In 1993, Royce Gracie entered the first ever full contact No Holds Barred tournament to be held in the United States and won 3 fights in one night. With opponents outweighing him sometimes by as much as 50 lbs. the 180lb Brazilian dominated them with ease, using his families art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Royce went on to win 2 more UFC titles, becoming the only man to win 3 UFC tournaments ever.
Jiu-Jitsu was introduced to the US. Over the past 10 years it has reached every part of the world. Regarded by many as the most effective martial art in the world, Jiu-Jitsu utilized leverage and technique, over strength and speed, allowing for a smaller person to take on much larger aggressor. Today, Jiu-Jitsu is not only a self defense art, but also a sport, with many tournament being held in the United States and world over.
Gracie Standup Self Defense
This course was designed to provide students with the knowledge they need to defend themselves in a real life-threatening situation.
Our curriculum includes 120 techniques that could literally save your life during a confrontation. In this class you will learn how to deal with the most common street attacks without relying on strength, speed or coordination.
Grand Master Helio Gracie has perfected the techniques and unique teaching method used in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu over a span of 70 years. The result is a self-defense system that has been proven to work for everyone.