Following the teaching methods of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established in 1989 by Grand Master Rorion Gracie, to provide the most effective Jiu-Jitsu instruction in the world by giving students the elements to defend themselves as humanely as possible.In 1993, when Rorion Gracie created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), his vision was to show that for real street combat no other discipline is as effective as Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Due to the success of the Gracie style there are many grappling arts out there with many different names such as: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Ju jitsu, Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Catch Wrestling and jui jitsu but they are all based on the same thing, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
As the epicenter of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training worldwide, the Gracie Academy offers everything from World Class Self-defense Training to Instructional Books and Videos to official Gracie Brand Apparel as well as the MOST CONTROVERSIAL FIGHT VIDEOS OF ALL TIME “GRACIE JIU-JITSU IN ACTION VOLUMES 1 AND 2″.
In the “GRACIE JIU-JITSU IN ACTION DVD’s, you will witness the representatives of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as they demonstrate the art’s unquestionable superiority over all styles of martial arts including: Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Judo, Wrestling, Shootfighting and even Sambo. As a result, this footage may seem offensive to dedicated practitioners of the above mentioned martial arts. These documentary style videos make “believers” out of “non-believers”. The reason for the unprecedented success of the Gracie Family, and its representatives, is because the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu do not rely on strength, speed or coordination.
The world famous Gracie Family stands as a shining example of the proven methods they teach, through the amazing successes of family members Royce Gracie, Rickson Gracie, and Royler Gracie in the no-holds-barred arena and the introduction of ground fighting into the training regimen of nearly every major martial art, military unit and law enforcement organization worldwide.