Programs at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora has gone to great lengths to create specific programs for each demographic: Jr. Grapplers for kids (ages 9-12), Women Empowered for the ladies, Gracie Combatives for beginner adults, and the Master Cycle for advanced practitioners. Each program adheres to a set curriculum, so students know exactly what they will learn before they come to class. Every student is issued an attendance card on which we track daily progress, so they can see how much they’ve accomplished and exactly what it will take to move on to the next level. In a martial art where confusion and frustration are extremely common, we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that you will enjoy the highly-structured and encouraging approach only found at Certified Gracie Jiu-jitsu Training Centers.
Gracie Combatives is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ) in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience.
Beyond Gracie Combatives belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) into seven positional chapters.
Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women based on the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). In this 15-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Click learn more to continue reading about this program.
In the Jr. Grapplers program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Verbal assertiveness strategies are a major portion of this curriculum. A child needs absolutely no experience to start, and we guarantee a noticeable increase in your child’s confidence within a few weeks!
Learn and drill wrestling fundamentals like takedowns, controls, and positioning while improving your conditioning and boosting your confidence. If you want to win the fight on your feet and become a more skilled grappler you will need to a foundation in wrestling. Join our wrestling class every Saturday morning at 9:30am and learn to wrestle.
We offer private lessons to anyone interested in improving their understanding of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and self defense. You do not need to have any experience to sign up for a private lesson — we can accommodate any skill level at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora. We provide private lessons for each of our programs: Combatives, Master’s, Women’s Empowerment, Junior Grapplers, and GST. Private lessons at GJJA are lead by our certified Gracie Instructors. Private session are booked in 60 minute intervals. You select which instructor is your trainer.
Gracie Survival Tactics®
Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) is a revolutionary defensive tactics system based on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that incorporates time-tested techniques into an easy-to-learn system designed to help officers humanely prevail against larger and stronger opponents. Active-duty law enforcement professionals, as well as military personnel and first responders, can access the GST system and become Certified Instructors via our Live Instructor Certification Program (Live ICP) or via our video-based Online Instructor Certification Program (Online ICP).