Course: Gracie Survival Tactics (Level 2)

Lead Instructors:  Rener GracieRyron Gracie
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GST 2 continues where GST 1 leaves off.

Course Lessons (17)

Intro Class

The GST Level 1 course was developed and refined over nearly two decades. Even though the techniques have modified and adapted several times over, the core objective has remained the same: give th...

Lesson 1: Twisting Arm Control

The Twisting Arm Control (TAC) is one of the most reliable ways to control an actively aggressive subject without causing injury. It can be used to exhaust the subject until the opportunity arises ...

Lesson 2: Knee on Stomach

The Knee on Stomach position is briefly discussed in the Level 1 course, but it is reintroduced here due to the extremely high likelihood of its use in combat. When utilized properly, this position...

Lesson 3: Advanced Guard Get-up

The most important ground fighting technique you need to know is how to get out of the ground fight as quickly and safely as possible. In Level 1, we introduced the Guard Get-up as a means of getti...

Lesson 4: Back Mount Escape (New)

With the growing popularity of MMA, more and more bad guys are becoming familiar with basic fighting strategies. If you ever find yourself on all fours during an ambush, it’s not unlikely that an a...

Lesson 5: Cross Draw Weapon Retention

The Level 1 course features several weapon retention strategies for use against a subject who aims to use the near side arm to access your weapon, but not if he uses the far side arm in a cross-dra...

Lesson 6: Multiple Officer Arrest Procedure

In the Level 1 course we discuss many techniques with regards to arresting a subject in a single officer scenario. In the event that there are two or more officers, the arrest will be that much eas...

Lesson 7: Vascular Neck Restraint

The Vascular Neck Restraint (VNR) was introduced in Level 1 as a very effective way to control an actively aggressive subject. In this lesson, we will teach you three variations on how to secure t...

Lesson 8: Rear Takedown

In a multiple officer arrest scenario, it is very common for one officer to be in front of the subject, and the other officer be behind or off to the side. In this lesson, we will discuss how to a...

Lesson 9: Two-Man Takedown

More often than not, when two officers are dealing with one subject they attempt to establish a “one in front, one in back” configuration in order to have the greatest tactical advantage. The chal...

Lesson 10: Wall-Pin Tactics

During an altercation in a confined space, it’s almost certain that you will find yourself up against a wall or other flat surface within moments of engaging with the subject. In this lesson, we t...

Lesson 11: Standing Headlock Defenses

Headlocks are the brawler’s favorite submission hold. In Level 1 we discuss several variations for headlock escapes on the ground, and now it’s time to take our headlock comfort to the next level....

Lesson 12: Guillotine Defense (New)

Like the headlock, the standing guillotine choke or restraint is a very common and effective strategy for untrained individuals to use in a physical altercation. The Law Enforcement officer cannot...

Lesson 13: Standing Weapon Retention

The statistics of police officers shot with their own firearms is alarmingly high. In this lesson, we will discuss some additional weapon retention strategies from standing situations, starting wi...

Lesson 14: Edged Weapon Defense

Our friends over at www.Setcan.com have done some in depth research regarding the most common types of edged weapon attacks, and the m...

Lesson 15: Tactical Vehicle Extraction

Most Law Enforcement professionals will find themselves in a position where they will have to extract a non-compliant, resisting subject from a vehicle (ex: traffic stops, vehicle checkpoints, etc)...


Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course Topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with the drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Lead Instructors

Rener Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructor

Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.

Rorion introduced his sons to the art as soon as they could walk. As children, they watched him teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn’t until they observed their father and uncles – Royce, Rickson, and Royler – easily winning challenge matches that they began to comprehend fully the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Even more important, Ryron and Rener recognized the profound impact the family’s art had on all who studied it. The life changing transformations of Gracie University students motivated the brothers to teach the art. While constantly perfecting their physical techniques, they worked equally hard to master the powerfully effective instruction methods developed by their forbearers. In 2003, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded Ryron and Rener black belts in recognition of their mastery of his unique techniques and teaching methodologies.

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Ryron Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructor

Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.

Rorion introduced his sons to the art as soon as they could walk. As children, they watched him teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn’t until they observed their father and uncles – Royce, Rickson, and Royler – easily winning challenge matches that they began to comprehend fully the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Even more important, Ryron and Rener recognized the profound impact the family’s art had on all who studied it. The life changing transformations of Gracie University students motivated the brothers to teach the art. While constantly perfecting their physical techniques, they worked equally hard to master the powerfully effective instruction methods developed by their forbearers. In 2003, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded Ryron and Rener black belts in recognition of their mastery of his unique techniques and teaching methodologies.

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