Message from Master Royler Gracie
“What gets me into The Gracie San Diego Academy to this day is the fact that I can laugh with friends, tell jokes, exercise, and furthermore, the perception that I’m not losing my time, nor money. I know it’s doing me good, and it’s therefore easy to learn and repeat the techniques.
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FUNDAMENTALS: The Gracie San Diego Fundamentals Program consists of a continuous 16 week course, designed to teach the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It will teach you the basics, from learning how to fall, to clinching, taking down and successfully setting up and applying a submission hold as well as various escapes. This technique repetition filled stage of your training will slowly prepare you to begin drilling at a full resistance in the following program.
INTERMEDIATE: After being awarded with the 3rd stripe of your white belt, the student will be able to attend the Intermediate Program, in paralell the student will be still able to continue the Fundamentals Program. This is the most exciting part of your training. Attempting to submit your training partners as they resist and counter act with their own moves is as real as it gets! You will drastically improve your conditioning, strength and confidence. You’ll drill and work with more experienced students benefiting your learning journey. Besides moving up in rank and making a big progress towards mastery of the art, this will give you the experience necessary to enter the Black Belt Program.
BLACK BELT: In this program, you will experience more live training and be exposed to more advanced moves. In this stage of your training experience, you will witness incredible improvement not only on your technique, but your conditioning as well. The Black Belt Program is designed to expose the student to several different classes and a variety of training experiences, allowing you to develop a unique style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and to further your mastery of the art. As a result, in the Black Belt Program, more techniques are taught, the pace of the class is faster and more exciting, the level of the training partners is higher, and last but not least, the focus on little details and timing is what will assist you to take your progress to the next level.
SELF-DEFENSE: If sport Jiu-jitsu and advancement within a traditional belt system are not things you are interested in but you still want to know how to defend yourself then this is the program for you! Gracie Self Defense focuses on the self defense aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so that you learn the most effective techniques to protect yourself and your family in real-life scenarios. Taking the Self defense Course will enable you to feel in control of potentially threatening situations and make your self confidence grow! We will help you to build up your self-confidence, technique, strength and conditioning so that you reach all of the goals you have set for yourself. The self-defense course is a great introduction to the principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, upon completion most students transition to our group classes to continue their training. We invite you to do the same, learn techniques that can save your life one day and if you love it like we know you will continue on with a sport that will have a long lasting positive impression on your life.
KIDS AND JUNIORS: If your child really wants to try out martial arts and you are afraid that they may punch or kick someone at school or home then this is the perfect place for you! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system that enables the people who practice it to defend themselves by using leverage to submit opponents. This is done without throwing punches or kicks. Using our proven techniques your child will be able to defend themselves from bullies even though we do not teach them how to strike. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for kids of any ages. Parents of our students often find that their children gain self-esteem through athletic achievement and learn how to carry themselves better in situations that require them to deal with pressure. If your son or daughter is acting overly aggressive in school, lacks focus and or discipline then we at Gracie San Diego recommend you start them out with a private lesson to introduce them to the sport and class structure. They will learn that Commitment, Respect, Focus, Self-Discipline and effort always make a rewarding experience and bring positive results.
Besides self defense skills that will give children a high degree of self confidence. Our Kids and Juniors programs will also work on:
Developing listening, obedience and focusing skills;
Improving social skills;
Improving self-control, respect and discipline;
Increasing physical attributes such as hand-eye coordination, strength, agility and flexibility.
What makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu so effective for kids is the fact that instead of learning moves through katas or prearranged set of movements carried out on a cooperative training partner, they will learn how to apply grappling techniques on a resisting training partner who’s not cooperating and is counteracting with his own moves, much like as what you’d see on the streets.