Program: The 32 Principles of Jiu-Jitsu

If jiu-jitsu were a tree, the trunk would represent the fundamental techniques that you would need in a street fight against an untrained opponent. The branches represent the 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. Although The 32 Principles curriculum was originally produced exclusively for the official Gracie University Purple to Brown Belt curriculum, the content exceeded our expectations so significantly that we decided it had to be made available to students or all ranks and all BJJ affiliations. Once you learn The 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: The 32 Principles: Part 1 (Principles 1-8)

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 Part 1 of The 32 Principles, you will learn the first eight principles: Connection, Detachment, Distance, Pyramid, Creation, Acceptance, Velocity and Clock.
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Course: The 32 Principles: Part 2 (Principles 9-16)

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 Part 2, 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: The 32 Principles: Part 3 (Principles 17-24)

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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 Part 3, you will learn the following eight principles: False Surrender, Depletion, Isolation, Sacrifice, Momentum, Pivot, Tagalong and Overload.
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Course: The 32 Principles: Part 4 (Principles 25-32)

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, so you can leave your own mark on jiu-jitsu. In Part 4, you will learn the final eight principles: Anchor, Ratchet, Buoyancy, Head Control, Redirection, Mobility, Centerline, and Grandmaster!
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