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Why Gracie Combatives?

June 20, 2011

Gracie Combatives is the core of the Gracie Academy curriculum and is taught exclusively at Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Centers around the globe. Originally developed for the U.S. Army in 1994, the Gracie Combatives course features the most important 36 techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The techniques were selected based on their successful application in hundreds of Gracie Family challenge fights over three generations. The sole purpose of the program is to prepare a new student for the eventualities of a real street fight encounter in the absolute least amount of time possible. Not only does successful completion of the Gracie Combatives program ensure that a student is "street ready" but it also qualifies them to test for promotion to blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The Gracie Combatives Program can be accessed on DVD, online through Gracie University, and at any Certified Training Center near you.

Check Out GC Lesson 1
Realizing that some people still don't understand the power of the Gracie Combatives techniques and the linear learning system, we went ahead and uploaded all of GC Lesson 1 to YouTube for everyone to see.

Lesson 1 - Slice 1: Standard Variation
Lesson 1 - Slice 2: Punch Block Variation
Lesson 1 - Slice 3: Headlock Variation
Lesson 1 - Slice 4: Open Guard Pass (Street Fight)

Get Lessons 2 and 3 for Free at
If you liked lesson 1, then we invite you to go to where you can watch lessons 2 and 3 for free as well. All you have to do is create a free student profile (takes about 60 seconds) and you will be given instant online access to the first three lessons of the Gracie Combatives course as well as a bunch of other amazing Gracie videos.

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