falls in love with the fun aspect of the art, you can take their confidence to the next level with these 33 non-violent, highly-effective self-defense techniques.

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Gracie KidSAFE™

Empower your child against kidnappers and drugs with these six powerful mini courses: School Safety, Street Smarts, House Rules, Internet Danger, Emergency Escapes and Drug Defense.

Outside of the core Gracie University curriculum there is still lots to learn. In our Special Programs you will have a chance to learn from additional masters who’ve dedicated their lives to jiu-jitsu!

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Jiu-jitsu is what we make of it, and anyone who has spent several decades on the mat, can make it something very special. The objective of the Gracie University Seminar Series is to expose dedicated jiu-jitsu students everywhere to specialized mastery seminars from the most respected and experienced jiu-jitsu instructors in the world. Enjoy!

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The Business of Jiu-jitsu

The Gracie Academy went from a single school with 200 students to a global enterprise with 250,000 members in 196 countries. In this course, Rener teaches you exactly how they did it. If your dream is to make a living teaching jiu-jitsu, this course is for you!

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Street Choke Mastery Seminar

Live from Gracie University Headquarters, this special seminar will teach you 16 chokes you can use in a street fight using regular articles of clothing. After this, you'll never look at a t-shirt the same way again!

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Master Sauer Seminar Series

For the first-ever Gracie University Seminar Series, Ryron and Rener partner with none other than Master Pedro Sauer, one of the most respected and sought after jiu-jitsu instructors in the world.

The Gracie Instructor programs give qualified instructors the tools and knowledge to excel in both the educational and business aspects of teaching martial arts.

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The Gracie Instructor Certification Program give qualified instructors the tools and knowledge to excel in both the educational and business aspects of running a Certified Training Center. If you are passionate about sharing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and you live in a territory that doesn't already have a Certified Training Center, click on the button below to learn more about the Gracie University Instructor Certification Program.

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Gracie Combatives Instructor Certification Program

The Gracie University Instructor Certification Program is the most comprehensive instructor development curriculum ever developed for martial arts. To qualify, you must score 95 or higher on the Gracie Combatives test.

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Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program

The Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program is designed to equip you with the tools to teach Women Empowered in your community. You must score 95 or higher on the Pink Belt test to qualify.

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Business Mastery Course

In this instructor-only course, over 100 successful CTC owners from around the world share their most successful business strategies.

The Military and Law Enforcement Track allows qualified professionals to access the real-world proven techniques of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Defensive Tactics Program.

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Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) is Gracie University's specialized Defensive Tactics program for law enforcement, military and first responders. Upon successful completion of the online Level 1 program, you will be certified to teach GST to members of your organization.

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GST Level 1 (Instructor Certification Program)

Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) is Gracie University's specialized Defensive Tactics program for law enforcement, military and first responders. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be certified to teach GST to members of your organization.

In the Level 2 GST course, we teach 15 additional techniques including submission counters, multiple officer arrest/control tactics, vehicle extractions and edged weapon defenses. This course is not yet available for Online Instructor Certification.

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GST Level 2 (Techniques Only)

In the Level 2 GST course we teach 15 additional techniques including submission counters, multiple officer arrest/control tactics, and vehicle extractions.