Jake Shields’ Gracie Fighter Berkeley, California, academy is the latest branch of The Gracie Fighter family tree, which holds one of the richest traditions of excellence and success in The Martial Arts and Mixed Martial Arts community. Over the last ten years The Gracie Fighter Team has produced a continous supply of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Champions. “Gracie Fighters” have held and fought for nearly every major title within the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including The Ultimate Fighting Championship, EliteXC, Strikeforce, Professional Shooto Japan, Pride Fighting Championship, King Of The Cage, Grapplers Quest, NAGA, The Pan Ams, The Mundials, The Abu Dhabi Combat Championship and numerous other prestigous titles. Mixed Martial Arts superstars and Top 10 World Ranked fighters like Gilbert Melendez, Nick Diaz, David Terrell, Nate Diaz, Gil Castillo and Jake Shields are all products of the world famous “Gracie Fighter” system.
With the opening of Jake Shields’ new “Gracie Fighter Berkeley” gym students, residents and neighbors alike have the opportunity to learn the Gracie Fighter system from one of the top ranked Mixed Martial Artists’ and Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world.