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Level 1: Blue Belt

A Level 1 Certified Training Center is authorized to teach you the complete Gracie Combatives® course and is capable of taking you from start to blue belt.

Level 2: Purple Belt

A Level 2 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to purple belt.

Level 3: Brown Belt

A Level 3 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to brown belt.

Level 4: Black Belt

A Level 4 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to black belt. This is the highest level of certification.

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Gracie Combatives1

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Reflex Development Class

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Little Champs (Ages 5-7)

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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

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Black Belt Club (Invitation Only)

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All Gracie Academy Certified Training Centers are independently owned and operated.
Class schedule subject to change. Additional notes below (if applicable).

  1. Unlimited $125.

Gracie Combatives$100/Month
8X Month

Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of the fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often, and with greater success, than all the others combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. After students perfects all the Gracie Combatives techniques individually, they qualify to participate in weekly Reflex Development Classes were they learn how to execute them in various combinations. Once a student masters all the techniques in every combination, they qualify to be tested for promotion to blue belt.

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Reflex Development Class$Included w/GC
Unlimited

Once you complete each of the 23 Gracie Combatives lessons two times, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development Classes. In these lessons we use a revolutionary training process called Dynamic Reflex Development™ to build your reflexes in the execution of all 36 techniques in every possible combination and at various levels of intensity.

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Little Champs (Ages 5-7)$100/Month
Unlimited

In the Little Champs classes, we don't teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we play Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Based on a series of 10 “Gracie Games,” the Little Champs program is designed to introduce the children to the basic techniques and foundational principles of the art. Each class is conducted in such a fun way that, when the class is over, the children can't wait to come back!

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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)$100/Month
Unlimited

Bullying is most prevalent in this age group and, as a result, the emphasis of this course is to teach the children the 15 techniques they will need to defend themselves if attacked. The best part about these techniques is that they were specifically designed to minimize injury to the bully if applied during a fight.

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Black Belt Club (Invitation Only)$100/Month
Unlimited

Once a child perfects all the techniques presented in the Jr. Grapplers class, they are invited to attend the Advanced Kids program. In this program, the children are taught and treated like adults. In the lessons, the techniques are presented at a level of detail that far exceeds that of the Jr. Grapplers classes. The final objective at this level is to prepare the children for a smooth transition into the adult Gracie Jiu-Jitsu programs.

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Prices are subject to change.

Samuel Slaven

Samuel Slaven

Sam Slaven has been a practitioner of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under the Gracie family for several years and recently graduated from the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification Program in July of 2011. Sam served his country for more than 7 years in the US Army as Cavalry soldier, which included a one-year tour in Iraq from 2003-2004. He attended Eastern Illinois University for his undergraduate studies and the University of Illinois for his graduate work.

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