36 Essential Techniques for Street Readiness
Gracie Combatives® is our beginner program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. 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, we will promote you to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Combatives® Blue/White Belt and you will qualify for advancement to the Master Cycle® program.
If you’re unsure about trying martial arts training for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Gracie Combatives® is for you.
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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.
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: Be Street Ready!
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®.
FREE ONLINE ACCESS & SATELLITE TRAINING PRIVILEGES
Upon enrolling in the Gracie Combatives® program at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center®, you will receive a free subscription to GracieUniversity.com. Through this interactive website, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you to study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day! Furthermore, all active students at a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center qualify to train at any other Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center around the world. Since the curriculum is the same at all Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center, you will receive credit for every lesson on your Gracie Combatives® attendance card when you return home!
Lesson 1 Detailed Instructional Videos:
Slice 1: Standard Trap & Roll Escape
Slice 2: Punch Block Variation
Slice 3: Headlock Variation
Slice 4: Open Guard Pass (Street)
Reflex Development Drill