Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora is a certified Gracie Training Center. We invite you to explore our website, research our programs, learn about our teaching methods, and discover useful resources to aid you through your Jiu-Jitsu journey.
First rolling out the CTC’s mat in 2013, Professor Tony Debelak has been Colorado’s top Certified Gracie Instructor ever since. Professor Tony’s Gracie CTC is the longest running Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center in the Denver metropolitan area, as well as in the entire state of Colorado. Prof. Tony personally strives to be a life long learner and under that pretenses he climbed the ladder of potential by making Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora Colorado’s first and only Level 4 Certified Training Center. All classes at GJJA are expert-led by Gracie Certified Instructors. Learn more about our team by exploring bio’s, videos, and photos we’ve organized on our team page.
Professor Tony Debelak after receiving his Black Belt from Ryron and Rener Gracie at Gracie HQ in Los Angeles, California.
At GJJA we train street, sport, art, and combat jiu-jitsu. What’s the difference? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu puts an emphasis on self defense for real-world scenarios. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu typically omits the usage of punches and other strikes and focuses on grappling. At GJJA we train street, practice the art, do sport jiu-jitsu and prepare for combat.
It’s no small feat to be a Level 4 Certified Gracie Academy. Rener and Ryron Gracie developed a rigorous process to become certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at any level, let alone at the top level of 4. So what does Level 4 mean? It means that the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora Academy is authorized by Rener and Ryron Gracie to train and issue belt’s at all levels from white to brown belt stripe 4. A Level 1 Gracie Certified Training Center can only teach and issue up to Combatives belts. Here’s a link to an entire page dedicated to helping you better understand what to expect from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora Training Center and why it’s so different from other martial arts academies.
Are you looking for Jiu-Jitsu in Denver? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora fosters a vibrant and welcoming community for students, team members, friends, and family to advance their understanding of self-defense. The GJJA environment is free of politics, egos, and bad attitudes. Click the link to see testimonials from students of all ages and experience levels.
As a student at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora you will learn and train the martial art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. With roots originating in Japanese Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was developed in Brazil by Helio and Carlos Gracie. Check out this linked article if you are curious to know “what is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?”
Everyone who enters the gym at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora knows the environment and community is there to foster a vibrant and welcoming space for students, team members, friends, and family to advance their understanding of self-defense. The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora environment is free of politics, egos, and bad attitudes.
“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength.”
“Even if you’re the most peaceful person in the world and you would never pick a fight it doesn’t even matter because sometimes the fight picks you.”