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Level 1: Blue Belt

A Level 1 Certified Training Center is authorized to teach you the complete Gracie Combatives® course and is capable of taking you from start to blue belt.

Level 2: Purple Belt

A Level 2 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to purple belt.

Level 3: Brown Belt

A Level 3 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to brown belt.

Level 4: Black Belt

A Level 4 Certified Training Center is capable of teaching you the Master Cycle™ techniques required for promotion to black belt. This is the highest level of certification.

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La Puente, CA

Gracie Combatives

  • 12:00PM -
    07:00PM -
  • 12:00PM -

Reflex Development Class

  • 06:00PM -
  • 10:00AM -

The Master Cycle

  • 05:00AM -
    06:00PM -
  • 07:00PM -
  • 05:00AM -
  • 11:00AM -

All Gracie Academy Certified Training Centers are independently owned and operated.
Class schedule subject to change. Additional notes below (if applicable).

Gracie Combatives$120/month

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

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$145/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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Jorge Balares

Jorge Balares

Jorge Balares is a chiropractic doctor and medical examiner who focuses on martial arts injuries. His martial arts background includes Phillipine Combat Aikido, Judo and Sports Jiujitsu. He is an active competitor with a local submission wrestling/grapppling team. He has completed the Gracie Combatives Instructor Training in August 2009. His passion in teaching the gentle arts stems from personal experiences using the techniques in real life confrontations. His goal and focus in teaching is to 'keep it real.' He became a Gracie Certified Instructor in December 2009.

Alex Lam

Alex Lam

Alex became a certified instructor in July 2012 and has been teaching regularly since. As a teacher and student, his priorities are understanding the principles behind the techniques, punch awareness, and having fun.

Han Duong

Han Duong

Han started Gracie Jiu-jitsu in 2010, he fell in love with the art immediately. As a Veteran of the United States Navy and Iraqi War, Han carries the same discipline onto the mat. He takes pride in passing on the Gracie Philosophy, as he teaches the students the secrets of leverage and technique. Being in the field of mental health, he believes in constant self-awareness. Han has been a Gracie Academy Certified Instructor since the Summer of 2012. Today, he takes pride in seeing the growth of each student and being a direct influence in their learning. If Han is not in the gym or on the mat, he spends time teaching his daughter the Gracie Way and the importance of self-defense.

Ramon Herrera

Ramon Herrera

Assistant Instructor Ramon “Ray” is a Firefighter and a Desert Storm Veteran. With 15 years of experience on the fire line and as a medical first responder he is committed to helping others. He trains at La Puente Combatives CTC and Gracie Academy HQ on a regular basis. He also runs a Gracie Garage at his home in Fontana. Instructor Ray is a Purple Belt in Kenpo Karate and a Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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