Although Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective martial art on the planet, it is a relatively young martial art. Realizing that the key to global dissemination of pure Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the development of a formalized curriculum, the Gracie Academy dedicated several years to organizing all the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their complexity and usefulness in combat.
Furthermore, all group classes are conducted with the utmost concern for safety, and all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed.
At the Gracie Academy and all Certified Training Centers, we don't teach people how to fight. We give people confidence so they don't need to fight.