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Gracie - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives Program Intro Video

Gracie Combatives® is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 essential techniques of Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative/non-competitive environment. The 36 Gracie Combatives® techniques are strategically organized into one-hour classes with each one-hour lesson addressing one standing and one ground self-defense technique. The classes are strategically and systematically structured and tracked to expedite learning as well as to serve as a "road map" allowing you to see the path ahead while also tracking your progress as you go. 

You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. Upon successful completion of the Gracie Combatives® program you will earn your Gracie Combatives® Belt which will qualify you for advancement into the Master Cycle® program.

36 Essential Techniques

Although the art of Gracie (Brazilian) jiu-jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of real 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 other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives® is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. You need absolutely no experience to start this program. All classes are conducted in a cooperative/non-competitive training environment and we are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

Step 1: Learn the Techniques

The 36 Gracie Combatives® techniques are strategically organized into 23 one-hour classes. Each lesson has been designed so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 23 lessons in any order without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Upon enrolling, you will be issued a Gracie Combatives® Program tracking card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.

Step 2: Develop Your Reflexes

Once you complete each of the 23 Gracie Combatives® lessons twice, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development (RD) Classes where you will learn to combine the 36 techniques and become proficient in the practical application of the techniques as they might occur in a real fight.

Step 3: Earn Your Gracie Combatives® Belt

Once you complete each of the Gracie Combatives® lessons three times, and you’ve completed at least 12 Reflex Development Classes, you are eligible to test for your Gracie Combatives® belt! We will administer a 25-minute test to assess your ability to execute the 36 essential techniques individually and in combination. If your reflexes are sharp and your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will qualify for promotion, and you will be ready to transition into our advanced program, the Master Cycle®.

Free Online Access & Satellite Training Privileges

Upon enrolling in our Gracie Combatives® program, you will also be enrolled in Gracie University® Online. Through this interactive online platform, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you to study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day! Furthermore, our active students qualify to train for free at any other Gracie Certified Training Center around the world for up to 30 consecutive days per year. Since the curriculum is the same at all Certified Training Centers, you will receive credit for every lesson on your Gracie Combatives® attendance card when you return home!

10-Day Free Trail - Combatives


Most Martial Art schools limit new students to one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes for 10 full days! We’re confident that the curriculum, the camaraderie, and quality of the instruction will exceed all your expectations. If that’s not the case, just let us know, and we will never charge you a penny (all we ask is that you return the uniform that we provide you).


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