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!

New to Gracie University? Check out this in-depth review by the popular jiu-jitsu website BJJ Eastern Europe - 'Gracie University Review - Pros and Cons of the Online Academy.'

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.



Gracie Combatives - Beginner Program

The Gracie Combatives course is comprised of 36 lessons covering the core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Completion of the lessons and mastery of the techniques will lead to Blue Belt Qualification.


Gracie Philosophy

Explore the Gracie Philosophy and learn how it has changed the world of martial arts.


Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course

The objective of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 course is to build on your Gracie Combatives foundation.


Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course

The objective of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 course is to build on the techniques you learned in the Blue Belt Stripe 1 course.


Blue Belt Stripe 3 Course

In the Blue Belt Stripe 3 course, we will continue to build on what you learned in the Blue Belt Stripe 1 and Blue Belt Stripe 2 courses.


Blue Belt Stripe 4 Course

In the Blue Belt Stripe 4 course, we will continue to build on what you learned in the Blue Belt Stripe 1, Blue Belt Stripe 2 and Blue Belt Stripe 3 courses.


Women Empowered 2.0 - Pink Belt Qualification Course

New curriculum, new techniques, new testing requirements, and an entirely new instructor certification program for those who want to teach women's self-defense!



FITjitsu is a beginner friendly jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your 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.


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.


Gracie Games™

Handed down over 3 generations, these playful exercises will engage your child in the learning process while simultaneously introducing them to fundamental self-defense principles.


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.


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.


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.

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


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.


Instructor Certification Program

The Gracie University Instructor Certification Program is the most comprehensive teacher’s curriculum ever created for any martial art, let alone jiu-jitsu.


Business Mastery Course

Hosted by Rener Gracie, the Business Mastery course brings together CTC owners from around the world to discuss the most successful sales, marketing, and business administration strategies being used at CTCs worldwide!


Gracie Bullyproof Summer Camp: Instructor Course

This course covers information regarding the Gracie Bullyproof Summer Camp: Instructor Course.

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


Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) is Gracie University’s specialized Defensive Tactics (DT) program for military and law enforcement professionals. To see a GST orientation video and to learn more about the online GST course, please click on the button below.


Gracie Survival Tactics (Level 1)

Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) is Gracie University's specialized Defensive Tactics (DT) program for military and law enforcement professionals.


Gracie Survival Tactics (Level 2)

GST 2 continues where GST 1 leaves off.

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!


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!


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.