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20 Solid Reasons to Roll with Us Certified Instructors with a detailed criminal record background check- Peace of mind, but also a good high standard to ensure every instructor has gone that extra mile in order to qualify to share our mats with our students. Our academy was established...

Açaí: The Real Story Most people don't realize that the Gracie family, specifically Carlos Gracie himself is responsible for bringing Açaí to Rio from the north of Brazil.  If you've never tried it, it's delicious.  Check out this fun video on making Açai below: Gracie Diet Açaí Recipes...

Hello Everyone! I'm excited to announce that we have reached the Half Guard Chapter.  From Today May 15th til July 1 (six weeks, because there is a lot of material to cover), we will be focusing on developing the Half Guard transitions, controls, sweeps, submissions, passes...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Action 2 This amazing video showcases a number of other martial arts vs Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground grappling in self defence situations.  The most important yet most neglected part of any real...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu In Action This amazing video showcases a number of other martial arts vs Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground grappling.  The most important yet most neglected part of any real attack. Beware of the many styles...

Hello everyone!  Please sign up for the Gracie Insider Newsletter.  The newsletter has cool features, gear releases, and updates on what is happening around the Gracie Academy and all of the Certified Training Centers.  You can sign in to Gracie University, and choose to receive...

Hello Everyone!  This year's summer Gracie BullyProof Camp will be full.  Book your spot early.  This year's camp will be the most engaging ever.  Will be Educational, Fun, Safe and Energetic.  See you on the mats! NVBJJ_BULLYPROOF_CAMP_FLYER...

Hello my people!  Some of our friends have been suffering due to the 7.8 magnitute Ecuadorian Earthquake.  Please follow the link and consider donating!  It's an important cause and we can help. Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund...