Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls

A Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® under Gracie University We are a homeschool family in Sioux Falls, SD.

Our mission is to equip people to confidently defend themselves. Mitch completed instructor training in June 2022 and will be officially certified in January 2023. We hope to start offering group classes soon after, but until then we are looking for several dedicated families or individuals to teach private lessons to in our home. We teach children anti-bullying tactics (both verbal and physical)

Operating as usual

Photos from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls's post 02/14/2024

❤️I save my best hugs for my favorite person. ❤️

❤️Happy Valentines Day from all of us at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls!❤️


The greatest value in martial arts training is not in learning how to fight, but rather in developing the best of your character and sharing it with others. Our Character Development Program ensures that your child cultivates the highest level of discipline, integrity, and honor on their jiu-jitsu journeys.

Every two months, we host an ultra-fun party called Gracie Game Day for kids who’ve shown significant progress in developing the featured character trait. Kids earn points at home in order to qualify for game day, so don’t be surprised if your child is overly excited about making their bed and doing they chores!


While trying to teach my five-year-old her ABC’s, I showed her a picture of a cat and asked “what letter does this start with?” Because she wasn’t getting it, I gave her a hint and held up my hand like a C. Her face lights up and she exclaims, “oh, so NOT a monkey grip!” 🫣Homeschool fail, but jiu-jitsu for the win!

(Photo is of my seven year old who DOES know both her ABC’s and jiu-jitsu grips AND was cooperative for the picture)


We had so much fun playing games to celebrate Gracie Game Day! The extra space in the gym was enjoyed by all. I’m wondering though, do you play “What time is it Mr Wolf?” Or “ …Mr Fox?”


Looking forward to Class 2 tonight @ 5:30!

Jr Grapplers at 4:30PM.


Class 1 tonight at 5:30PM!

Photos from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls's post 01/05/2024

Jiu-jitsu for everyone.

People often ask us if they are too old, too weak, too out of shape, too _______ to start jiu-jitsu. Since Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is based on leverage, timing, and technique, there are no size or strength or age requirements to begin this art. In fact, it was designed to give the weak a chance to defeat the strong.

If you are on the fence about starting jiu-jitsu, take a note from these wonderful ladies and gentlemen. They range in age from 11-77, different sizes and shapes, varying levels of athletic ability…all learning together and supporting each other on this journey. Their only regret is that they did not start sooner.

If you don’t start now, then when?


🥋 Make 2024 Your Year of Street-Readiness! 🌟👊

This year, eliminate your "what if" safety concerns by combating real-life scenarios with effective techniques! Join us at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls and make 2024 the year you become street-ready, eliminate safety concerns, and empower yourself to defend not just yourself but your loved ones too!

👉 Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

Practical Self-Defense: Learn effective techniques for real-world situations.
Confidence Building: Gain the self-assurance to navigate any scenario.
Community Support: Join a family that uplifts and encourages each other.
👊 Benefits of Training:

Improved Fitness: Get in shape while learning valuable skills.
Mental Toughness: Develop resilience and a focused mindset.
Lifelong Friendships: Connect with like-minded individuals on the same journey.
🌟 Experience a Clean, Safe, Structured Environment!
At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls, we prioritize your well-being. Our training environment is clean, safe, and structured, ensuring a positive and focused learning experience.

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Make this year count! Let's work together to make you in 2024. ✨ ®


Our Little Champs class meets at 4:30pm on either Mondays or Tuesdays. Check out for more info.

Photos from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls's post 12/30/2023

Our last class of 2023! We are so grateful for such a wonderful group of students: adults, kids AND their parents. We look forward to watching all of you learn, grow and crush your training goals. Additionally, we can’t wait to meet courageous new faces in 2024–those of you who will step out of your comfort zone and invest the time it takes to be street (and bully) ready!

See you next year on the mats!

Photos from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls's post 12/23/2023

It was stripe #2 this week for several students! Congratulations Isaiah, Jesse, James, Jay S and Ava. ⬜️⬛️⬜️⬛️⬜️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️


Every day, I open my closet and see all my clean gis, unused, hanging neatly in a row. Sadly, they have been that way for a while, and will be for several more months while I recover from hip surgery. Even though surgery was necessary, it is easy to feel discouraged during a long recovery like this. The delay in my progress towards blue belt and instructor certification is frustrating, and I’m also faced with more free time to dwell on it. So this is me (Jenni-Lee) talking to me, getting myself out of a rut.

Some tips for when you are injured or recovering and need to take a break from training:

1. Embrace and accept rest. Rest is a gift from God. Additionally, it is imperative for proper healing. It is OK to do nothing during a season of recovery.

2. Watch videos. Life gets busy, and you don’t always have time to prepare for every class by watching the lesson videos. But when you are taking some time off from training, watch the videos in their entirety. They are a wealth of information, and free with your Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls membership.

3. Learn by watching. Come to class anyway. Take notes. Walk around, answer new students’ questions, and solo the technique without a partner as you progress to wellness.

4. Listen to your body. When you think you are ready to return, wait another week or two. If you had surgery, only return with the approval of your doctor.

See you soon on the mats!


Micah and Will received stripe promotions this week as well as Ben and Helen (not pictured). Great job to all our amazing Bullyproof students!!


Join us tonight for Class 9 at 5:30PM! No experience or athletic ability necessary AND we offer a FREE 10-day trial. What do you have to lose?

A quote from one of our recent Google reviewers:

"I'm a new student and it's been awesome ! We have members who are old, young, athletic, non-athletic, bigger, smaller, stronger, weaker, taller, shorter.... you get the point. They do a great job of welcoming all new members and creating a challenging yet safe & positive environment for learning Jiu Jitsu. If you are even slightly interested in Jiu Jitsu, I feel you owe it to yourself to look into Gracie Jiu Jitsu Sioux Falls!" -Jay


Congratulations to Adam on earning his fourth stripe! Adam was our very first Gracie Combatives student and we are so proud of how far he’s come. He is someone who we feel great about pairing up with a brand new student because of his high level of concern for safety, his knowledge of the techniques, and his passion for jiu-jitsu. Currently, he is faithfully attending Reflex Development classes in addition to regular Combatives classes in order to sharpen his skills and reflexes in preparation for testing for his Combatives belt. Keep up the great work, Adam!


Not only does this apply to our jiu-jitsu, it also applies beautifully to life, business and relationships.



One of our core values.

We wear a white gi to show unity.

Gossip will not be tolerated. All concerns about another student or instructor must be taken directly to the head instructor.

Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. We expect experienced students to contribute positively to all new students.

I love how this photo encapsulates our core value of unity. Students helping each other out. We are not fighting each other, rather we are preparing for the enemy outside of the room.


Join us for Gracie Combatives class 5 tonight, Guillotine choke and punch block series. These techniques could save your life! The time is NOW to learn how to defend yourself. Message us for more info about starting your 10-day free trial. See you on the mats!


Congrats, Aidan, on your second stripe!

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We had so much fun playing games to celebrate Gracie Game Day! The extra space in the gym was enjoyed by all. I’m wonder...
Our Little Champs class meets at 4:30pm on either Mondays or Tuesdays. Check out for mor...
Our Little Champs class meets at 4:30pm on either Mondays or Tuesdays. Check out for mor...
Keeping it playful with Crazy Legs, one of our favorite games! 😎 Last week we had some serious talks about stranger dang...
Another successful Gracie Game Day complete with campfire and capture the flag. Congrats to Jesse who earned the most bo...
A big week at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Sioux Falls! Will, who started training with us a year ago, earned his grey belt! Believi...
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