About Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora was founded in 2013 by Tony Debelak. GJJA is a Level 4 Certified Training Center — that is the highest level of certification accredited by Rener and Ryron at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters. Use this page to learn about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora. Nearly eight years after opening the school, now Black Belt, Professor Tony’s Gracie Certified Training Center is the go-to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu location in the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado at large.

Our Story

The doors of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora first open in 2013 when, then Brown Belt, Tony Debelak, wanted a safe environment to teach his children self defense through Jiu-Jitsu. The only problem was that all of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in Colorado at that time were geared towards competition and had reputations for beating up on newcomers. So Tony sought after a solution and became Colorado’s first Certified Gracie Instructor. Now, all these years later, Professor Tony continues to teach GJJ.

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Our Instructors

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All Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora instructors have completed the Gracie Instructor Certification Program. A certified Instructor is an extension of the Gracie Family and a representative of Gracie University. Certified Instructors have all been law enforcement background checked. All Instructors must personify discipline, integrity, and honor. They must be healthy in mind and body, and, most importantly, they must have a passion for empowering others.

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What is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

In just a few words, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is street applicable complete self defense system that is energy efficient and uses natural body movements. In truth, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is so much more. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques.

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Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora?

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Aside from being Colorado’s longest running Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center, it is the only school in the state to have a Level 4 Certification. Not all school’s are created equal — the quality of instruction at GJJA is world class.

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FAQs

There are a lot of questions to ask when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu, and we’re here to provide answers. We’ve answered our most common questions on our FAQs page.

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