Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing techniques and submissions involving joint-locks and chokeholds also found in numerous other arts with or without ground fighting emphasis. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu permits a wide variety of techniques to take the fight to the ground after taking a grip. Once the opponent is on the ground, a number of maneuvers (and counter-maneuvers) are available to manipulate the opponent into a suitable position for the application of a submission technique. Achieving a dominant position on the ground is one of the hallmarks of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style, and includes effective use of the guard position to defend oneself from bottom, and passing the guard to dominate from top position with side control, mount and back mount positions. This system of maneuvering and manipulation can be likened to a form of kinetic chess when utilized by two experienced practitioners. A submission hold is the equivalent of checkmate in the sport, reflecting a disadvantage which would be extremely difficult to overcome in a fight (such as a dislocated joint or unconsciousness).



Our Junior Grapplers Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class spans ages 6 and up. Students begin their Jiu-Jitsu Journey learning the basics of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students begin right away learning the 5 effective facets of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including Standing Self Defense, Grappling, Striking, Throws and Takedowns and finally Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu philosophy. They are taught when it is appropriate to use their new found skills and that they should only be used for self defense and survival. Through the practice of techniques in class (grappling, joint manipulations, chokes and other defensive techniques), partner interaction and helping each other develop, students move toward their next ranks through mastering the Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum. Partner interaction in this program is almost immediate. Students are urged to concentrate on improving and achieving their goals through hard work versus expecting rank or privilege based on merely attending class. After students have achieved a proficiency in the basic techniques and etiquettes of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu they are welcomed to explore the concepts of competition by attending our competition based classes.



Our woman’s only self-defense program is just that, for woman only. The only men in the class are the instructors. The curriculum is a slightly modified version of our traditional, Adult Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals program. The Woman’s self-defense curriculum focuses specifically on attacks and issues that woman face statistically more often than men. This program is age-appropriate for ages 13 – up.



G.R.A.C.I.E. Law Enforcement Course

G.R.A.C.I.E™ is the defensive tactics and weapons retention course created by the legendary Royce Gracie, 3-Time Ultimate Fighting Champion. Royce earned his title by defeating his opponents using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, proving the effectiveness of leverage and technique over strength and size. Royce has incorporated these defensive tactics into a comprehensive training course specifically designed for law enforcement. Like many skills, defensive tactics are perishable, therefore the G.R.A.C.I.E™ program teaches simple and automatic, rapid yet smooth actions. The G.R.A.C.I.E™ program is the “only” defensive tactics program that truly gets officers to properly defend their weapons in any and all altercations. The G.R.A.C.I.E™ program has been used by the US Special Forces, DEA agents and many national and international police departments.

  • 47.9% of officers injured or killed in a line of duty is attributed to loss of their weapon
  • Current hand cuffing procedures do not take in to account criminal escalation of the incidents.
  • 95% of all confrontations and fights end up on the ground.
  • Current Defensive Tactical Programs available are ineffective and officers resort to using brute strength and sheer will power to overcome a suspect/criminal, resulting in potential loss of their weapon or serious injury to the officer.
  • Technique is emphasized instead of strength. “ALL” officers can accomplish this no matter size, strength or gender.
  • Automatic rapid response needs to be made in an altercation. Offensive vs. defensive mindset is emphasized before, during and after the altercation.
  • Standing up in Base
  • 4 Angles Defense against weapons
  • Headlock (standing or against a wall) defenses
  • Drop and Draw – 21 FT. Rule
  • Standing Weapons Retention – PEO Strike
  • Take downs from behind
  • Weak Hand Grabs Prisoner/Suspect Compliance
  • Strong Hand Grabs
  • Multiple Suspects or Altercation Encounter
  • Two Hand Grabs
  • Mental Offensive and Defensive Mindsets
  • Rear Weapon Grabs
  • Mounted (Officer on his back)
  • Escapes from the Mounted position – Guard Work – Fighting Position
  • Guard Work – Time and Defend (or) hold position
  • Escape Side ground Headlocks
  • Handcuffing Procedures
  • Two Man Takedowns
  • Mounted Weapons Retention
  • Guard Weapons Retention


Our KinderGrapplers program focuses on children ages 3-6 years old. This program provides them an environment that is safe, encouraging and fun with structure and boundries as well. The children focus on improving listening and large motor skills while exercising and learning how become coachable and good training partners. They will learn the basics of grappling (wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo) that will help them build a foundation of training that will make for an easy transition into one of our older youth Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and / or wrestling programs. Give your child the tools to be successful in not only martial arts and sports, but in life as well.



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