Gracie Combatives - Beginner Program

Gracie Combatives Intro Class

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Q. I have the Combatives dvd set. Do I need to purchase the same content here or can I still train and progress with the dvds alone?
Universal (8/5/2022 1:04 PM)
A. You can progress with the DVDs, but will eventually need to register and pay for the online test.
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Q. I am recovering from a fracture in my Greater Trochanter. I watched all the background but assume I can move onto physical practice once I am healed?
Gardenia63 (8/1/2022 6:06 PM)
A. That's a call for your doctor, but we've found your training can accommodate most injuries.
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Q. Is the GC 2.0 out? If not, what is the current status of the project?
Bebinscy (8/1/2022 6:50 AM)
A. We're getting close, but don't have a release date yet.
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Q. I’ve got the 1$ introductory offer but also paid for the reduced 32 principles. I now see that the 32 principles is for black belts, as I’m just starting is that too much for me, will it assume a level of knowledge and skill I don’t have
SteveBrown60 (6/30/2022 9:40 AM)
A. The 32 principles apply at all times, but they are more easily understood once you've learned mechanics of the techniques.
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Q. I live in Nassau, The Bahamas, I don't know of any of your class going on here, if so, can you please inform me as to how I can connect with them?
Farrie (6/26/2022 4:26 PM)
A. All of our locations - current and projected - are listed under the Locations tab in the menu bar.
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Q. Is it a good idea to wear a mouth piece and also a cup/groin protection? Thank you
gk64 (6/4/2022 1:40 AM)
A. It shouldn't be necessary, but you're welcome to wear the protection if it makes you feel more comfortable.
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Q. I'm in dallas tx at the gracie one academy it is not on the list any suggestions on how to register on this site at that academy
GeoffreyH (5/19/2022 11:14 AM)
A. If it's not listed under our locations, then you won't be able eligible for a CTC Family Membership. You can still register as an individual.
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Q. Is the indicator knowing when to step in and when to apply submissions? As you guys mentioned in your videos. As an example of an indicator, "after your opponent has fought and realized they aren't getting anywhere, we apply the final technique." Is that correct? Thank you!
Colson R (5/18/2022 9:37 AM)
A. Yes.
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Q. What if I I do not have a ctc near me or I do but drive is still no convenient as other academy’s ?
Felipe 6 (3/29/2022 10:18 PM)
A. Grab a friend and train at home.
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Q. Gracie jiu jitsu is used in self defense anywhere in shoes boots no shoes
GDPR_20220622_356292_JH (3/14/2022 4:33 PM)
A. Yes.
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Q. For No Gi classes is it better to wear pants and T shirt or shorts and l shirt. I see the curriculum recommends pants and T shirts but at the gym everyone wears shorts. Just wondering what attire I should buy for class? Thank you
gk64 (3/11/2022 10:38 PM)
A. Either are fine. Many students choose to save money by getting double duty out of the gi pants and others prefer the fight shorts and spats.
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Q. We have made our way into the program and just realized there has never been a section on warmups or other exercises to do. Is that somewhere we missed? Can we get a list or youtube video of warmup drills to stretch and build up the right muscles?
moderndaymicah (3/10/2022 7:49 PM)
A. We've found that the best warm-up is to review the techniques.
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Q. Gracie Combatives works for women self-defense? Or they should be apllyied diferent?
Córdova (3/6/2022 4:41 PM)
A. It works very well, but the Women Empowered course is the complete solution in that it includes many more techniques and provides other aids that address the multiple aspects of women's self-defense.
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Q. What do I do if I’m still on the bottom with my arms pinned to the ground?
ksun002 (3/6/2022 3:32 PM)
A. Try lifting your hips and simultaneously bringing your hands southward. For details, check out the wrist pin variation of the trap and roll in the Women Empowered Course.
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Q. I'm planning to train with my brother using this course. Can I let him log in under my credentials to view the videos before coming over to practice? Thank you
Chopper72 (2/23/2022 3:58 PM)
A. Yes, but you must have separate accounts to upload your tests.
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Q. Hi , I have recently joined Gracie University and i want to start the GC program. Should i wait for GC2.0 to be released before buying, or will i get access to GC2.0 automatically if i buy GC now?
Soudik (2/16/2022 8:10 AM)
A. We don't have the release details yet, but it's likely that anyone who buys shortly before the release will automatically get access to the GC 2.0.
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Q. Hello ! I have a subscription with GU . I have been a GU or have had one with GU for several years . My question is I finally found a few friends that I can practice with . Who have an open mind to training in this way . Though I have a subscription and can follow the lessons this way . Do I need to purchase the GRACIE COMBATIVES DVD set in order to test and earn my blue belt ?
jiujitsupete (2/16/2022 8:06 AM)
A. No, in fact, we online subscriptions have many advantages over the DVD set. It does, however, require internet access and that's not always available.
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Q. I'm totally stoked to be getting more involved in BJJ training in a dojo and learning from this material. Are there any provisions for those of us with permanent injuries that cannot perform certain techniques without modification?
CharlieV2264 (2/5/2022 8:10 PM)
A. Most techniques can accommodate physical limitations, but it's difficult to address them without an in-depth and, ideally, hands-on experience with the student.
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Q. It was easy for me to get excited about Gracie Jiu Jitsu as i immediately saw it's value . What is the best way to get a 14 year old and a 21 year old young man excited. The 21 thinks Boxing is the way to go ,and the 14 year is dabbling in wrestling.
Hsyankee (1/22/2022 9:07 PM)
A. Teach them Lesson 1, but start by asking how they would escape if caught in that position. By demonstrating the shortcomings of their solutions, you may help them see the light. Tell them boxing and wrestling are great, and jiu-jitsu will greatly supplement their skills in those martial sports.
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Q. If I do the Gracie JJ curriculum, will I get a chance to meet and roll with Renee Gracie?
BigCal707 (1/11/2022 6:55 PM)
A. It's possible if you earn your Gracie Combatives belt and attend a Master Cycle class in Torrance.
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Q. Hi When is Combatives 2.0 likely to be released? Excited for it!
Steks (12/26/2021 11:01 AM)
A. Early 2022.
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Q. I remember a video with the phrase ‘no fish in the sea’. I know it had to do with lifting up the opponents leg. What video is that please? Thanks Jim
Jim0Terry (12/12/2021 8:14 PM)
A. We didn't review the videos to verify this answer, but it's likely that it's referring to the failed fish hook variation of the elbow escape resulting in transition to the heel drag.
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Q. Can wait to jump back in! 10 years is way too long of a break and would love to reearn my blue belt again, it just doesn't feel right claiming it at this point. Time to train!!
Jab Wocky (12/1/2021 1:07 PM)
A. Go for it!
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Q. My wife and I started BJJ in Jan 2019 in Memphis TN. We recently moved to rural SC where there is no school close by. I have 4 stripes I earned on my belt and she has 1 are we allowed to wear these while doing your course and doing our tests? They were through a legitimate school and I can provide the info if needed.
ChrisPayne75 (11/28/2021 11:32 PM)
A. Yes. There are CTCs within a reasonable drive in SC and NC. It might be worth your time to visit them periodically to get a live check ride from the instructor.
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Q. I wanted to know if you offer the women's course curriculum for the pink belt?
LillPooh21 (11/27/2021 2:11 AM)
A. Yes, look up the Women Empowered course under the curriculum tab.
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Q. You had referred to the DVD S and hand book none of which I have received??
Rick201 (11/10/2021 1:59 PM)
A. The DVDs are purchased through the store and handbook is downloaded through your dashboard under "My Content."
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Q. I thought I could download and watch some lessons and learn.ive never been a quick learner to anything.but I do learn.and perfect it.
Williamsburg2632 (11/1/2021 8:34 PM)
A. The lessons are only available through DVD and streaming through Gracie University.
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Q. So excited to see that Combatives 2.0 is going to happen! When do you see the course being launch and available to the public? Thank you!
spqr703 (10/29/2021 5:15 PM)
A. It takes several months to complete the production, so look for it next year.
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Q. I saw Rener post on twitter today that Combatives will be redone as Combatives 2.0, with new content. Really awesome and look forward to it. Request that they address stuff such as front and rear body slams, soccer kicks from a standing opponent, headscissors attacks by an opponent,guilotine escapes from guard etc
Steks (10/29/2021 12:02 PM)
A. Thanks for the input!
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Q. What are the top 10 moves in a street fight
AR-15 (10/20/2021 1:48 PM)
A. We address them all the Gracie Combatives course.
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Q. Hi, I paid monthly (started yesterday) and my son is going to be my training partner. I saw that we can share the cost and train together, but saw in one of your answers in this forum that he'll need to pay an "combatives exam fee". So does that mean we both can grade for the combatives belt when we're ready, and there's an "exam fee" for the grading that we both have to pay sometime ? That's a little unclear to me. Please clarify how this works ? Question 2: We have had about 6 months of BJJ training before Covid, and are already somewhat proficient in many of the 36 techniques, although we'll obviously go through it in the course, and make sure we do it like you teach it. So it's possible that we'll progress much faster than 12 months. When we feel we're ready, be it in 4 or 6 months, can we take the combatives grading ? What is the process to apply to do that, or to send in videos for review ? Thanks for the assistance :) Have mountains of respect for you guys, and have been watching your videos on youtube for ages. Also love T-City! Such a pity he could not get that triangle locked in in last weeks fight, but I guess sweat plays a big factor too. regards, Henk
Henk007 (10/4/2021 1:26 AM)
A. 1. Yes. The GC test fee is separate from your subscription and is paid when you upload your test. 2. Test when you're ready, but don't underestimate the need for attention to detail. We grade on your ability to demonstrate the technique as taught in the course. We explain the testing process under the Testing tab. Thanks! We look forward to seeing your tests!
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Q. I started 3 months ago at a certified Gracie training center and had free access to watch the Gracie Combatives lesons. Now, I only have access to the first 4 combatives lessons. What happened to the combative lessons and where did it go to? Please advise, as I am still practicing the Combative lessons in class and want to review them at home.
Oneman (9/25/2021 6:58 PM)
A. If you're still at the CTC, your head instructor can grant access to the lessons.
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Q. I am a 65 years old healthy female, not athletic. Am I too old to learn new tricks? Are there older women in the program who can offer their thoughts and experiences ?
C.Lorhan (9/20/2021 6:57 PM)
A. You can definitely do this. We have many students in their 60s and beyond.
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Q. Firstly, thank you for this incredible resource! My question is, can I train the standing and ground techniques concurrently, or is it necessary to follow the course in order?
Jim Bremner (9/18/2021 4:45 PM)
A. We designed the curriculum for linear learning, but we train both standing and ground techniques concurrently at our certified training centers.
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Q. I am looking for the curriculum that takes me from white to blue where is thus or is blue awarded after combative?
Scuba Gerry (8/22/2021 6:05 PM)
A. Blue is awarded after a live test by a certified evaluator.
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Q. I want to fight in MMA but i have no experience. Is BJJ the best to learn first?
Brito21 (8/3/2021 11:15 PM)
A. Yes.
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Q. Dear Gracie University. I've bought the DVD box in the past. Do I have to pay for the online combatives? Kind regrards, Philippe
Philippe VR (8/1/2021 7:13 AM)
A. Yes, because the online course provides additional material and services beyond that in the DVDs.
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Q. it there a warm video before we can do before a lessons
ACES DEFENSE (7/30/2021 4:40 PM)
A. No. We review lessons to warm up.
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