With our Unlimited Subscription, you’ll get access to the 32 Principles of Jiu-Jitsu (the most popular course we’ve ever released), the Street Choke Mastery Seminar, and all the programs covered under the other subscription plans. From a content perspective, this is as good as it gets.
The 32 Principles of Jiu-Jitsu (a.k.a. The Purple-to-Brown Belt Curriculum)*
Sample Video: Intro Class
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 to make it available to students of all ranks and all BJJ affiliations and it quickly became our number-one selling program of all time. 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.
*The 32 Principles are divided into four parts, one for each stripe on the Purple Belt. Each stripe course consists of eight principles. The 32 Principles Mini-Masterclass will be unlocked as soon as you activate your free trial. This one-hour lesson unlocks the power of Principles-based Learning for you and completely transform how you learn jiu-jitsu. Once your 5-day free trial is over and your first payment is processed, the Purple Belt Stripe 1 Course will be unlocked so you’ll have access to the first eight principles. The remaining three stripe courses will be unlocked in your library gradually, one per month, until you have full access to all four stripe courses. Once full access has been granted, The 32 Principles will remain unlocked in your lesson library indefinitely, as long as you maintain an active subscription.
**As a subscriber, your access to The 32 Principles will be granted in the “Master Cycle Purple-to-Brown Belt” section of your Lesson Library and not under the 32 Principles “Seminar” section. The 32 Principles are exactly the same regardless of where you access them from, so you’re not missing anything. Enjoy!
Street Choke Mastery Seminar
Sample Video: Back Rope – Ezekiel Choke (Guard)
This might be the most important video seminar you ever watch in your life! Captured live at Gracie University Headquarters in front of audience of over 250 eager students, Ryron and Rener teach 16 simple and highly effective chokes that are exclusively designed to be applied using regular articles of clothing. Whether you’re just getting started in jiu-jitsu, or you are a seasoned practitioner, when it comes to maximizing your choke seizing potential in a street fight, this is the first and last seminar you’ll need!
Master Cycle (Blue-to-Purple Belt)
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®. From Blue to Purple Belt, The Master Cycle is broken down into four levels, one for each stripe on the Blue Belt. Each stripe course consists of 60 lessons, and each lesson consists of 3-5 techniques or slices. 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 method called Rapid Mastery Drilling 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 have the opportunity to test for a stripe promotion via the video evaluation process. Once you earn all four stripes on your Blue Belt, you will qualify to test for promotion to Purple Belt via live in-person evaluation with an authorized black belt instructor at a Certified Training Center. Even though this subscription does give you access to all the techniques you need to advance from Blue to Purple Belt, you are not required to pursue official Gracie University belt promotion in order to access the material. We have many students who train under different affiliations and/or hold different ranks in BJJ who use the curriculum to supplement the training they are receiving elsewhere and that’s totally fine.
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.
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.
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 Evaluation 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!
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. With hundreds of Gracie-Narrated sparring videos instantly available to you, and new videos uploaded periodically, you'll never run out of opportunities to grow!
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 this 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 over 200 Bonus Breakdowns at your fingertips, and new ones uploaded periodically, you’ll never run out of opportunities to see how the techniques you’re learning can be applied in real fights at the highest level!
LIVE Lessons from Headquarters
Sample Video: Solo Gracie Combatives LIVE
Traditionally, you need a partner to learn jiu-jitsu. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we modified all of our adult curriculums so that every single lesson could be completed without a partner. With the modified curriculums in place, we began conducting live, two-way video lessons using the Zoom platform for all of our programs, and the response was INCREDIBLE! Students were improving their technique mindset, mobility, visualization, and breathing, all from their living room floor, without a partner! Initially, these live lessons were intended only for students at Gracie University Headquarters in Torrance, but the results have been so remarkable that we've decided to record these interactive live lessons and make them available to Gracie University subscribers. With your Unlimited Subscription, you'll receive a new lesson for each of our programs (Gracie Combatives, Gracie Bullyproof, Women Empowered, and Master Cycle) every week, so you can join the fun and complete the lessons from home, at your own pace! The best part is that all adult lessons are designed to be completed without a partner, and for the Gracie Bullyproof lessons, we recommend you (the parent) partner with your child for the best experience!
Unlimited Membership: $135/month or $1350/year $75/month or $750/year
Unlimited Membership: $135/month or $1350/year $75/month or $750/year