Gracie Games: Intro Class

Lead Instructor:  Ryron and Rener Gracie
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  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


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Lesson Slices

  1. Intro Class

Lead Instructor

Ryron and Rener Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructors

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.


Other Lessons in This Course


Gracie Games: Intro Class

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Gracie Game: Spiderkid

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Gracie Game: Shark Bite

If you find yourself trapped under a bully who is bigger and stronger than you, you need to have a plan otherwise you will lose the fight. In this game you will learn one of the most reliable escap...

Gracie Game: Bulldozer

If a bulldozer were rolling through your neighborhood it would not be wise to play with it because you might get crushed. But, if you ever find yourself on top of a bully who starts rolling like a ...

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Gracie Game: Crazy Horse

In order to ride a regular horse you only need to be regular, in order to ride a crazy horse you need to be crazy! In this game you will learn critical control strategies that will prepare you to r...

Gracie Game: Tackle the Giant

If a very angry giant enters your neighborhood and tries to crush all the houses with his feet, you have two choices: 1) run for your life, and 2) tackle the giant. We recommend the latter. Perfe...

Gracie Game: Crocodile Control

If you happened to be wandering through the swamps and you happen to stumble upon a sleeping crocodile you should probably leave it alone. But, if your goal were to catch the crocodile, it would b...

Gracie Game: Base Battle

If you’re walking home from school and some crazy kid tries to push you into the street to play soccer with him, you will need to have solid base to stay safe. In this game we are going to teach y...

Gracie Game: Snake Bite

During the Shark Bite game, you learned how to escape from underneath a bully who is trying to punch you in the face. In this game we will teach you how to use Snake Bite strategies to escape from...

Gracie Game: Guard Monster

If you get mounted on top of a monster, chances are you will get thrown off, and when you do, you will use the guard to stay safe. In this game you will learn how to block punches and control the m...

Gracie Game: Crazy Legs

After you use the Shark Bite, or the Snake Bite, and you end up inside the bully’s legs, the goal is to stay tight and step over to achieve the mount or side mount. If you can’t control their legs,...

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Jr. Combatives Readiness Test

Once you complete all 10 Gracie Games, start over and do them again. Continue this recycling process until you perfected every detail of the 10 games. Only once you can execute all techniques sea...