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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.

Things BJJ Guys Do That Drive Their Girls Nuts Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ My wife somehow always throws in her famous quote, “I miss being pregnant, because that’s the only time our hugs don’t turn into a clinch.” Unfortunately, it true. W...

Russell Brand Talks About His BJJ Blue Belt Promotion Why so blue, Russell? Professional funny man and new world philosopher Russell Brand took to YouTube yesterday to discuss his recent promotion to blue belt and the various social and racial divides that BJJ is capable of bridging. A big theme Brand touches on is BJJ’s shocking ability to unite all...

Thanks to Justin and Natalie Chapweske for a great workout this morning at Montana Mixed Martial Arts. Pedro Sauer Mike Horihan

Kron Gracie To Face Cub Swanson At UFC Fight Night In October Jiu-jitsu and MMA fans alike will be able to witness an exciting faceoff when Kron Gracie and Cub Swanson face each other at UFC Fight Night, according to ESPN. Gracie (who, yes, hails from the same family as all the other famous Gracies in BJJ) is so far undefeated in MMA. Having previously fought....

Rolling With Women Isn't A Big Deal, So Stop Making It One This is one of those things I feel like I shouldn’t have to explain, but here I am explaining it. And I’m explaining it because time and time again, I get met with questions from male jiu-jitsu practitioners who either feel awkward rolling with their female teammates or simply have no idea how t...

Xande Ribeiro - Guard Retention Philosophy (Half-guard)

SHIELD (KNEE) - FRAME (ARMS) - PEDAL (FEET ON HIPS) Excerpts from the seminar by BJJ legend Xande Ribeiro taught at the World Master 2016, organized by IBJJF...

The Most "Dangerous" People On The Mat Are Often The Safest To Train With If you walk into a jiu-jitsu gym, who are the most dangerous people in the room? The upper belts, of course. The higher you get on the food chain, the more dangerous you become, but I’ve noticed as time has progressed that, if anything, the better someone is at jiu-jitsu the SAFER they are to …

Gracie Breakdown

⚠️ PLEASE HELP US REACH THESE NURSES! This video is very hard to watch, but it highlights a the VERY real challenges facing nurses all over the world. Everyone who gets sick, goes to the hospital, the good and the bad. If a patient is intoxicated and/or angry (as seen here), they may attack a nurse, and as far as we know, nurses receive no formal training to deal with physical violence. Nurses deserve to feel safe when they’re caring for us.
WE WANT TO SPONSOR both nurses to come to California (all expenses paid) for one week of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training at @gracieuniversity dedicated specifically to the threats they’re most likely to encounter in the workplace. We have no contact information, so ANYTHING helps at this point. Please email [email protected] if you can help.
For all other registered nurses, we want to offer one month of free self-defense training to all registered nurses on the planet. The training can be redeemed at any participating Certified Training Center and in cases where there is no CTC, email us a and we’ll grant a free one month subscription to our online self defense programs.
All women (not just nurses) are invited to our free 2.5-hour Women’s Self-Defense seminar on July 13, 2019 in Torrance and at select CTCs around the world. Register at

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: The Hidden Secret For U.S. Military Veterans – BJJ World It is no secret that our military heroes getting discharged from combative service and entering back into the civilian world experience challenges. Coping with combative trauma, changing dynamics in family/friend relationships, finding/maintaining fulfilling employment, and understanding how to navi...

Gracie Breakdown

She got assaulted, we broke it down, you guys shared it, she accepted it!

Evandro Nunes 🥋🙏🏼

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

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Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Save the date.. NOV 22-24 PSBJJA Fall Training Camp in Herndon, VA!!!

Urbana Academy LLC

Save the date! Master Pedro Sauer will be hosting a seminar in Frederick Maryland. #pedrosauer #graciejiujitsu #gracieacademy #selfdefense #bjjgirls #bjj

Rener Washington DC - Bundle (June 23, 2019) Washington DC - June 23, 2019 Rener Gracie has been requested to be the keynote speaker at the But he wasn't

Tips to Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu While Pregnant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) isn’t “easy” to begin with; and now, I’m adding being pregnant to the mix. People have asked me “why didn’t you just stop doing BJJ?” As a 20-week, pregnant Blue Belt, the…

Leg work - @pedro_sauer_ See Instagram ‘Leg work’ highlights from Pedro Sauer (@pedro_sauer_)

Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu

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

Another great seminar of position and control by Jeff Curran. Day two starts at 9:00 today with 6 more hours of mat time plus belt testing. Professor Pedro Sauer closes the day starting a 3:30

Great first night of 2019 Spring Training Camp with Prof Jeff Curran!!! Tomorrow we start at 9am with 3 sessions through day with Professor James Gardner and John Carlquist, then ending with Master Sauer!!!

Jiu-Jitsu Magazine

Attacker got both hands on your collar. Here’s one way to get out with the help of Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie. Go train. #jiujitsu #jiujitsumag #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #bjjlifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #tutorial #technique #howto #video #gentleartmedia #oss

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?

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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 can save your life ladies!

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@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!

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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!

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Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu

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

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