Gracie Combatives is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program.

If you’re unsure about trying martial arts training for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Gracie Combatives program is for you.

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. All Combative classes are taught 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.

Once you complete the Gracie Combatives course online, on DVD, or at a Certified Training Center, you may test for your Gracie Combatives belt if you are at least 14 years of age. Award of the Gracie Combatives belt signifies that you embody the core self-defense principles and are proficient in the foundational techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Once you have earned your Gracie Combatives belt and have dedicated an additional 6-12 months of training in the Master Cycle program, including fight simulation and live sparring against a jiu-jitsu trained opponent, you will be eligible to test for your official Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt at a Certified Training Center.

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 23 Lessons using​
36 Essential Techniques