Program: The 32 Principles (Purple-to-Brown Belt)

If jiu-jitsu were a tree, Gracie Combatives would be the trunk representing the fundamental techniques that you would need in a street fight against an untrained opponent. The branches represent the Master Cycle, advanced techniques that you would use to overcome an opponent who is also trained in jiu-jitsu. The entire tree, however, is made possible by the roots which represent the 32 “Micro Principles” that make all of jiu-jitsu work the way it does. On your path from purple to brown belt, you will learn eight principles per stripe course, and once you learn all 32 Principles, you will see jiu-jitsu through an entirely different “lens.” You will learn techniques more easily, apply techniques more naturally, and improvise more effectively than you ever thought possible.

Course: Purple Belt Stripe 1 Course

Lead InstructorsRener GracieRyron Gracie
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Efficiency is the “Apex Principle” of jiu-jitsu, but there are 32 “Micro Principles” that make efficiency possible in every position and technique. In the Purple Belt Stripe 1 course, you will learn the first eight principles: Connection, Detachment, Distance, Pyramid, Creation, Acceptance, Velocity and Clock.
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Course: Purple Belt Stripe 2 Course

Lead InstructorsRener GracieRyron Gracie
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When you learn techniques, you understand jiu-jitsu; when you learn principles, you become jiu-jitsu. In the Purple Belt Stripe 2 course, you will learn eight more principles on the path to 32: River, Frame, Kuzushi, Reconnaissance, Prevention, Tension, Fork and Posture.
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Course: Purple Belt Stripe 3 Course

Lead InstructorsRener GracieRyron Gracie
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The stronger your relationship with the principles, the easier it will be for you to improvise in any situation for which you haven’t learned a specific technique. In the Purple Belt Stripe 3 course, you will learn the following eight principles: False Surrender, Depletion, Isolation, Sacrifice, Momentum, Pivot, Tagalong and Overload.
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Course: Purple Belt Stripe 4 Course

Lead InstructorsRener GracieRyron Gracie
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It was the Grandmaster relationship with the principles that enabled him to evolve jiu-jitsu so significantly over his lifetime. By learning the 32 Principles, you will evolve from a passive consumer of the art to an active contributor. You will learn the final eight principles: Anchor, Ratchet, Buoyancy, Head Control, Redirection, Mobility, Centerline, and Grandmaster!
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