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Gracie University is your gateway to the most complete and easy-to-follow video-based martial arts curriculum on the web. With the new subscription plans, not only can you get total access to the ever-growing linear curriculum for a small monthly fee, but you can unlock the all-new Bonus Gracie Breakdowns and the Narrated Gracie Sparring Video Library! Watch the video below to see Ryron and Rener break down the new video libraries in full detail!

5-Day Free Trial with Every Plan!

There are six membership plans for you to choose from: Free, Silver, Gold, Breakdown+, Platinum, or VIP Family. Explore the benefits of each plan on the table 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" (Note: We recommend Platinum Membership since that gives you access to all content during your free trial, and you can always downgrade at a later date). If you'd like to review some frequently asked questions regarding the subscription programs, click here.
Please note that each student gets one trial period and it is only possible to have one subscription at a time. If you subscribe at a new level your earlier subscription will automatically be cancelled.
Free Silver Gold Breakdown+ Platinum VIP Family
6 Free Lessons
Gracie Combatives Handbook
Test Demonstrations
"Ask the Gracies" Forum
Gracie Combatives
Women Empowered
Master Cycle
Live Sparring Videos
Bonus Breakdowns
Gracie Bullyproof
Free Training at Any Gracie Academy CTC (including headquarters)
Free Seminar Access
Free Surprise Gracie Gift Shipped to your doorstep every month
VIP Customer Service
Monthly Subscription* $0
Yearly Subscription*
(Save Over 15% & Get a FREE Autographed GU T-shirt!)
*CTC Family Member Discount: If you are an active student at any Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center (CTC), you qualify for an additional 25% discount on any subscription program listed above. Click here to learn more about the benefits of CTC Family Membership.
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 risk or obligation. Simply register by creating a profile and you can instantly access:
  • Lessons 1, 2, and 3, of the Gracie Combatives beginner program
  • Lessons 1 and 6 of the Women Empowered course
  • Lesson 1 of the Master Cycle Blue Belt Stripe 1 course
  • The Gracie Combatives Belt Qualification Handbook (65-page free download)
  • The official Gracie Combatives Belt Test
  • The official Women Empowered Pink Belt Test
  • The official Master Cycle Blue Belt Stripe Tests (1-4)
  • Several Video Tests submitted by actual GU students
  • The Gracie University “Ask the Gracies” Forum
Free Membership: 100% Free, No Credit Card Required.
The Silver Membership gives you access to the complete Gracie Combatives program and the Women Empowered course, so that you can learn the most important street self-defense techniques from home and test for official belt promotions via the Video Evaluation Process!
Gracie Combatives
Sample Video: Lesson 25 - Kimura Armlock (Basic Application)
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.
Women Empowered
Sample Video: Lesson 6 - Guard Get-up (Super Lock Variation)
Women Empowered is the Gracie Self-defense Program for women. Originally, this 15-lesson program could only be accessed at Gracie University in Torrance, CA, but now, the entire program is available online, so you can complete the course from the comfort of your own home under the direct guidance of Ryron & Rener, along with special guest instructor, Eve Gracie. To ensure that your at-home learning experience emulates the live training students receive at Gracie University Headquarters in Torrance, California, we present the Women Empowered lessons online in precisely the same format that you would experience if you were to receive one-on-one training at Gracie University. Once you are 100% confident in your execution of all the Women Empowered techniques we invite you to take the Pink Belt Qualification Test via our video evaluation process so we can assess your skills. If your performance meets Gracie University standards, we will mail you an official certificate of completion and a pink belt to symbolize your accomplishment!
Silver Membership: $20/month or $200/year
The Gold Membership adds the ever-growing Master Cycle course to your curriculum. Accessing the Master Cycle not only unlocks over 100 hours of ultra-detailed, step-by-step personal instruction, but also instantly adds each newly released Master Cycle chapter to your personal library before it is released to the general public!
Master Cycle
Sample Video: Lesson 39 - Double Threat (Straight Armlock)
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.
BBS4 Chapter 4: The current level of curriculum access available exclusively to Gold Members and above is Blue Belt, Stripe 4, Chapter 4.
Gold Membership: $35/month or $350/year
If you're interested in accessing the new Bonus Gracie Breakdowns and the Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring video libraries, but you already own the rest of the curriculum, our Breakdown+ Membership is the perfect option. This gives you full access to a continuous stream of Bonus Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring videos for only $20/month or $200/year. New videos are added weekly!
Breakdown+ Membership: $20/month or $200/year
Platinum Membership is our most popular plan. It not only provides total access to Gracie University, but also unlocks the complete Gracie Bullyproof program (in case you have kids of your own OR want to help empower someone else's kids against bullies) as well as two new groundbreaking video libraries: 1) The Gracie-Narrated Live Sparring videos, and 2) the Bonus Gracie Breakdown videos. With new videos being added to each of these libraries every month, all you have to do is watch…and learn!
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. Purple Belt (Both Hands Tied)
In this special video library, we give you unprecedented access to the live sparring sessions at Gracie University Headquarters. In each video, you’ll watch Ryron, Rener, or one of the other Gracie University instructors, sparring with partners of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels in gi and no-gi training sessions. You’ll also see how the Gracies 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 optimize technical mastery and reflex development. Best of all, every sparring match is fully narrated by Ryron or Rener Gracie! Not only will you be able to see how all the techniques should be applied in real time against resistant opponents, but you get to listen in and learn the exact thought process the Gracie Brothers use to make it all possible! The bottom line is that this video library will help you reach technical and mindset mastery faster than ever before, making it an essential growth tool in the arsenal of any dedicated Gracie Jiu-Jitsu student! These insightful videos can only be accessed through a Gracie University subscription plan, and, like all other GU videos, they can be viewed from any smartphone or mobile device. With new Gracie-Narrated sparring videos being uploaded every month, this is certainly one of the most important and entertaining video libraries we offer.
Bonus Gracie Breakdowns
Sample Video: Royce Gracie vs. Jason DeLucia (Gracie Academy - 1991)
Learning the techniques is one thing, understanding how they are applied in the context of a real fight is another. Seeing how quickly the Gracie Breakdowns have become the most popular Gracie videos on YouTube, we decided to take it to the next level with a special video library filled exclusively with Bonus Gracie Breakdowns! We scoured over 90 years of Gracie family fights and nearly 20 years of MMA matches, and we have produced full-length, play-by-play Gracie Breakdown instructional videos for each and every memorable fight! As a Platinum Member, you have access to the complete Bonus Gracie Breakdown Video Library. This library contains not only some of the most amazing Gracie family fights in history – Helio vs. Kimura, Rickson vs. Zulu, Gracie Academy vs. Karate Academy challenge, etc. – but we also breakdown 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 we created the UFC. 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! We even do a series of breakdowns on Kazushi Sakuraba and his brilliant matches with the Gracies over the years. With the addition of exciting new Gracie Breakdowns every month, this library ties for first place as the most entertaining video library on Gracie University.
Platinum Membership: $45/month or $450/year
All Gracie University students are part of the family, but not all family members are VIPs! VIP Family Membership not only qualifies you for access to all Gracie University video libraries, but also gives you unprecedented training privileges at all Gracie Certified Training Centers, including Headquarters. In addition, you’re invited to participate in up to two Gracie Seminars for free every year. But, the coolest part of being a VIP Family Member is receiving a surprise gift from us 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 Family Member, 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 $160!). Before you travel, search the online list of Certified Training Centers for an accredited school at your destination. If you find one, just stop in and tell them that you are a “Gracie University VIP Family Member.” Once the CTC leader verifies your VIP status online, you may join any group classes for free for up to two weeks…it’s that simple.
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 Family 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. When a seminar listing pops up that you'd like to attend, simply send an email to Racquel, our 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 Gift Plan
In the Gracie Family, we try to keep it real on the highest level, and as a VIP Family Member, we expect you to do the same! When you sign up for VIP Family 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 simple accessories to cool new gear. The best part is that, as a VIP Family Member, 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 VIP Family Membership, you'll receive an e-mail request for you to send your clothing sizes and mailing address to Racquel, our VIP Services Coordinator, and soon thereafter you'll start receiving your surprise gifts!
VIP Customer Service
As a VIP Family 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, 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 Family Membership: $99/month or $990/year