Topic: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu


Based on our estimates, 99.9% of the earth's population has never tried a jiu-jitsu lesson, making the white belt the most important and most difficult belt to earn in jiu-jitsu. The Gracie Combatives program is specifically designed for people with absolutely no previous jiu-jitsu experience. By taking your first Gracie Combatives lesson, either online or in person at a Certified Training Center, you will have earned your white belt and you will have joined the elite 0.1% of people who have embarked on the jiu-jitsu journey! Learn more about the Gracie Combatives course, and then sign-in and head over to your Dashboard to watch the first three lessons for free!

Beyond Gracie Combatives belt, 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 blue belt, you will qualify to test for purple belt at Gracie University HQ or one of many Certified Training Centers around the world.

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.

Women Empowered is the Gracie Self-defense Program for Women. Originally, this program could only be accessed at Gracie University HQ 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 Eve Torres Gracie and Rener Gracie!

Ryron and Rener Gracie started doing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu before they could walk, and in 2003, their grandfather, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded them their black belts in the art. Today, they attribute all their success to the confidence, discipline, and principles of healthy living that were instilled in them during their early years.

Through this website, you will learn the exact child-teaching process that the Gracies have been using for three generations. You will have the opportunity to bond with your child while instilling in them unshakable confidence that will shape the rest of their life.

While exploring the curriculum, please keep in mind that all the lessons are presented in a linear format, and as a result, maximum comprehension can only be acquired by completing the lessons in the prescribed sequence.

As your child advances through the curriculum, they will have the opportunity to qualify for official Gracie Bullyproof promotions from home using our ground-breaking Video Evaluation Process! Visit the Testing Center for details.