Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Rorion Gracie, the son of Grand Master Helio Gracie (the co-founder of BJJ), traveled to the United States with the goal of spreading the effectiveness of his family’s style of Jiu Jitsu - Gracie Jiu Jitsu (GJJ). The success of UFC 1 catapulted Gracie Jiu Jitsu into mainstream martial arts. As a result, the increased demand to learn the most efficient form of fighting took a shape of its own and Gracie Jiu Jitsu was splintered into its different components: Self-defense Jiu Jitsu, Sports Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling and was generalized as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (‘BJJ’ for short). What separates Gracie Jiu Jitsu from other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is it's Philosophy as explained by Grand Master Helio's grandson, Rener Gracie.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu at Ronin Athletics
Ronin Athletics is the official Certified Training Center for Gracie University for all of Manhattan, New York City. We teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu, in its complete form as designed by Grand Master Helio Gracie. Its self-defense programs comprise of Gracie Combatives, Gracie Women Empowered, Gracie Bullyproof and Gracie Survival Tactics (for law enforcement). For those that want to take Gracie Jiu Jitsu from beginner to Blackbelt mastery level there’s Master Cycle and Instructor Certification Programs. The self-defense programs focus on both stand-up and ground scenarios. Defense and counter techniques on the high percentage attacks. With over hundreds of techniques in Jiu Jitsu, beginners can be easily overwhelmed.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Programs
The self-defense program is taught by a professional instructor, Certified by Gracie Jiu Jitsu heads, Ryron and Rener Gracie. The program is compartmentalized so that it is focused, easy to use and easy to remember for immediate street use.
The Master Cycle and Instructor programs, are for individuals that want a more in depth understanding of the art. Whether its to compliment your MMA training, Competition Jiu Jitsu or to be a professional instructor, this program takes you from your Combatives Belt to Blue, Purple, Brown and ultimately Black belt. The strength in this program, is that it ensures proficiency in the many techniques in BJJ through a well organized curriculum and qualification process.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu and BJJ
Gracie Jiu Jitsu sets itself apart from the rest of the BJJ gyms, in that it’s had generations of experience developing a complete martial artist in the most efficient way. Methods to acquiring a vast amount of techniques, an environment that cultivates a collective approach to learning, a system of tracking progress and with the internet, Gracie University has videos of every technique explained in detail. It allows understanding concepts of training over your smartphone or desktop, while at home or in transit. The framework is in place for a practitioner to practice at Ronin Athletics and online.
Gracie Certified Training Centers (CTC)
Today, there are over 150 Certified Training Centers world wide and close to 400 Gracie Garage’s world wide. As a member of Ronin Athletics, you can drop by any of the Gracie Certified Training Center or Garage’s worldwide for Free. The curriculum is consistent in all CTCs globally and you will receive credit towards your progress when taking class at any CTC in the world.