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Although Gracie 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. Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and 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 have been divided into 23 one-hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Each lesson is designed so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 23 lessons in any order.


Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Gracie Combatives attendance card on to 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 how to combine the 36 techniques to address the most common occurrences in a real fight.

Step 3: Earn Your Gracie Combatives Belt

Complete each of the Gracie Combatives lessons three times, and at least 12 Reflex Development Classes, and you will be eligible to test for promotion for the Gracie Combatives Belt!


A 25-minute test will assess your ability to execute the 36 essential techniques individually and in combination. If your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will qualify for promotion to the Gracie Combatives belt and you will be allowed to attend our advanced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program, the Master Cycle.


We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial that includes use of a uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes.


We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the free uniform that we provided to you).


To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply contact us.


Click here to find a Certified Training Center near you


Upon enrolling in the Gracie Combatives program at any Certified Training Center, you will receive a free subscription to Through this interactive website, 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, all active students at a Certified Training Center qualify to train at any other Gracie Certified Training Center around the world. 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!

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