GRACIE JIU JITSU, La JOLLA 7598 Eads Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037 Tel: (858) 454-5345


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.


The teen Gracie Combatives course features the same techniques and is presented in the exact same format as the regular Gracie Combatives course.


Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, all of which have been organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. In order to streamline the learning process, we have divided all the techniques in the Master Cycle into seven Positional Chapters: Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, and Standing. Several months are dedicated to the study of each chapter before moving on to the next. Each time a student recycles through the 7 chapters they have the chance to learn new techniques as well as strengthen and expand their foundation of existing skills. This cyclic process continues for several years until the student becomes a master in every position of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, one of several perquisites for promotion to black belt.

Jr. GRAPPLERS (ages 8 - 13) - $165

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.

LITTLE CHAMPS (ages 5 - 7) - $165

"We don’t teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, we play Gracie Jiu-Jitsu."

At this age, children are not interested in learning martial arts, but they sure don’t mind “playing” martial arts. The Little Champs secret is that we have devised a series of 10 “Gracie Games” in which we secretly teach the children essential self-defense techniques. By playing the fun and challenging “Gracie Games,” children develop strong reflexes in the execution of the basic techniques, as they unconsciously learn the foundational principles of leverage and control. Once a child masters the Gracie Games, or turns 8 years old, we promote them to the Jr. Grapplers class.
* We also offer private lessons for $60 per half hour
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