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It wasn’t until Kano Jiu-Jitsu (Judo) was introduced to the original Gracie brothers in Brazil that the real art of Jiu-Jitsu would be reborn and perfected. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu (practiced as Judo) was introduced in Brazil around 1914 by Mitsuyo Maeda, who was also known as Conde Koma. Maeda was a champion of Jiu-Jitsu (Judo) and a direct student of Kano at the Kodokan in Japan. He was born in 1878 and became a student of Judo (Kano Jiu-Jitsu) in 1897. Maeda trained at the Kodokan during the zenith of its ground fighting days. In the early 1900s he traveled the world as an ambassador of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu (judo) and participated in several no holds barred challenge matches in many countries including England, Spain, United States, Cuba, Mexico and finally Brazil.In 1914, Maeda was given the opportunity to travel to Brazil as part of a large Japanese immigration colony. In the northern state of Pará, he befriended Gastão Gracie, an influential businessman, who helped Maeda get established. To show his gratitude, Maeda offered to teach Kano Jiu-Jitsu (Judo) to Gastão’s oldest son, Carlos Gracie. Carlos quickly fell in love with the techniques and philosophy of Jiu-JItsu. He became an avid student for a few years and eventually moved to the Southeast of Brazil where he taught his brothers and established the first Gracie Academy in 1925. Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed due to the wisdom of Carlos and the genius of Hélio Gracie. Even without any formal education, Carlos diligently studied, in addition to jiu-jitsu, many different subjects including nutrition, spirituality, exercise and natural hygiene. A philosopher in nature, Carlos was the “thinker of the clan” as a famous journalist of the time would call him, and would always provide invaluable advice to his brothers on all areas of life. The combination of his research formed the foundation that Hélio used to develop a new style of Jiu-Jitsu.

Helio Gracie and Carlos Gracie

Our ASAP self-defense program will help you get into great physical shape and learn valuable self defense techniques.

The foundations of the program developed by Rodrigo Gracie, are based on the principles of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, a gentle martial art that characterizes triumph of human intelligence over brute strength.

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Helio Gracie practicing his double flying kick on Carlos Gracie

Rodrigo Gracie.

(born March 11, 1975) is a Brazilian retired professional mixed martial artist, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who fought in Pride FC and was the 1998 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Gold Medalist. While competing in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Gracie was ranked amongst the top Middleweight fighters from 2003 to 2004 due to an undefeated streak with consecutive victories over Hayato Sakurai, Daiju Takase, Yuki Sasaki, and Daijiro Matsui. Member of the Gracie family of Brazil. Rodrigo is the son of Jiu-Jitsu Grandmaster Reylson Gracie and grandson of the founder of Jiu-Jitsu in Brasil, Carlos Gracie. Rodrigo began training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 4. Rodrigo Started teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at age 12. When he was 17 yers old, he left Brazil and moved to Corona del Mar, California to train and work with his Father and shortly after he was awarded the Black belt.

Pride 19 Champion

PRIDE Guilhotine Choke by RGracie

Pride Bushido One

R Gracie Hammer

PRIDE Fighting Championship

Undefeated in PRIDE Fighting Championships (4-0).

Submission Grappling

ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Gold Medalist – 1998
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship Bronze Medalist – 2001

North American Grappling Association

4-Time North American Grappling Association Champion

ADCC Champion United Emirates

Pride Bushido

Pride Bushido 2

5th Degree Black Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Rodrigo Gracie has written three instructional books on Gracie jiu-jitsu; “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Holds Barred!: Fighting Techniques”, “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path to the Black Belt”, and “The Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu”.


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Private Instruction

The fastest and most efficient way to take full advantage of jiu-jitsu techniques and all of its intricacies and details is by taking private lessons.  Our curriculum is designed to enable any individual to become physically independent in 45 lessons. Our Advanced self-defense awareness program (ASAP)  teaches the elements to defend against any possible attack standing up or on the floor, grappling or striking.

Adults Jiu-Jitsu A.S.A.P Concepts

The objective of our Advanced Self-defense Awareness Program is to teach the knowledge, skills and abilities for you to defend yourself in critical situations.

Juniors & Teens Jiu-Jitsu

Nowadays High School policies are really good in stopping most fights for taking place. But If your teen is made fun everyday for a long period of time, the damage can be much worse than a black eye or getting punched. The bully even thou may not be hurting your teen physically, the bully is hurting your teen emotionally. The emotional pain can be much worse than the physical pain. If the teacher or the parents are not around, The only person that can stop the verbal abuse from continuing is your teen.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu – BPI Program 9-11 yrs

Using guidance strategies thru Gracie jiu-jitsu to achieve your child’s cooperation and participation in the goals that we are trying to accomplish for their development.

Kids Jiu-Jitsu – BPI Program 7-8 yrs

Using guidance strategies thru Gracie jiu-jitsu to achieve your child’s cooperation and participation in the goals that we are trying to accomplish for their development.

Kids jiu-Jitsu – BPI Program 4-6 yrs

Bullying Prevention Intervention program 3-6 yrs




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