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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 Combatives

  • 07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:00PM

Reflex Development Class

  • 12:00PM -
    01:00PM

Little Champs (Ages 5-7)

  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM
  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM
  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM

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

Gracie CombativesKYD$160/Month
3x/Week

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 ClassKYD$Included w/GC
1x/Week

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)KYD$175/Month
3x/Week

The Little Champs program is for kids 5-7 years old (we offer private lessons for children ages 3-4). Using our time-tested “Gracie Games,” we teach the Little Champs basic self-defense techniques while instilling the foundational principles of leverage and control. The secret to the success of this program is that we make the lessons so fun that the kids beg for more! Once a child masters all ten Gracie Games, they advance to the Jr. Grapplers program.

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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)KYD$175/Month
2x/Week

In the Jr. Grapplers program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Verbal assertiveness strategies are a major portion of this curriculum. A child needs absolutely no experience to start, and we guarantee a noticeable increase in your child’s confidence within a few weeks!

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Prices are subject to change.

Ron James Hughes

Ron James Hughes

Ronnie is a former PTI (Physical Training Instructor) of Her Majesties Royal Naval PT specialist branch. He passed top of his qualifying class with highest honors & distinction & served over a decade for his country. During this time he trained personnel ranging from operational Royal Marines & Commanding Officers through to new recruits & civilians worldwide He has had the highest honor & privilege of training under members of the Gracie Jiu-jitsu family, Rener & Ryron Gracie at the Gracie Academy HQ in Torrance, California where he gained his certification as a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor in Combatives, Bullyproof (kids self defense) & Gracie Survival Tactics for military & law enforcement personnel. A keen advocate of psychological motivation he is a certified practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Training).

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