At Gracie University, we don’t just teach people how to fight, we give people the confidence so they never need to.– Gracie University
Although Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the most effective martial art on planet, it is a relatively young martial art. Lacking a standardized curriculum, it is common practice, at BJJ schools around the world, for techniques to be presented in complete randomness. Each day, the instructor shows up to class, having no clue what to teach, and asks the students: “What do you guys want to do?” as if the students know better than he does, as to what should be practiced. Learning in such an unorganized environment can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming. New students almost always feel left behind since the techniques are usually tailored to meet the needs of the more advanced students. In most cases, students experience a sensation known as “Technique Overload” and end up quitting within 3 to 5 months of enrolling, and when they do, the instructor believes that the student’s lack of discipline is to blame. What they fail to realize is that when a student quits, the problem lies not within the work ethic of the student, or the techniques of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but within the format in which BJJ is being taught.
About Billy Grimm
Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Billy Grimm, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, has been training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for over four years. He trained under Bill Odom at Norfolk Karate Academy which is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center under Rener and Ryron Gracie. He began training at the same time he was studying at Old Dominion University. After graduating with an International Business Degree, he decided to open a Certified Training Center close to his home town in Locust Grove, Virginia. Billy went to California to meet Rener and Ryron Gracie and become certified to teach Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the summer of 2018. Now looking to spread the knowledge that he has obtained over the many years of training, he is very excited to see anyone begin this journey of knowledge with him.