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Private lessons by appointment. Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Combatives, Bullyproof and Women's only Self-Defense, for ages 7 and up

We offer Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Combatives, Bullyproof and Women's only Self-Defense, for ages 7 and up (some classes/programs are age restricted). Martial Arts are not just for self-defense. Like any sport or training program, it can help improve coordination, stamina, strength, flexibility, and more. But beyond the physical benefits, martial arts can also lead to improved concentration, relaxation and reduced stress. Many students also benefit from a greater sense of self-confidence and improved discipline.

Gracie University

"If somebody wraps your foot, don't think about freeing your foot. Think about them taking their next move away from them." Ryron Gracie Evandro Nunes Alavanca

Progress on the mat room. Not complete, but does come with a mascot.Pedro Sauer Ryron Gracie Rener Gracie Mike Horihan

Watch Kristen DeBruycker's Full Black Belt Test Online | Vimeo On Demand

This is a copy of Kristen DeBruycker's Full Black Belt Test under Master Pedro Sauer in December 2017. In this video, Kristen demonstrates self-defense techniques…

11 Famous People Who Master the Art and Philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu - Thrive Global The most important benefit of jiu-jitsu will always be self-defense, the second is what it can teach us about life.

Bellevue, WA Police Recruiting

This week our community academy participants got treated to a fantastic PowerPoint presentation on use of force by our training coordinator officer Park. He discussed the rules of engagement for officers that are built on landmark cases like Graham v. Connor and Tennessee v. Garner. The group then got to check out our #defensivetactics room where Officer Shaw and ofc Hanaumi gave examples of objective reasonableness in a few hands on demonstrations. Aurelio graciously volunteered to attack ofc Hanaumi in a unscripted demonstration and the only rules were that he had to keep moving forward with his assault. If he got on top of ofc Hanaumi, he was instructed to continue and not run away. Aurelio is about 20lbs heavier and 22 years younger than Ofc Hanaumi. What would an officer be justified in doing if he/she were attacked like this? Presuming that an officer was stuck on the bottom of a fight could he/she justify using a tool (taser, OC spray, knife, baton, firearm) to protect themself? If the answer is yes, how would that tool be safely accessed and retained from the bottom of the fight? How important is training? Is training available on-duty? We would love to have more #jiujitsu & #martialarts practitioners, #fitness enthusiasts, and good people from all walks of life on our #team and #wearehiring! Our entry level hiring portal is open and lateral applicants are eligible for a limited time 16k signing bonus! Previous years of #lawenforcement experience count towards vacation accrual and eligibility for specialized units. Up to 95.8k in base pay, not counting incentives (an additional 5-17% with a degree + longevity pay). Patrol officers get 4-5 consecutive days off each work cycle and 2 weekends off per month. Additionally, we will be one of the first department’s in the country to equip all patrol officers with @sigsauerinc p320 RX duty pistols that have issued #reddot optics and a mounted flashlight! For more information go to or contact officer Craig Hanaumi ([email protected]) **shoes were cleaned before stepping on the mats**🙏🏽#bellevue #police #work #graciesurvivaltactics #boxing #muaythai #protectbellevuedotcom

[04/26/19]   Jiu-Jitsu friends, I'm looking for 14 1 meter long by .625 to .750" thick grey or black puzzle mat edges/sides. Who can hook me up?

Bjj Tips

Dean Lister Shows Reverse Kimura From Guard
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Amazing Takedown

What If I Don’t Want to Roll? Once someone decides jiu-jitsu is for them, rolling — free sparring with a partner — commonly becomes their favorite part. After you’ve gotten some fundamental knowledge down, it&…

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Winnipeg

Does your child know the 5 Rules of Engagement? #graciejiujitsu #graciejiujitsuwinnipeg #graciebullyproof


Lance Batchelor, un presumido fisicoculturista, aseguró que él y sus músculos podrían contra todo, incluso contra las artes marciales. Llegó a tener la osadía de retar a un jiu jitsu brasileño para mostrar lo "poderoso" que era.

Solo con empezar la pelea, se dio cuenta de su terrible, terrible error.

En serio, jamás reten a un maestro en artes marciales, y mucho menos con el nivel de soberbía de Batchelor.

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Jiu Jitsu Breakdown

Jiu-Jitsu can save your life ladies!

Grappling Kingdom

@ronaldojacare Armlock from the back

Crosley Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie on simultaneously training at different Jiu-Jitsu Academies.

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Spring Training Camp coming up with guest instructors Professors John Carlquist and James Gardner on Saturday with Master Sauer! Pre-Register at:


Bait Them Into An Armbar, Then Surprise Them With This Creative Choke Working to get your opponent’s arms loose for an armbar can be quite the challenge sometimes, but if you’ve made it far enough that you’re working for the armbar, you luckily have a few other options you can use. This video from Ricardo Migliarese demonstrates how to go from the armbar positio...

Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu

Professor Pedro Valente discusses children’s self-defense rights in schools.

Your Training Partners Are NOT Your Opponents Jiu-jitsu is effective for so many reasons. One of the main reasons is the “live” aspect. You will have countless sparring, rolling, grappling, and live training sessions take place along your journey to black belt. To preserve yourself, you must learn how to moderate and control your pace and m...

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

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Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Spring Training Camp just around the corner!! Guest instructors include Professors Johnny Carlquist and James Gardner and Friday night Nogi with Prof Jeff Curran!!

Gracie Breakdown

We discovered a new Women Empowered technique on International Women’s Day!!

One of our at-home students asked this question, and we didn't have an answer, so we explored for a bit and this is what we came up with!

Women Empowered 2.0 is out now, access the entire program online or on DVD and learn from anywhere in the world to earn a spot in our all new Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program so you can teach in your community!



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Gracie Breakdown

This is it! Direct from Gracie University HQ, Ryron and Rener analyze the bulldog choke by Ben Askren, the amazing mount control of Kamaru Usman, and the illegal knee by Jon Jones. Enjoy!

If you love jiu-jitsu AND your family, join us in Orlando!

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Rener's wearing the new Alavanca Winter Combat Gi and Rashguard (currently 25% off when bundled!) - Find a Certified Training Center near you!

Gracie Breakdown

If you're a cop, and you're serving in a department that is NOT providing you the training you need to stay safe, and the WON'T pay for you to get to a GST course, email [email protected] and we'll find a way to make it happen!

Share this if you agree every police officer in the country MUST learn jiu-jitsu.

Upcoming GST Instructor Certification Courses:

Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu

For the first time in nearly 2 years, tonight’s Philosophy Talk was live on @753code on Instagram. #ValenteBrothers

I Love BJJ

Road trip to the Grand opening of PSBJJA Charlottesville VA academy.

Max Holloway Training In The Gi With Pedro Sauer Even when a superstar MMA fighter is known for having a background in jiu-jitsu, it’s still super cool to see them trading in their fight shorts for a gi… especially when they put it on to train with one of the sport’s greatest legends. This is why many people in the BJJ community were happy ....

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lexington, SC

'Narcos' Director Jose Padilha Tackling Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Movie 'Dead or Alive' for Netflix Brazilian jiujitsu will get its source story told by José Padilha, the film maker behind the police thriller Elite Squad along with Netflix’s crime dramatization Narcos. Padilha will lead to Dead or Alive, being made by Netflix, and will create the script with Peter Maguire. Dead or Alive centers...

Pedro Sauer Triangle From Guard Technique

Pedro Sauer demonstrates how to perform the Triangle from guard. (Excerpt from Pedro's the Path to Black Belt Series)

Grove City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - GCBJJ

Strong As A Mother: Why It's So Important For Mothers To Train In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu In this article, Jiu-Jitsu Times editor Jill Gill explain why it is so important for mothers to train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It's so much more than the health benefits.

Gracie Breakdown

Women's Self-defense Technique - Man Pinning Both Wrists

This is an 8-minute "Slice" or variation from Lesson 4 of our new women's self-defense program, Women Empowered 2.0. The complete lesson is 62 minutes long and there are 20 lessons in total!

For the first time ever, you can get certified to teach the Women Empowered program anywhere in the world! In the past, in order for someone to be considered for instructor certification in the Women Empowered program, they had to own or operate a professional martial arts school. We have since realized that in order for this program to reach women everywhere, we had to eliminate this entry barrier. Women Empowered 2.0 was designed from the ground up with this objective in mind, such that any person who successfully completes the curriculum and achieves a score of 95 or higher on the Pink Belt Test will be invited to participate in the Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program (WE ICP). Those who graduate from the WE ICP will be certified and authorized to teach Women Empowered anywhere in the world, for profit or not! Our goal is to have certified instructors in every city around the world so that Women Empowered is being offered in every fitness studio, college campus, church, military base and beyond. There are women all over the world haven't yet found jiu-jitsu, and with your help, jiu-jitsu will find them!

Pre-order Women Empowered 2.0 on DVD today to get 15% off and have your collection autographed by Rener and Eve Gracie!

Also available via online streaming starting February 1:

Find a Women Empowered Certified Training Center at

Renzo: 'Gracie Barra Has Become Weak'; Shows Support For Ralph Gracie Attack On Flavio Almeida Two weeks ago at the No Gi worlds, Ralph Gracie made the news when he elbowed Gracie Barra director Flavio Almeida while speaking to him by the mat. Ralph Gracie was hoping to keep his incident under wraps – as per the statement he released against the advice of his attorneys. Ralph Gracie’s Att...

Why you are never too ‘unfit’ to start Jiu-Jitsu At the start of any new year many people will set themselves goals of weight loss and improved fitness. The majority of people will join a gym with the intent of doing fitness classes or sticking to weekly program of training. However some others may look at alternative ways of improving fitness and...

EP 32 - The Way of The Warrior | Valente Brothers Co-Founder Pedro Valente - The BJJ Mental Coach Podcast Listen to this episode Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume EP 32 – The Way of The Warrior | Valente Brothers Co-Founder Pedro Valente Pedro Valente is the co-founder of the Valente Brothers along with his brothers Gui and Joaquim. Pedro’s father, Pedro Valente, Sr., received his Red Be...

Joey "the real" Diehl

One of the goals in Jiu-Jitsu is to learn how to control another persons body. So it makes sense that if we have better control over our own body first, that goal will be more attainable.
Here is an example of a solo movement drill being translated into a jiujitsu partner drill. If you can learn how to break Jiu-Jitsu down and read the movements, you can clean those movements up and understand them better. This is how we can improve our movement vocabulary which will allow you to learn techniques faster. #jiujitsu #bjj #movebetterbebetter

Gracie Breakdown

Rookie Jiu-Jitsu Cop for the Win!

Imagine if every cop had Officer Tipton’s skills! 🙌🏽

Roger Gracie: 'Winning a match by an advantage doesn't make you better than your opponent' The latest clip from the 10-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Roger Gracie urges young jiu-jitsu practitioners to act more humbly after winning matches. Gracie said that if you win a match by a advantage, you’re not that much better than your opponent. It’s actually possible that your oppo...

[12/26/18]   Amelia training with Bubba day 1.

Old School vs. New School, and the 2018 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships “Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone” is the slogan than some use these days to encapsulate and promote what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers its practitioners. However, there were days when Jiu Jitsu was surely …


Jiu-Jitsu Magazine

Break the opponent’s defense for the armbar in the closed guard. Brothers @ryrongracie ans @renergracie are here to help. Video by @gracieuniversityhq. Go train. #jiujitsu #jiujitsumag #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #bjjlifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #tutorial #technique #howto #video #gentleartmedia #oss

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