Kevin Gower's Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Page

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.

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

The current 2020 seminar schedule... Take a look to see if Professor Pedro Sauer will be in your area!
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Victoria Gracie

In honor of #InternationalWomensDay we release this reminder that women’s bodies aren’t objects to be touched, grabbed, or controlled. They belong to us, and we will gladly let you know if we want you to touch them. We love that @womenempoweredgjj helps us all to enforce boundaries regarding our personal space or safety. And yes, men, in case you are in disbelief, this stuff actually happens to women. Like, every. women. ever. starting at an early age.
🎥 @davidismo 🎞 @seulgifilms
BTS 🎥@repslabel

Thank you to @zandi_dj for giving your beautiful voice (and time!) to this project. You are a star in so many ways.

Thank you to @renergracie @ryrongracie @noahpapi @jasonwesley_ @craighanaumi for believing in the need for this video and pretending to be the best creepers you could be. No men were hurt in the making of this video!

Biggest thanks to @evetorresgracie for creating and producing this whole project! So much love for you, sista!!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this creation possible. @__leesuhhh @madre_losangeles @alia.fatima.khan @_elle_e_ess_ @skye_bee_mat @phepherose @georginatolentino @zerof**kswithclaude and all of the #womenempowered students who showed up for this!!

Of course, thank you @beyonce for being a source of inspiration for so many women. 🙋🏻‍♀️ 👑 🐝

#consent #womenempowered #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsuforwomen #selfdefense #boundaries

Magog Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Fun fun fun @alex_clichko .. y’a l’air détruit de la vie mais c’est juste une impression :)

Greg Nelson

One of the first passes broken down by @pedro_sauer_ way back in the mid 90’s. A basic pass with lots of principles that cross over well to No Gi and MMA. #bjj #grappling #mma #guardpass #training @theacademymn @pedrosauer_bjja @cswassociation @old_school_bjj

Greg Nelson

Inside Trip off the wall. Get your opponent to think you’re going one way and quick switch directions for the takedown. Often times your opponent will have the underhook when you land. If possible, posture up, squeeze your knees to kill the hips and start pounding. However, if your posture is broken you have to stop their head from moving! Shoulder and chin pin. If the head can’t move, the body is not going to far. Unless something really, really bad happened. If possible always use anything you can get your hands on, like a water bottle 😉#mma #mmatraining #cage #takedowns #wrestling #judo #insidetrip #ouchigari #drill #practice #fight @theacademymn @cswassociation @pedrosauer_bjja @johncastaneda_ @theacademymmateam

What does your desk look like this morning?

Kurt Osiander's Best Choke - The Side Control Loop Choke The Side Control Loop Choke By Kurt Osiander As a legendary black belt in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community, Kurt Osiander is one of the most recognizable, entertaining, notorious, and unique jiu jitsu coaches in the world. Osiander has been competing since the mid 1990’s. He earned his BJJ black ...

The Best Self Defense Techniques For Women by Deborah Gracie

The Best Self Defense Techniques For Women by Deborah Gracie / Deborah Gracie is the second female Black Belt in the Gracie Family. - For The Best BJJ Instru...

Hit The Arm Bar When Your Opponent Uses Lasso Guard Lasso to Arm Bar by Kurt Osiander If you have been around the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene for any time at all, you will have likely heard of Kurt Osiander. Kurt is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ralph Gracie and a cult hero is the BJJ community. Kurt is infamous for his straight forward person...

Renzo Gracie's Ezequiel From the Back Sode guruma jime (“sleeve wheel constriction”) is a type of Judo chokehold, which compresses the opponent’s trachea or the carotid arteries. The technique can be executed from a variety of positions, but is generally performed by wrapping one arm behind the opponent’s head and grasping onto ...

Jiu Jitsu Breakdown

3 dope techniques by Sean Roberts

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Get Ready...

How To Make The Tightest Triangle Choke Ever - The Reverse Triangle The Tightest Reverse Triangle Choke by Braulio Estima It is important to remember that the triangle choke in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is far more than just a technique. First, it is an incredibly effective move to finish any opponent. It works at all levels, from white to black belt and across all compet...

Strengths vs Weaknesses

What you should be working on at each level.

Congrats to my son Dillon who received the first degree on his Black today by @paulrodriguez_jedittainer. Additional congratulations to Jose Velez on receiving his black belt and to all who received promotions @at Carlson Cracie North Orlando/Cogito Jiu-Jitsu.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Winnipeg

All day!!! #Repost @gracieuniversityhq with @make_repost
One of @ryrongracie favorite techniques! #gjjtechniquetuesday #graciejiujitsu


Comparing and Contrasting Training At 10th Planet HQ & Gracie University HQ It’s been the better part of two years that I’ve been training at two schools consistently. Since mid-2018, my daily schedule has consisted of school or work during the day, driving to Torrance for night class at Gracie University, quickly cleaning myself up after class, and driving straight to ...

Killer Wrist Lock Sequence From The BJJ Mount by Márcio "Macarrão" Stambowsky

Killer Wrist Lock Sequence From The BJJ Mount by Márcio "Macarrão" Stambowsky - For The Best BJJ Instructional Videos, Check Out: - D...

Old Man Jiu Jitsu

Monday free knowledge...

Simple Jiu Jitsu

Minor arm placement change make a big difference.

Having trouble escaping the Guillotine? Maybe these details will help

Grappling Industries To Host 1st Ever World Championship, All Participants To Compete For Free Grappling Industries has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three years, initially expanding throughout the United States and Canada and more recently taking their well oiled tournaments to multiple European countries. Known for crisp production, a competitor friendly rule set and their r...

Pedro Sauer Mount Escape: TRAP Trailing Leg!

Master Pedro Sauer teaches how to defend the Mount Position when you opponent traps your arm and head.

Gracie Breakdown

Ryron and Rener Gracie answer the 10 most common questions asked by new students prior to their first BJJ class:

1) What's the difference between jiu-jitsu and every other martial art?
2) What if I don't have any previous experience?
3) Do I need to be in shape?
4) What should I wear?
5) Do I need to bow or call someone "sensei?"
6) Can I bring a water bottle and where do I store it?
7) Who will I practice with?
8) Will I get injured or embarrassed?
9) Can I bring a friend to class?
10) How will my first go?

With the uncertainty out of the way, no you have no excuse. Take your first jiu-jitsu class, you won't regret it!

When it comes to where to take your first class, you have 4 options:

1) Find a Certified Training Center at We can personally vouch for these schools because we've personally certified the instructors that own and operate them, the techniques and the friendly culture will mirror what you would find in Torrance. If your intro class at any CTC doesn't exceed all your expectations, you can choke me for free.

2) Find a local BJJ school that isn't a CTC. Just make sure you ask questions to make sure they align with your goals (self-defense, sport, fitness, scheduling, etc), and watch a class before you participate. If you’re not impressed, go to number 3, trying a single class at a poorly operated BJJ school could be a disaster.

3) Learn online through We have tens of thousands of people who are actively learning jiu-jitsu online, from home! All you need is one dedicated training partner and you can learn for as little as $20/month. If you can't find a partner, simple check the online GU Student Database to connect with eager students in your neighborhood!

4) If you're 100% committed and want to get off on the right start, but don't live near a CTC, simply email [email protected] and we can send an instructor to teach you in your house for up to a week straight to jumpstart your jiu-jitsu journey. Bottom line: if you’re ready, we’ll make it happen!

Jiu-jitsu is for you. Stop thinking about it and take your first class!

Jiu Jitsu Global Federation

Self Defense Unit. The complete @ricksongraciejj self defense course is available for a limited time. Link on our bio or @wartribegear
#invisiblejiujitsu #ricksongracie #selfdefense #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #rickson #gracie #graciejiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #gallerrapp #jjgfed #selfconfidence #martialarts

Professor Pedro Sauer, Dillon Gower and myself at One Sprit Martial Arts

Jiu Jitsu Global Federation

Rickson Gracie complete SDU course is available for a limited time at @wartribegear


Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu

A talk with professor Pedro Valente directly from the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. #753code #valentebrothers #jujutsu #jiujitsu

This Simple Submission Will Leave Your Opponents Terrified Of Ever Doing A Body Triangle Again When you’re a shiny new white belt, one of the first things you’ll get told when you start rolling is “Do not let your opponent take your back.” Not only will it cause you to give up points in a tournament, but getting your back taken also puts you at risk for all sorts of …

Gracie Breakdown


What’s makes jiu-jitsu so effective is that you only take what your opponent gives you, essentially “they choose how they lose.” What makes this video so impressive is that @RyronGracie takes what he wants, against 14 cops (from white to black belt, all sizes) even though they know exactly what he is going for. If you were ever lucky enough to get a private class with Ryron and you spent the entire hour on the Trap and Roll, it would be the most important hour of your jiu-jitsu life. 👊🏽

Anyone who’s ready to start jiu-jitsu in the New Year, we got you covered! A full month of unlimited training + Gracie Gi ($300+ value) for only $150! First-time students only and you must start in the month of January! Offer valid in Torrance at Gracie University! If you live within driving distance of Torrance (but not close enough to join us full time), you should take this offer, train with us for a month, so that you have a foundation and you know what to look for in a good school, and then we can recommend a permanent school closer to your home! Bottom line, stop thinking and start doing!

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Jiu-Jitsu Girls

Lasso guard into armbar. 💪

Roger Gracie Shares Grip Detail That Will Completely Change Your Armbar From Mount Roger Gracie is known amongst many things, for his crushing pressure, especially from the mount. When you reach the mount, one of the most common reactions by an opponent is to cross their arms to defend from the incoming armbar. What often happens is that when you attack one arm, the opponent will....

Cactus Jiu Jitsu Academy

If you want powerful results, always invest in learning the fundamentals first. #jiujitsu #strategy #wisdom #bjj4life #psbjja #scottsdaleaz

Eve Torres on "Why Women Don't Learn Self-Defense"

Eve Torres has partnered with the Gracie family on their newest self-defense program, Women Empowered. In this video, she speaks on the fears and misconcepti...

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is A Great Sport for Unathletic Children As a child and teenager, I loved sports, but was simply not athletic. I couldn’t dribble a basketball or shoot a layup. I was the right fielder in little league baseball that struck out a lot. I did try wrestling in high school, but was pretty mediocre and quit after losing two-thirds of my matche...

Gracie University

An embarrassingly effective sweep from the bottom of knee on belly!

@Ryron Gracie @Rener Gracie

BJJFLIX - Faixa Coral S01 EP01 - Mestre - Guto Vicente (English Captions) instagram: @bjjflixbr A multiplatform on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Uma multiplataforma mundial de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro.

Gracie Breakdown


Pedro Sauer fall camp kicked off last night with a two hour no gi session with Jeff Curran. There were just a few of us on the mats.

Evidence Suggests Martial Arts, Wrestling, Grappling Best For ADHD Children   Attention deficit disorder is a very common occurrence among children. For those who are hyperactive it’s always best to get involved with sports, as they offer many benefits including physical exercise, development of social skills and development of self worth. However not all sports are equa...

Looking forward to another packed camp. Jeff Curran kicks it of Friday at 6:00, No Gi.

Here we go!!

Rising Tide Academy Columbia - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai

Brown belts......
Doo doo brown

Rener Gracie

If timed correctly, one of the best escapes for a closed guard Guillotine. Watch your neck! @ryrongracie w/ @jordancollinsjj @gracieuniversityhq #bjj

Martial Sports

Mestre Hélio Gracie. 😀SS



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