Gracie Combatives - Beginner Program

Gracie Combatives Intro Class


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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.
Q. We dont have mats nor the space for them what should we do?
theredpanda (10/23/2018 4:09 PM)
A. Improvise, adapt, overcome. Try a grassy park, the beach, be creative.
Q. I work out at an academy I'm happy with but feel other sourses or lessons would be helpful. Is this recommended?
Ottley (10/22/2018 11:08 PM)
A. Knowledge is gold! The more you know, the better you are!
Q. If I purchase the VIP family plan, I can train at any CTC center when they off classes also?
Rgar510 (10/17/2018 10:04 PM)
A. Please re-post your question in the "Membership Questions" forum, so we may help you more efficiently, thank you!
Q. How do I use the Gracie roller balls?
Weepy (10/14/2018 9:54 PM)
A. You can put your foot on them on the ground, or you can roll them with your hands where needed. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube!
Q. Hi! All right with you? I would like to know if it is a problem to do this course without a training partner with only a training dummy?
fabiogarciajj (10/4/2018 2:15 AM)
A. You MUST HAVE A LIVE TRAINING PARTNER to build the proper reflexes!
Q. My wife and I want to train together, is that acceptable? She will get her own account or we may do family as we have two daughters
G.J. (9/23/2018 7:04 PM)
A. Perfect. Enjoy the journey!
Q. I wish this was a mandatory way of training.
SkrockiJ (9/8/2018 1:02 PM)
A. It should be!
Q. I have a blood clotting disorder and I am a little overweight, will that make it harder to do the techniques?
ambie (9/4/2018 9:28 PM)
A. Probably, but it will also help you to improve your health!
Q. I teach Kali and I bought the course. One of my students is going to do the program with me as my training partner. As we both learn and train together, will he be able to also test later?
budo1026 (8/30/2018 9:13 AM)
A. Of course! He will need to set up his own account for the video submission process.
Q. I’m just wondering about if I need to get fit first I’m 6 ft tall and 220 pounds mostly fat 23 years old but I really am interested in learning would my size be a problem.
S23 (8/23/2018 11:24 PM)
A. NO! Just start training and you will be amazed at the results! It will change your life!
Q. are there any warm-up instructions in the beginning of each lesson dvd, like jumping jacks, running in place etc. ?
MJGALANTE (8/17/2018 1:49 PM)
A. You can do whatever you want. We suggest reviewing previously learned techniques in a slow and deliberate manner, as a warm-up.
Q. I live in long beach, and its too expensive to train at any schools nearby. Does the Torrance location ever have open mats where i could stop by practice some of the things i learn on here?
Vickrubin21 (8/13/2018 1:30 AM)
A. No open mats at GU. Consider starting a Gracie Garage!
Q. Hello, is there a link where I can access all of workbook pages of the lessons at one time? Are they only available by clinking separately? Just would like to find a quicker pdf booklet... thank you for your time.
Esmiret (8/9/2018 11:08 PM)
A. Yes, they are available in the Gracie Store!
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