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6 Levels Orlando

Jonathan Burke’s 6 Levels Orlando (Formerly Gracie Orlando) in Ocoee is the home of Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Central Florida. It is a 3,000 square foot facility that includes a 1,300 square foot mat along with separate changing rooms and bathrooms for men and women. The primary and sole focus of 6 Levels Orlando is to spread the teachings and techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as taught and displayed by Royce Gracie. The head instructor, Jonathan Burke, is a certified black belt instructor under Royce Gracie and has trained and worked with Royce for several years. The techniques taught here are based on leverage and body mechanics. They are taught in an extremely detailed and repetitious manner whereby making the moves instinctive.

The key at 6 Levels Orlando is to create muscle memory so that students can react as opposed to stop and think if they find themselves in a self-defense situation. The techniques of Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu have proven their effectiveness from the streets of Brazil in the early 1900’s to Royce’s display in the UFC and Pride. Due to the fact that opponents range in physical size, strength and ability, it is important to learn a self-defense system that uses leverage and body mechanics as its key to success rather then strength and force. More often then not, your aggressor will be bigger, heavier and stronger then you. Attempting anything but techniques that allow you to submit, control or take down your aggressor will be difficult. The techniques of Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are simple, effective and practical. Through commitment to becoming a better self-defense practitioner and by executing multiple correct repetitions, your skill level and confidence will soar at Jonathan Burke’s 6 Levels Orlando.

Note: It appears NBA basketball superstar, Shaquille O’Neal, trains pretty religiously with Jonathan Burke: Here’s an interesting article about Shaq and MMA.  Article here.


  • i was wondering how can i sign up for this gym.. just to let you im doing very bad when it comes to money.. and if theres anyway i could join and prove myself worthy by showing my skills of boxing/submission/free for all fighting by going aganist your opponet.. i weight in at 120lbs and the age of 19…

  • jerry craft says:

    The six levels school is the best place in central florida to trian with the best. John is a black belt under Royce Gracie. If you want real Gracie jiu-jitsu you should visit the six levels school. They teach ground, stand up, mma and many fitness programs for all ages and abilities. Hands down the best to train to have your hand raised.

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