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Q. I see that women empowered now has a new updated 2.0 version. I read somewhere that they intend to update the combatives program as well. Any truth to the rumor? If so, when can we expect to see Combatives 2.0, and should I wait for it to be released before starting the program?
bristol19 (6/17/2019 6:50 AM)
A. Don't wait! Combatives 2.0 will likely preserve all of the GC foundational techniques, but refine them based on our experience teaching through Gracie University.
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Q. I just started BJJ couple weeks ago, at a close convenient location from home. It is an affiliated Carlson Gracie Academy, which I sense is more oriented for sport JJ from what I've learnt from Gracie University and online. Any tips or things not to do to get confused with learning Gracie Compatives and continuing with training at the gym? Would you advise me practising Gracie Combatives with a partner at my gym or is there a professional courtesy not to bring outside systems into another gym? Training system is awesome and I'm just thrown into the deep end, but I feel even in the BJJ fundamentals, all ranks participate, and there really hasn't been a structured basics to start for new beginners? any advice? this is the prime reason for me to start Gracie Combatives get a good foundation to combine the practical sparring and drills at my gym. thanks for your feedback (sorry it was a bunch:))!!
IanBillingham (6/15/2019 11:39 AM)
A. Be careful and tap early!
Q. Hello, I've just bought lesson 5 using Paypal but I can't access it, is there a time delay before I can? Or have I gone wrong somewhere?
Plod (6/13/2019 1:54 AM)
A. Make sure you have redeemed the access code that was provided on the purchase confirmation page or displayed on the email receipt. You can redeem your access code from the "manage access codes" page. Once you redeem your access code you will have access to your content. If you have any further questions feel free to email
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Q. I want to learn Gracie jiu-jitsu but I don't have a certified training center and a Gracie garage near me so what should I do?
joey444555 (6/9/2019 8:32 AM)
A. That's exactly why this site exists! Find a training partner, start with lesson 1, and make it happen!
Q. Can people learn Gracie jiu-jitsu if they re underweight, extremely weak or anorexic?
joey444555 (5/28/2019 5:39 AM)
A. Absolutely, some of the techniques may need to be modified slightly.
Q. How long should I consider as each lesson. I'm in the gym 2 to 3 hours a day...not all on 1 lesson.. Can I consider an hour per lesson...can I consoder that 3 lessons a day if I do an hour on each lesson? Or should I be cutting back my gym time?
HudWolf (5/6/2019 9:47 PM)
A. An hour per lesson is a good bench mark.
Q. can I buy the course on amazon
fractalzen (4/29/2019 5:13 PM)
A. Buy it here!
Q. Hello. Lesson 1 discussed indicator mastery. Is there an actual lesson dedicated to this?
Aaron_S (4/22/2019 9:22 PM)
A. Every lesson discusses indicators! The more you practice, the better you will become!
Q. Is there a place I can go to find tips for training with or teaching a blind person? A lot is obvious about what must be done but I wondered if there was any advice out there. I’ve been teaching my friends so I’d have someone to train with, and I have found another person who is very interested, but is completely blind.
Temple Guardian (4/18/2019 5:21 PM)
A. Unfortunately, not at the moment. It can be super challenging, but very rewarding! Go for it and please keep us posted!
Q. Thank You guys. Will be training online with you so I don't miss any fundamentals as well as at VictoryMMA in San Diego, CA with Dean Lister and Jocko Willink and the crew. Excited!
Jon Fortenberry (4/15/2019 7:48 PM)
A. Awesome, enjoy the journey!
Q. This is so cool thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn the beautiful art of BJJ all the way from Australia.
Mo3y4R (4/10/2019 10:14 AM)
A. Welcome to the family, enjoy!
Q. HI! I have lumbalgia (minor pain in the back) do you recommend me to do jiu jitsu? Best regards!
agus (4/2/2019 11:37 AM)
A. That's a great conversation to have your doctor. We have many students, and instructors, in similar situations.
Q. How old do you have to be to start the combative course. My son is 12 yrs and we would like to take the course together as partners. Is this possible? Also do we both have to pay the course fee? Simon
2dog (2/26/2019 4:58 PM)
A. You are both good to go! Your son won't be eligible to test for his Combatives Belt until he is 14 no problem! Share the lessons, but you will each need your own, individual account, for the video test submission process.
Q. As a 63 yr old total beginner and in watching the intro class videos, one of my concerns is with warming up before a class. Granted, I'm a bit out of shape, and want to avoid as many injuries as I can. You mentioned that one should review what one has done in slow movement fashions. The problem with me is that I want to warm-up, so as to prevent possible injuries and muscle strains, but you offer nothing in regards to warming up total beginners like me. What exercises should I be doing to effectively warm up? This might also be a good intro video opportunity as well... Thanks, you both are awesome teachers and I've enjoyed watching your videos.
Fr. Tom (2/15/2019 1:49 AM)
A. Pretty much anything involving movement is going to help you warm up. There are thousands of videos available online. Develop and fine tune a system that works best for you.
Q. Best teachers n the game wish ilived so cal
Joefree (2/14/2019 10:28 AM)
A. Thanks for the feedback!
Q. This is legit guys been drillin combatirives w my son 5 to 6 days a week about 7 months went to a tenth planet last night started off 8 n o got twisting arm to armbar took back 2 times rear naked couple americanas seriously got tired and a big guy looked like giant boby builder and he said he been doing it a long tme had like 80 lbson me
Joefree (2/14/2019 10:27 AM)
A. Nice. Thanks for the feedback!
Q. Hi, I often travel on business and would like to use the opportunity when I'm sitting in a plane or train to watch my lessons. Can I get my videos on DVD or is there a way to download them?
Armin Armani (2/13/2019 4:35 PM)
A. The Gracie Combatives DVDs are available for purchase in the Gracie Store!
Q. Hi, I am from Germany and don't have a certified training center / garage or antyhing nearby (rural region) I do have some space to set up a training room in my barn, so I could do the solo learning part and maybe I can motivate a training partner (if not, I have to convince my wife ) ) How far could I advance in the course / belt system if I do most of the lessons by solo learning and then testing in the next training centre aviable - which is about a 3 hour drive away I was learning judo for the good of 10 years so I know solo learning combat sports is difficult, and I just wanted to know how far the online training course could take me! Thanks in advance! :)
Krellshand (2/3/2019 9:50 AM)
A. Solo drilling has its place, but you need a live partner to develop the correct reflexes!
Q. how do i become a certified gracie garage?
Dirty dozen side gua (1/27/2019 8:19 PM)
A. Please click on the "LOCATIONS" tab at the top of this page. Then click on the "Start a Gracie Garage" link from the drop down menu. All the info is there, make it happen!
Q. does this free training come with a free gi and belt and mat time? I was just wondering because im considering changing schools from combat -do to your school and they were my sponsors when i was 15-18 years old im 34 years old now i have recived a green belt from that school ,also do i have to start all over i was going to recive me black belt from that school just before i left that school
Dirty dozen side gua (1/27/2019 8:17 PM)
A. The first 3 lessons, and some other introductory videos, are free. The rest, including a gi and belt, are available for purchase. Check out the Gracie Store!
Q. There are no school around me that are qualified in your program, I would like to add your curriculum to my school. However I am not a big fan of solo video learning. What is your advise? I am currently a ranked Taekwondo instructor with a strong program, but find in necessary to supplement our self defense with techniques for when the fight goes beyond a controled standing confrontation
RobertV (1/27/2019 3:12 PM)
A. Find a training partner, and dive in! It's amazing, trust us!
Q. My wife and I have decided to start this new journey into the art of BJJ! We are really excited to undertake this new discipline and learn everything we can. Thank you, Gracie University!
corbinsmith897 (1/26/2019 2:37 PM)
A. Amazing! Welcome to the family, enjoy your journey!
Q. I'm 36 and have just discovered completely new approach in martial arts and self defense. Congratulation for everything you do in education, especially for kids in "Bullyproof" program. I'm planning to start online "Gracie Combatives - Beginner Program" this spring when my younger brother come home from studies, so we can practice together. Kindest regards from Montenegro, wish you all the best...
dalibor82 (1/12/2019 3:06 AM)
A. Awesome, welcome to the family!!
Q. Tienen una versión en español
Fitostereo (12/26/2018 6:55 PM)
A. Lo siento, no en este momento.
Q. hello all . there is a chat in the lesson with other participants , would it be ok to ask if anybody is close to where we live would they like to practice ? of is that not allowed ? Thank you
UNCLE HUERO (12/26/2018 5:38 PM)
A. Sure!
Q. hi I live in Dubai and i wanted to know what to do if i dont have a gracie garage near me and my brothers dont want to train with me
Rayyan (12/24/2018 7:13 AM)
A. Consider opening a Gracie Garage of your own!
Q. I tried to find the location I train at but it was not listed. Does that mean the location is not part of the Gracie University?
Nlaw (12/12/2018 9:38 PM)
A. Correct.
Q. how much does this course cost
DSEX (11/30/2018 1:21 AM)
A. It depends. You can purchase the entire Gracie Combatives course, or you can purchase individual lessons as you go. Please click on the "CURRICULUM" tab at the top of this page. From the drop down menu, select "Programs". All the information is there.
Q. Can you lose weight doing this cladd
Asiri69 (11/28/2018 2:21 PM)
A. Absolutely! Although that is not the main objective, many people trim down once they begin the journey!
Q. Is Gracie Combatives the only requirement for blue belt? Are the blue stripe classes for purple belt?
YeshuaElohim (11/27/2018 3:16 PM)
A. Graduating from the Gracie Combatives program is the requirement for earning your Combatives Belt. The Blue Belt stripe courses are geared towards earning your Purple Belt!
Q. Hi I found a Gracie garage near me but i havent gotten a response after sending a couple emails. I was just wondering what the the fees for attending a gracie garage??
Bear76 (11/23/2018 4:17 PM)
A. The beauty of Gracie Garages are that they are 100% FREE!
Q. I'm new to BJJ, and there are no certified training centers near me, but there are other BJJ gyms around that I've done trial lessons at. What should I be looking for in a gym? How intense should the lessons be? As in warm-ups or sparring or just physical taxation. Thanks!
InsipidLemon (11/12/2018 7:46 PM)
A. Check out this video, Rener and Ryron break it all down for you!
Q. Hello everybody, I joined the university site today. I'm 45 years old ( I hope that I'm not too old to start practicing ) and from Serbia - Belgrade. My question is - is there any certified Gracie jiu jitsu schools here in Belgrade ? I know that there is Gracie Barra school in here but as I have heard they are more like - sport oriented ? I would really like to start practicing the original version which is more self defense oriented as I've understood ? ( Sorry about my english, clearly it is not my first language ) . Thank you for your time and answers !
Th3 Cat (11/8/2018 4:59 PM)
A. Welcome to the family! Please click on the "LOCATIONS" tab at the top of this page. All of our Certified Training Centers are listed there. If the school near you isn't right for you, grab a few friends and start your journey here! Enjoy the journey!
Q. i do not have a partner but i have my daughter who is 12 and has trained ju jit su with me before. can i use her as my training partner
ShawnBeazzy (11/7/2018 9:20 AM)
A. Absolutely, best partner ever!
Q. Trying to get the dvd for this whole course if u could email me If not available or free will carfuly go through the steps and courses online as I am wishing to only progress in this as I get older
Woe Don (11/7/2018 12:07 AM)
A. Please follow this link:
Q. hi, I'm an instructor in Japanese jujitsu a nd just started the combatives course, alongside the bullyproof program with my kids, this is brilliant course
Edoyle18 (11/6/2018 4:03 PM)
A. Awesome! Thanks for the feedback!
Q. hola tengo una pregunta, quisiera ser instructor, llevo 1 año y medio entrenando jiu jitsu brasileño quisiera ser parte de sus cursos para aumentar mi conocimiento pero es complicado entender como empezar ¿podrian ayudarme?
gogoplataunder (11/6/2018 2:00 PM)
A. Por favor siga este enlace:
Q. How long is it recommended to spend on each lesson not including watching the actual video? Sorry if this has been asked before, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I’m guessing about an hour, but more or less if it’s a harder or easier technique? Thanks
Locky97 (10/30/2018 9:47 AM)
A. It's different for everyone. You have the right idea. An hour should be a good starting point, you can adjust from there.
Q. Hi! At what age do you teach submissions to children?
Jimmy Andersson (10/25/2018 3:40 AM)
A. Usually in the Jr. Grapplers program, starting around 9 or 10. It really depends on their maturity level.
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