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Gracie Games: Intro Class

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Q. I have twin boys age 3.5. I am severely disabled, so my brother-in-law may help training them once a week. Their mother may also but she does not like rough play, so maybe not. The boys like to play rough with each other, which I permit and encourage within reason, mommy gets more nervous though. At this age should we discourage them from Gracie Games between themselves or would it be safe with certain parameters? What do you recommend?
John Stucki (7/13/2020 8:36 PM)
A. It's usually better to have an adult in the mix at this age so that you can control and direct the play.
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Q. How does one decide on how long a lesson should be?
RobOO1 (4/22/2020 3:17 PM)
A. Depending on the age of your child, this could be anywhere from 5-20 minutes. Don't push too much. A little less is better they should leave the table a little hungry.
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Q. My son is 4 and will be turning 5 in late June and we sat through an all-ages class today at our local CTC. Generally speaking, how much time should I dedicate on each game and each level? Should I run through each level 1 game all the way through and then move onto level 2? Or should I stick to one game at a time? As a Combatives student, I'd love for this to be something that my son and I can share and bond with, but I don't want to force him to like it. I want him to fall in love with this journey as much as I have all on his own, but only spending 5 minutes a day on one lesson, I think, would get old or stale. I say 5 minutes because that's how long spiderkid generally takes for us.
GeekGuyBJJ (3/1/2020 12:40 AM)
A. Usually, focusing on one Game at a time is best, for starters. But every child is different. Experiment and see what works best for both of you. The key is making sure your son "leaves the table hungry"! Enjoy!
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Q. Any plans for Gracie games part 2?
Alianza77 (10/30/2019 6:57 PM)
A. Not at the moment.
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Q. Hi, I am really interested to learn and apply with my kids. I watched the parent preparation video but I still had several questions. Should I still watch the Intro with my about to be 3-yr old? Should we watch all videos together before trying each or should I watch first then show him what to do? Are we supposed to play a different game every day?
daxjan (9/18/2019 5:37 PM)
A. Watch the intro yourself. Watch all the other videos with your child! Change up the Games to keep it fresh, interesting and fun!
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Q. Is there a way to purchase the whole program st once stead of one lesson at a time ?
Hazzard32210 (8/9/2019 7:39 AM)
A. You can purchase the full course either from the store page (GracieUniversity.com/store), or by going to Curriculum>All Courses>Learn More.
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Q. It's my 30th birthday soon (end of August) It would be a great gift if the Purple Belt series was released around then! :D "Coming out soon!" Is the answer but I want to thank you for the best online collection of Helio Gracie Jiu Jitsu! :D
AdamBJJ (8/2/2019 4:34 AM)
A. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the feedback!
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Q. Will you please clarify something for me.... When moving through the Gracie Games, does the child do the first game, all 3 levels, masters it (regardless of how many lessons this takes), then move on to the next game? Or do you do all the games, then work on mastery?
MelHart (7/27/2019 6:35 PM)
A. Correct, one Game at a time. Keep cycling through them. Mastery takes some time.
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Q. I love the gracie games and so do my kids. However my older children, one being 13 and one being 11 are comprehending and advancing at a much highwr rate. They're addicted. Should i continue with just the basics in the bullyproof program or can I began my 13 year old and 11 year old on the combatives or junior combatives programs? And how should I work their stripes and rankings? Still 20 lessons I assume?
HudWolf (5/5/2019 7:59 PM)
A. Start them in the Combatives for sure! Yes, the stripe promotion is still the same.
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Q. Do the children watch all videos with the parents?
Jisabell (2/27/2019 3:29 PM)
A. That's what we strongly recommend!
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Q. Two questions. 1, should I be listening to the videos with my son and then playing them? 2. My son is 5 years old and goes to a jiu jitsu school (Spiker Monkey Class), I think it would be confusing if I gave him a stripe and but he didn't wear it to his jiu jitsu class. Should I skip the intro class and letting him know about the 20 class/1 stripe system?
JoeNavy (1/17/2019 5:56 PM)
A. 1) Yes! 2) You are correct, don't worry about the stripes for now.
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Q. Thanks for such a great program! My kids are going back through the Gracie Games a second time. They are loving them and really growing in confidence. Are there any warm-up exercises or drills you recommend or do we just jump right in?
matthmarston (12/21/2018 8:48 AM)
A. Just jump right in nice and slow at first.
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Q. This isn't a question, but how old is Roran and Renon now?
Jason Gregory (11/26/2018 9:02 PM)
A. They are in their early twenties and late teens respectively.
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Q. Are the Gracie Games available in CD's?
Tommy Irish (11/23/2018 10:52 AM)
A. Yes, the Gracie Games are available on DVD, follow this link: https://store.gracieuniversity.com/categories/dvds/
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Q. Please explain how I can access my Daughters lessons, thank you
Warriorzone (7/28/2018 1:59 AM)
A. From your account, click on the "MY DASHBOARD" tab in the top right corner of the page. From there, select "My Lessons" from the drop down menu. All of your daughter's lessons should be listed there.
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Q. My daughter's games are paid for.. Why does it say I have to pay for them.. What am I doing wrong??
Fal (5/30/2018 6:56 PM)
A. Please email info@gracieuniversity.com letting them know how you purchased the lessons (whether within GracieLifestyle.com or within GracieKids.com/GracieUniversity.com) and if you purchased the lessons within either Gracie Kids or Gracie University, then please provide them with the email address linked to the order, so they can help look into rectifying this for you.
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Q. I introduced my 9yr-old daughter to the games last night and to no surprise she did not want to stop playing them. We played seven different games by night's end and she watched all 10 of the videos. Knowing her, she will maintain this level of interest as long as I continue to follow your teaching advice. I'm torn between whether I should give her more than one credit. We played for no less than 2-3 hours and she spent another hour or more watching the videos. Your opinion?
rymax (5/22/2018 7:38 PM)
A. 1 credit per session is the norm. Do what you feel is best. Be careful she doesn't get burned out!
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Q. Is each game considers a lesson? So I would just go through the games two times and the student gets a stripe?
Tumaz04 (3/31/2018 4:01 AM)
A. Each practice session is considered a lesson, regardless of what you cover.
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Q. I love you guys. This program is beautiful and brilliant. If only all children could be taught and loved in this way. It would transform our world. Respect.
Hipnotizador (9/22/2017 3:34 PM)
A. Agreed! Thank you for the feedback!
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Q. Hey Guys, I am planning to buy this course for my 5 year old son, but I don't have any martial arts experience. I wanted to know if you guys think about a parent with no martial arts or GJJ experience teaching their kid this course. Thanks in advance
MMuneeb (12/11/2016 4:20 PM)
A. Absolutely, go for it! Be sure and watch the Parent Preparation video, lots of great stuff there!
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Q. How do I get the stripes and the belt?
luka jiu jitsu (10/11/2015 5:27 PM)
A. Please click on the "testing center" tab, at the top of this page, for all the details.
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Q. HI, My boys are 9 and 11, do I need to get them to complete all of the games for 80 classes? As I'm sure that they will pick this up quickly and may get bored of the games?
NewBee (9/4/2015 10:17 AM)
A. As soon as they are comfortable and confident with the Gracie Games, jump right into the Jr. Combatives!
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Q. Hi, My son and daughter don't have very good English. Can they recite the rules of engagement in Spanish when they do their belt test?
chikitin (6/3/2015 1:08 AM)
A. Yes, no problem. We look forward to seeing them in action!
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Q. I'm a little confused about the order of the games. The video says to master all three levels of a game before moving on to the next one. However, I've seen posts here that seem to say that I should be doing a different game every class. I think a different game every class would work well for my son, his attention span is very short. Are there any drawbacks to doing that?
Redguy (4/13/2015 3:26 PM)
A. You are correct. Play a different game each class, practicing all 3 levels in that one session.
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Q. How do I mirror my iPad to my Smart Tv? My iPad will not allow Mericast like my TV uses. Also my TV is not Adobe Flash compatible to allow me to watch the Gracie games online on my TV. Do I have to either buy an Android device that accepts Mericast or buy an Apple TV box and an AirServer Ap for my iPad? We are so excited to get started with our kids but are having trouble figuring this out. Any ideas are welcome.
Zellis (3/28/2015 7:12 PM)
A. Please re-post your question in the "Help/Tech Support" and we will be happy to try and assist you, thanks.
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Q. Tonight, my son did part 1 ('Spider hands') of the 3-part 'spider kids' lesson. Should I record his completing one lesson only after he completes all 3 parts of the first Gracie game (1. spider hands, 2 spider swim 3. crazy combo)?
Anil (12/23/2014 9:06 PM)
A. Give him credit for a lesson after each time you "Play Jiu-Jitsu" together. This can be anywhere from 15-45 minutes.
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Q. I notice that there are 10 games. There are stripes awarded every 20 classes. Do you give them 1 game at a time til they learn it or do you go through the 10 games 2 times for a total of 20 classes for it to count towards their stripe?
martialdisciple1 (9/16/2014 7:29 PM)
A. Keep cycling through the Games, one after the other.
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Q. My son is 6 going on 7 and usually is motivated for about 30 min for a lesson. Occasionally, he'll get really fired up and we might go for a full hour. Is it okay to count that as two lessons for stripe and motivation purposes? He got really excited when I mentioned and wanted to do more. I just want to be sure that I'm not short changing his learning. (BTW we love the curriculum and he keeps asking me to meet Ryron and Rener.)
wc396 (7/17/2014 6:17 PM)
A. Each training session counts as one lesson, regardless of how long it goes.
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Q. Do the Gracie Games count towards the 80 classes for the first stripe?
FunkyChicken (4/4/2014 7:38 PM)
A. Kids should receive a stripe after every 20 sessions of playing the Gracie Games. After completing 80 classes and earning all four stripes, they will be eligible for their next rank.
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Q. My daughters 5 years old, should I watch the DVD lesson of the Games with her, or just try the transfer teaching techniqeus with her.
bporcelli76 (12/23/2013 6:27 AM)
A. Watch it with her for sure!
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Q. We just did our first Gracie games lesson with our two boys, ages 10 and 5. They loved it! Our 10 year old seems ready to move onto the second level but our 5 year old of course will need a few more rounds of practice. How do we handle that with 2 kids working at different levels? We don't want to make our older son go too slow, but also don't want our younger one to move too fast. We want to be able to work with them at the same time if possible. Thanks!
Jenerik9 (8/24/2013 11:16 AM)
A. Keep it super simple, slow and easy for your younger son. For the older brother, juice things up a little. After a few cycles, challenge him a little more by combining 2-3 of the moves at a time.
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Q. Hello guys, I've started the Gracie Games course with my 4 year old treasure princess today. We played Spiderkid and Crazy horse and it went perfect! There is much fun ahead, but I would like to ask something in advance. I am Russian and we live in Saint-Petersburg, Russia so naturaly my girl doesn't speak English. When she takes a test - can she repeat Rules of Engagement (and other words required) in Russian? Will you be able to check if her words in Russian are correct? By the way - we are probably the first people who started training in Bullyproof program online in Russia :) And one more time - thank you for this course! I've been looking for this for couple of years
Romiras (6/17/2013 1:25 PM)
A. Welcome to the family! Yes, please have your daughter speak her native language. We look forward to seeing her in action!
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Q. Hi i am Ashlyn, and i wanted to know how much people do jiu jitsu? Adults and kids classes at the academy? I am getting my yellow belt soon!!!
Aarun! (9/17/2012 7:42 PM)
A. We have hundreds of students here at the Gracie Academy, and over 70,000 online students here at Gracie University! Congratulations, keep the fire!
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Q. How much training time is considered a class? Do you have criteria by age or? I know not to make it anything but fun so at times are 1/2 classes proper?
bjjisgood (5/11/2012 4:09 PM)
A. 30 minutes or so is fine. It depends on your child's attention span. Just be sure they "leave the table a little hungry"!
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Q. What material are the stripes made of? Is it electrical tape?
fullxpectrum (3/19/2012 7:00 PM)
A. Electrical tape works fine.
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Q. is their an ETA on the print outs to be available for those who purchased the DVDs?
Car105 (1/26/2011 7:07 PM)
A. Check the Gracie store in the "books" section.
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Q. How long, or how many days, should I do each gracie game? How do I gauge when my son (7) is ready to move on to the next level or game? How do I transfer the "one arm at time" skill for spider swim?
warrior prophet (12/27/2010 6:06 AM)
A. One game a day is fine. Have your son slow down when he does the "swim".
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Q. I purchased the DVDs and saw that online the videos have Printable Resources. Is there a way I can access those resources?
snatrott (7/27/2010 6:22 PM)
A. These should be available in the near future.
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