GRACIE COMBATIVES ®

Our Adult Beginner's
Jiu-Jitsu Program

Ease Your Way Into Mastery

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. 

Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique, which are further broken down into simplified drills or “slices” to facilitate the learning process. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. 

Upon successful completion of the Gracie Combatives program you will earn your Gracie Combatives Belt which will qualify you for advancement into the Master Cycle program.

36 Essential Techniques

Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of real fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. 

Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. 

You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

THREE STEPS TO MASTERY

STEP 1: Learn the Techniques

We have divided the 36 Gracie Combatives techniques into 23 one-hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. We designed each lesson so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 23 lessons in any order without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Gracie Combatives attendance card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.

STEP 2: Develop Your Reflexes

Once you complete each of the 23 Gracie Combatives lessons twice, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development (RD) Classes where you will learn how to combine the 36 techniques to address the most common occurrences in a real fight.

STEP 3: Earn Your Gracie Combatives Belt

Once you complete each of the Gracie Combatives lessons three times, and you’ve completed at least 12 Reflex Development Classes, you are eligible to test for your Gracie Combatives belt! We will administer a 25-minute test to assess your ability to execute the 36 essential techniques individually and in combination. If your reflexes are sharp and your performance meets Gracie University standards, you will qualify for promotion, and you will be ready to transition into our advanced program, the Master Cycle.

Schedule Your FREE Class Today

Try Our World Class Curriculum for 10 Days, Absolutely Free

Making the decision to join a Jiu-Jitsu gym is a great first step towards improving your quality of life. Come learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu during a Free 10-day trial of the world-famous, proven self-defense system designed for absolute beginners.

You’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with a certified instructor or team member to answer any questions you might have before you begin. They will work with you to schedule your introductory class, and then you’ll be given unlimited access to all beginner group classes for 10 calendar days to make sure we provide it’s exactly what you’re looking for!

Self-defense that actually works, taught in a non-competitive, safe, (and most importantly) fun environment.

World Class Curriculum

What We Offer

Structured Learning

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, but only if taught correctly. While most BJJ schools have taken a “one-size-fits-all” approach to teaching the art, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has gone to great lengths to create specific programs for each demographic.

Safe Training Environment

Safety is our number one priority. In far too many BJJ schools, the classes are structured to meet the needs of the most elite students. If you are a beginner student, you are expected to serve as a “grappling dummy” for those above you. We take the opposite approach.

Street Defense

Street self-defense remains the top priority throughout all of our training programs. From your very first class, every technique you learn is specifically chosen due to it’s like likelihood of being used, and proven effectiveness, in real combat.

Online Training Access

Upon enrolling, you will receive a free subscription to Gracie University Online. Through our interactive online platform, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique you’ll be learning so you can study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day! 

Worldwide Access

As an active student at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Fredericksburg, you’ll qualify to train for free at any other Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center on the planet (for up to 30 consecutive days per year)!

10-Day Free Trial

Enough talking, it’s time for you to give it a try! Fill out the form above to start your 10-day free trial today! You’ll have the opportunity to speak directly with a certified instructor or team member to answer any questions you might have before you begin.