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Reflex Development Class
The Master Cycle
Gracie Combatives (Ages 13-16)
Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)
Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of the 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 others combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. After students perfects all the Gracie Combatives techniques individually, they qualify to participate in weekly Reflex Development Classes were they learn how to execute them in various combinations. Once a student masters all the techniques in every combination, they qualify to be tested for promotion to blue belt.
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Reflex Development Class$Included w/GC
Once you complete each of the 23 Gracie Combatives lessons two times, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development Classes. In these lessons we use a revolutionary training process called Dynamic Reflex Development™ to build your reflexes in the execution of all 36 techniques in every possible combination and at various levels of intensity.
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The Master Cycle$125/Month
Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques, all of which have been organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. In order to streamline the learning process, we have divided all the techniques in the Master Cycle into seven Positional Chapters: Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, and Standing. Several months are dedicated to the study of each chapter before moving on to the next. Each time a student recycles through the 7 chapters they have the chance to learn new techniques as well as strengthen and expand their foundation of existing skills. This cyclic process continues for several years until the student becomes a master in every position of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, one of several perquisites for promotion to black belt.
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Gracie Combatives (Ages 13-16)$125/Month
The teen Gracie Combatives course features the same techniques and is presented in the exact same format as the regular Gracie Combatives course.
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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)$125/Month
In the Jr. Grapplers program, we focus on 33 non-violent self-defense techniques that teach children to “neutralize and negotiate” with the bullies. Verbal assertiveness strategies are a major portion of this curriculum. A child needs absolutely no experience to start, and we guarantee a noticeable increase in your child’s confidence within a few weeks!
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Bill Odom is an accomplished martial artist with over 40 years practice and teaching tang soo do (Korean karate). He began martial arts training in Thailand at age ten. After ten years of karate training, he joined the US Army. During his 25 years of military service commanding infantry units, including Army Rangers, he acquired a wide-ranging knowledge of other martial arts and honed his teaching skills. He continues his martial arts education with regular training sessions at the Gracie Jiu-jitsu Academy. He is currently a blue belt and was the first certified Gracie Combatives instructor outside of Torrance. Today, he possesses the experience, knowledge, skill, mature judgment, and commitment to excellence found only in the best instructors.