We recommend most students start in this class first. While only some students enjoy competition, all students benefit from original purpose of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: self-defense. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu philosophy assumes our opponent will be bigger, stronger, and faster. Instead of physical prowess we rely on body mechanics and leverage to manipulate resisting opponents so even smaller and weaker practitioners can defend themselves against bigger and stronger adversaries. We can’t make everyone big and strong, but we can teach people technique to protect themselves.
Our classes are done in a very controlled environment, where safety always comes first.
The following video is done by a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy in Florida, the Valente Brothers. It demonstrates many of the techniques taught in the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self-defense program.