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There are seven membership plans for you to choose from depending on your training objectives: Free, Bullyproof, Empowered, Combatives, Mastery, Unlimited, or VIP. Explore the benefits of each plan below. To make sure you get EXACTLY what you are looking for, you can try any membership plan for free for five days. Simply sign up for your plan of choice, and you'll get to try it free for five days before you pay a penny. After that, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can cancel your membership before the trial ends with the click of a single button. To start your 5-day Free Trial, select your preferred program from the list below and click "try it."

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is truly addictive! The simplicity, the effectiveness, the intellectual stimulation, the confidence, the fitness, the focus, and, most importantly, the fun you will have learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is so real that once you start, you won’t want to stop. With our Free Membership option, you can try Gracie Jiu-Jitsu without any risk or obligation. Simply register by creating a student profile and you can instantly access:
  • Introductory Lessons for all Courses
  • Gracie Combatives: Lessons 1, 2, and 3
  • Gracie Bullyproof - Lesson 4: Crazy Horse
  • Women Empowered: Lessons 2 and 8
  • Master Cycle - Blue Belt Stripe 4: Lesson 7
  • Gracie Combatives Handbook (65-page PDF Download)
  • The Empowerment Handbook (90-page PDF Download)
  • The Bullyproof Handbook (105-page PDF Download)
  • Gracie Combatives Belt Test Demonstration
  • Women Empowered Pink Belt Test Demonstration
  • Master Cycle Stripe Test Demonstrations
  • The Gracie University “Ask the Gracies” Forum Access
Free Membership: 100% Free, No Credit Card Required.
With our Bullyproof Subscription, you’ll get total access to the Gracie Bullyproof program, so you can teach your child from home, along with everything that comes with the Free membership. Additionally, you’ll have access to special library full of Narrated Sparring Videos and Bonus Gracie Breakdowns, with new videos uploaded every week!
Gracie Bullyproof
Sample Video: Gracie Game 4: Crazy Horse (Level 1)

Gracie Bullyproof is an at-home interactive training program designed to teach you, the parent, how to build your child's confidence and prepare your child for life the Gracie way! The program is broken down into five courses, starting with the Parent Preparation Course, in which we will teach you EXACTLY what you need to know to be your child's teacher so that you can guide them through each of the lessons while preserving the productive, yet fun, spirit of the program. Once you learn the teaching secrets, you'll be ready to start with the Gracie Games. These 10 playful jiu-jitsu exercises are guaranteed to kick start your child's love for jiu-jitsu. After that, they will need to learn the "Rules of Engagement" so they know precisely when they can and cannot use their techniques. With the rules learned, your child will be ready to begin Jr. Combatives. This is where they will learn the 33 non-violent techniques needed to neutralize a bully if they are physically attacked. One of the coolest features of the online Gracie Bullyproof program is the Video Evalaution Process for the kids. Every 20 lessons, you will issue the child a stripe, and every 80 lessons you will digitally record their performance of a 3-minute "bully battle" which we will use to assess their progress. If their performance meets Gracie University standards, for a child of their age and experience level, we will send you a new belt to be awarded to your child on our behalf!

Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring
Sample Video: Rener vs. Four Korean Black Belts
Learning techniques is one thing, understanding how to apply them in the context of fully-resistant sparring is another. With your Bullyproof Subscription plan on Gracie University, you also get access to this special library full of narrated live sparring featuring Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors. You’ll gain insight into exactly what they’re thinking every second of the match, and you’ll also see how they use targeted focus sparring exercises – such as positional sparring, fight simulation, and handicap sparring (two people vs. one, one arm tied down, blindfolded, etc) – to make the most out of every training session. New narrated sparring videos are uploaded every other week and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go!
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
If you love the Gracie Breakdowns on YouTube, you’re going to love the Bonus Breakdowns! With the Bullyproof Subscription you also get access to a secret library full of exclusive Gracie Breakdowns dating back to some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, and more! The library also features breakdown of Royce’s early UFC fights and Rickson’s early Vale Tudo bouts in Japan as well as all the Gracie Challenge matches that took place in the 1980's before the UFC was conceived. In addition to all the legendary Gracie Family fights, we breakdown all the modern MMA classics, including Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi, Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (1 and 2), and Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata, just to name a few! With new Bonus Breakdowns uploaded every other week, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning are applied in real fights at the highest level of competition!
Bullyproof Membership: $20/month or $200/year
With our Empowered Subscription, you’ll get total access to the Women Empowered program and the FITjitsu program along with everything that comes with the Free membership. Additionally, you’ll have access to special library full of Narrated Sparring Videos and Bonus Gracie Breakdowns, with new videos uploaded every week!
Women Empowered
Sample Video: Lesson 8, Slice 4: Guard Get-up

Women Empowered (WE) is widely regarded as the most comprehensive women's self-defense program ever produced. Based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques that have been tested and perfected for nearly a century, this 20-lesson course covers the most common and dangerous threats against women. It covers both the psychological and physical aspects of self-defense, including, but not limited to, how to defend against someone trying to subdue you, pin you to the ground, control you with hair grabs, or use a weapon to carry out an assault. The "linear curriculum" presents the techniques in the exact format that you would experience if you were personally trained by Rener and Eve at Gracie University Headquarters. Although no experience is necessary to get started, by the time you complete the program your self-defense reflexes will be rock solid, and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!

Test Your Skills & Earn Your Pink Belt
After you put in the time and master the techniques, you will have the opportunity to take the Women Empowered test! Using a revolutionary Video Evaluation Process, you will digitally record yourself performing the test, and then upload it to GracieUniversity.com. Your test will be reviewed by a certified instructor, and if your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will earn your Pink Belt!

FITjitsu – Get Fit, Fierce & Fight Ready from Home!
Sample Video: FITjitsu, Groundwork
This subscription also includes the FITjitsu course! FITjitsu is a jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your fitness to the next level! Led by Eve and Victoria Gracie, this 42-minute full-body workout will have you sweating and burning, all while learning the core self-defense movements of the Women Empowered program.

Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring
Sample Video: Rener vs. Four Korean Black Belts
Learning techniques is one thing, understanding how to apply them in the context of fully-resistant sparring is another. With your Empowered Subscription plan on Gracie University, you also get access to this special library full of narrated live sparring featuring Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors. You’ll gain insight into exactly what they’re thinking every second of the match, and you’ll also see how they use targeted focus sparring exercises – such as positional sparring, fight simulation, and handicap sparring (two people vs. one, one arm tied down, blindfolded, etc) – to make the most out of every training session. New narrated sparring videos are uploaded every other week and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go!
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
If you love the Gracie Breakdowns on YouTube, you’re going to love the Bonus Breakdowns! With the Empowered Subscription you also get access to a secret library full of exclusive Gracie Breakdowns dating back to some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, and more! The library also features breakdown of Royce’s early UFC fights and Rickson’s early Vale Tudo bouts in Japan as well as all the Gracie Challenge matches that took place in the 1980's before the UFC was conceived. In addition to all the legendary Gracie Family fights, we breakdown all the modern MMA classics, including Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi, Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (1 and 2), and Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata, just to name a few! With new Bonus Breakdowns uploaded every other week, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning are applied in real fights at the highest level of competition!
Empowered Membership: $20/month or $200/year
With our Combatives Subscription, you’ll get total access to the Gracie Combatives program along with everything that comes with the Free membership. Additionally, you’ll have access to special library full of Narrated Sparring Videos and Bonus Gracie Breakdowns, with new videos uploaded every week!
Gracie Combatives
Sample Video: Lesson 25 - Kimura Armlock

Gracie Combatives is Gracie University’s entry-level beginner program. Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of more than 600 techniques, studies of the challenge matches, conducted by members of our family over the last 90 years, show that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the others combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army Rangers, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. In this course, we use a new training process called Dynamic Reflex Development™ to take you, regardless of age or athletic ability, from no knowledge to "street ready" in the least amount of time possible. In each of the 36 lessons, we will teach you one technique using a series of simplified drills or Technical Slices™. After you perfect each variation of the technique, we will teach you how combine them in a Reflex Development Drill™. Once your reflexes are strong in the execution of all variations of the technique, we will show you how to combine the new move with 5-7 previously learned techniques in a carefully scripted Fight Simulation Drill™. To optimize learning, and to best prepare you for the Gracie Combatives Belt Qualification Test, we strongly encourage you to adhere to the curriculum and only proceed to the next lesson once you are absolutely comfortable with all aspects of the previous one. By mastering all the techniques in this course, individually and in every possible combination, you will qualify to be tested for promotion to Gracie Combatives belt via our video evaluation process. Using this groundbreaking testing method, you digitally record your performance, and then upload it in the Gracie University online testing center. A Gracie University instructor will evaluate your performance and if it meets Gracie University standards, we will send you an official Gracie Combatives belt.

Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring
Sample Video: Rener vs. Four Korean Black Belts
Learning techniques is one thing, understanding how to apply them in the context of fully-resistant sparring is another. With your Combatives Subscription plan on Gracie University, you also get access to this special library full of narrated live sparring featuring Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors. You’ll gain insight into exactly what they’re thinking every second of the match, and you’ll also see how they use targeted focus sparring exercises – such as positional sparring, fight simulation, and handicap sparring (two people vs. one, one arm tied down, blindfolded, etc) – to make the most out of every training session. New narrated sparring videos are uploaded every other week and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go!
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
If you love the Gracie Breakdowns on YouTube, you’re going to love the Bonus Breakdowns! With the Combatives Subscription you also get access to a secret library full of exclusive Gracie Breakdowns dating back to some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, and more! The library also features breakdown of Royce’s early UFC fights and Rickson’s early Vale Tudo bouts in Japan as well as all the Gracie Challenge matches that took place in the 1980's before the UFC was conceived. In addition to all the legendary Gracie Family fights, we breakdown all the modern MMA classics, including Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi, Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (1 and 2), and Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata, just to name a few! With new Bonus Breakdowns uploaded every other week, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning are applied in real fights at the highest level of competition!
Combatives Membership: $20/month or $200/year
With our Mastery Subscription, you’ll get total access to the Master Cycle program along with everything that comes with the Free membership. Additionally, you’ll have access to special library full of Narrated Sparring Videos and Bonus Gracie Breakdowns, with new videos uploaded every week!
Master Cycle
Sample Video: BBS4 – Lesson 7: Lapel Choke Series

Beyond Gracie Combatives, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, all of which have been organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle®. The Master Cycle is broken down into three levels, one for each belt after blue (purple, brown and black), and promotion to each new belt level requires successful completion of four stripe courses each of which features 60 lessons which are broken down into seven positional chapters. The Master Cycle lessons use the same “Technique Slicing” strategy found in the Gracie Combatives course, but, due to the complexity of the techniques, we use a revolutionary training exercise called Rapid Mastery Drills along with a variety of Focus Sparring exercises to internalize the techniques and develop reflexes at the end of each class. Upon perfecting all the techniques in a given stripe course, you will test for a stripe promotion via the video evaluation process. Once you earn all four stripes on your belt, you will qualify to test for promotion to the next belt. Even though all the Master Cycle lessons are categorized by belt (blue belt, purple belt, brown belt, and black belt), you may still benefit from viewing the Master Cycle lessons while still a white belt. In fact, we’ve found that new students who explore the Master Cycle curriculum while still going through the Gracie Combatives program learn more effectively, since they tend to understand the “big picture” much sooner and therefore they can put the techniques into context and more effectively “connect the dots.” The Master Cycle is a living curriculum with new chapters added every few months. Gold Membership qualifies you for instant addition of newly released lessons to your library.

Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring
Sample Video: Rener vs. Four Korean Black Belts
Learning techniques is one thing, understanding how to apply them in the context of fully-resistant sparring is another. With your Mastery Subscription plan on Gracie University, you also get access to this special library full of narrated live sparring featuring Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors. You’ll gain insight into exactly what they’re thinking every second of the match, and you’ll also see how they use targeted focus sparring exercises – such as positional sparring, fight simulation, and handicap sparring (two people vs. one, one arm tied down, blindfolded, etc) – to make the most out of every training session. New narrated sparring videos are uploaded every other week and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go!
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
If you love the Gracie Breakdowns on YouTube, you’re going to love the Bonus Breakdowns! With the Mastery Subscription you also get access to a secret library full of exclusive Gracie Breakdowns dating back to some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, and more! The library also features breakdown of Royce’s early UFC fights and Rickson’s early Vale Tudo bouts in Japan as well as all the Gracie Challenge matches that took place in the 1980's before the UFC was conceived. In addition to all the legendary Gracie Family fights, we breakdown all the modern MMA classics, including Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi, Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (1 and 2), and Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata, just to name a few! With new Bonus Breakdowns uploaded every other week, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning are applied in real fights at the highest level of competition!
Mastery Membership: $35/month or $350/year
With our Unlimited Subscription, you’ll get total access to the Gracie Bullyproof program, Empowered program, Combatives program, and Mastery program along with everything that comes with the Free membership. Additionally, you’ll have access to special library full of Narrated Sparring Videos and Bonus Gracie Breakdowns, with new videos uploaded every week!
Gracie Bullyproof
Sample Video: Gracie Game 4: Crazy Horse (Level 1)

Gracie Bullyproof is an at-home interactive training program designed to teach you, the parent, how to build your child's confidence and prepare your child for life the Gracie way! The program is broken down into five courses, starting with the Parent Preparation Course, in which we will teach you EXACTLY what you need to know to be your child's teacher so that you can guide them through each of the lessons while preserving the productive, yet fun, spirit of the program. Once you learn the teaching secrets, you'll be ready to start with the Gracie Games. These 10 playful jiu-jitsu exercises are guaranteed to kick start your child's love for jiu-jitsu. After that, they will need to learn the "Rules of Engagement" so they know precisely when they can and cannot use their techniques. With the rules learned, your child will be ready to begin Jr. Combatives. This is where they will learn the 33 non-violent techniques needed to neutralize a bully if they are physically attacked. One of the coolest features of the online Gracie Bullyproof program is the Video Evalaution Process for the kids. Every 20 lessons, you will issue the child a stripe, and every 80 lessons you will digitally record their performance of a 3-minute "bully battle" which we will use to assess their progress. If their performance meets Gracie University standards, for a child of their age and experience level, we will send you a new belt to be awarded to your child on our behalf!

Women Empowered
Sample Video:Lesson 8, Slice 4: Guard Get-up

Women Empowered (WE) is widely regarded as the most comprehensive women's self-defense program ever produced. Based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques that have been tested and perfected for nearly a century, this 20-lesson course covers the most common and dangerous threats against women. It covers both the psychological and physical aspects of self-defense, including, but not limited to, how to defend against someone trying to subdue you, pin you to the ground, control you with hair grabs, or use a weapon to carry out an assault. The "linear curriculum" presents the techniques in the exact format that you would experience if you were personally trained by Rener and Eve at Gracie University Headquarters. Although no experience is necessary to get started, by the time you complete the program your self-defense reflexes will be rock solid, and it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!

Test Your Skills & Earn Your Pink Belt
After you put in the time and master the techniques, you will have the opportunity to take the Women Empowered test! Using a revolutionary Video Evaluation Process, you will digitally record yourself performing the test, and then upload it to GracieUniversity.com. Your test will be reviewed by a certified instructor, and if your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will earn your Pink Belt!

FITjitsu – Get Fit, Fierce & Fight Ready from Home!
Sample Video: FITjitsu, Groundwork
This subscription also includes the FITjitsu course! FITjitsu is a jiu-jitsu-based exercise program that will unleash your inner badassery while taking your fitness to the next level! Led by Eve and Victoria Gracie, this 42-minute full-body workout will have you sweating and burning, all while learning the core self-defense movements of the Women Empowered program.

Gracie Combatives
Sample Video: Lesson 25 - Kimura Armlock

Gracie Combatives is Gracie University’s entry-level beginner program. Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of more than 600 techniques, studies of the challenge matches, conducted by members of our family over the last 90 years, show that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the others combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army Rangers, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. In this course, we use a new training process called Dynamic Reflex Development™ to take you, regardless of age or athletic ability, from no knowledge to "street ready" in the least amount of time possible. In each of the 36 lessons, we will teach you one technique using a series of simplified drills or Technical Slices™. After you perfect each variation of the technique, we will teach you how combine them in a Reflex Development Drill™. Once your reflexes are strong in the execution of all variations of the technique, we will show you how to combine the new move with 5-7 previously learned techniques in a carefully scripted Fight Simulation Drill™. To optimize learning, and to best prepare you for the Gracie Combatives Belt Qualification Test, we strongly encourage you to adhere to the curriculum and only proceed to the next lesson once you are absolutely comfortable with all aspects of the previous one. By mastering all the techniques in this course, individually and in every possible combination, you will qualify to be tested for promotion to Gracie Combatives belt via our video evaluation process. Using this groundbreaking testing method, you digitally record your performance, and then upload it in the Gracie University online testing center. A Gracie University instructor will evaluate your performance and if it meets Gracie University standards, we will send you an official Gracie Combatives belt.

Master Cycle
Sample Video: Lesson 7: Lapel Choke Series

Beyond Gracie Combatives, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, all of which have been organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle®. The Master Cycle is broken down into three levels, one for each belt after blue (purple, brown and black), and promotion to each new belt level requires successful completion of four stripe courses each of which features 60 lessons which are broken down into seven positional chapters. The Master Cycle lessons use the same “Technique Slicing” strategy found in the Gracie Combatives course, but, due to the complexity of the techniques, we use a revolutionary training exercise called Rapid Mastery Drills along with a variety of Focus Sparring exercises to internalize the techniques and develop reflexes at the end of each class. Upon perfecting all the techniques in a given stripe course, you will test for a stripe promotion via the video evaluation process. Once you earn all four stripes on your belt, you will qualify to test for promotion to the next belt. Even though all the Master Cycle lessons are categorized by belt (blue belt, purple belt, brown belt, and black belt), you may still benefit from viewing the Master Cycle lessons while still a white belt. In fact, we’ve found that new students who explore the Master Cycle curriculum while still going through the Gracie Combatives program learn more effectively, since they tend to understand the “big picture” much sooner and therefore they can put the techniques into context and more effectively “connect the dots.” The Master Cycle is a living curriculum with new chapters added every few months. Gold Membership qualifies you for instant addition of newly released lessons to your library.

Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring
Sample Video: Rener vs. Four Korean Black Belts
Learning techniques is one thing, understanding how to apply them in the context of fully-resistant sparring is another. With your Unlimited Subscription plan on Gracie University, you also get access to this special library full of narrated live sparring featuring Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors. You’ll gain insight into exactly what they’re thinking every second of the match, and you’ll also see how they use targeted focus sparring exercises – such as positional sparring, fight simulation, and handicap sparring (two people vs. one, one arm tied down, blindfolded, etc) – to make the most out of every training session. New narrated sparring videos are uploaded every other week and can be viewed from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go!
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
If you love the Gracie Breakdowns on YouTube, you’re going to love the Bonus Breakdowns! With the Unlimited Subscription you also get access to a secret library full of exclusive Gracie Breakdowns dating back to some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, and more! The library also features breakdown of Royce’s early UFC fights and Rickson’s early Vale Tudo bouts in Japan as well as all the Gracie Challenge matches that took place in the 1980's before the UFC was conceived. In addition to all the legendary Gracie Family fights, we breakdown all the modern MMA classics, including Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi, Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar (1 and 2), and Shinya Aoki vs. Katsuhiko Nagata, just to name a few! With new Bonus Breakdowns uploaded every other week, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning are applied in real fights at the highest level of competition!
Unlimited Membership: $45/month or $450/year
At Gracie University every student is part of the family, but not everyone is gets the VIP hookup. Not only does VIP membership give you unlimited access to all our online programs (except for Law Enforcement programs and Pedro Sauer Seminars), but it also gives you unprecedented training privileges at all Certified Training Centers (including Headquarters), free Gracie Seminar attendance, and a free Gracie Gift delivered to your doorstep every month!
Free CTC Training Privileges
While Gracie University provides you with the same course material and advancement opportunities that you’d find here at the Headquarters or at any Certified Training Center, it can’t perfectly replicate a live training experience. So, we encourage you to join us on the mat whenever possible. As a VIP student, you may train at any Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center in the world, including Gracie University Headquarters in California, for up to two weeks per year without paying a penny (Just to give you an idea of the value, the normal cost to train at Headquarters for one week is approximately $200!). Before you travel, search our database of Certified Training Centers for a school at your destination location. Let the CTC know you’ll be visiting so they can confirm your VIP status with the team at Headquarters, and once you’re approved, you’ll be invited to train for up to two weeks, for free!
Free Gracie Seminar Access
Ryron, Rener, and other black belt instructors from Gracie University regularly teach seminars all over the world. We highly recommend you attend these seminars at every opportunity to experience first-hand the Gracie techniques, philosophies, and training methods. Often, the instructors include material that isn’t yet part of the Gracie University curriculum. As a VIP member, you may attend up to two Gracie University hosted seminars per year at no charge. Free seminar access includes the highly popular 2-hour Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Mastery Seminars, but does not include specialty camps, Pedro Sauer seminars or seminars taught by other members of the Gracie Family (who aren’t affiliated with GU). When a seminar listing pops up that you'd like to attend, simply send an email to Racquel, your VIP Services Coordinator, and she'll save your spot. In the event that a seminar sells out before you're able to secure a spot, don't worry, we always find a way to make space for our VIP family members!
Note: Your VIP Family Membership will need to be active for at least two months before you are allowed to redeem the free CTC training and free seminar attendance privileges.
Surprise Gracie Gift Every Month
In the Gracie Family, we try to keep it real on the highest level, and as a VIP student, we expect you to do the same! When you sign up for VIP membership, you will provide us with your mailing address, your belt rank, and your clothing sizes. Every month, we will send you a gift ranging from a t-shirt or hoodie to a new rashguard. The best part is that you will receive your surprise gifts before they are made available for sale to the general public, so you’ll always be one choke ahead of the pack! As soon as you sign up for the VIP plan, you'll receive an e-mail request for you to send your clothing sizes and mailing address to Racquel, our VIP Services Coordinator, so we can start sending your surprise gifts right away!
VIP Customer Service
As a VIP member, you will have special privileges not available to any other students. In order to ensure the highest level of customer service, we have a dedicated VIP Services Coordinator, Racquel Kussman (also the first female Gracie University Black Belt), to take care of anything you need. Upon enrollment, you will be given access to a special e-mail address set up exclusively for you and other VIPs. If you ever want to attend a free seminar or drop-in at a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center for a few classes, simply send a quick email over to Racquel, and she will set everything up for you in advance, so that all you need to worry about is bringing a gi and keeping it real!
VIP Membership: $99/month or $990/year