MASTER CYCLE®

The Advanced Gracie Curriculum
& Path to Black Belt

Advanced Techniques in a Systematic, Simplified Structure

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 (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.

If you’ve achieved the rank of Gracie Combatives belt or higher in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and you would like to continue on the path to BJJ black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you!

Review & Warm-Up

Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION

After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of study. Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.

Focus Sparring

At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills. 

Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate. Sparring is 100% voluntary for Master Cycle students.

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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.