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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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Huntington Beach, CA

Gracie Combatives

  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM
  • 07:00AM -
    08:00PM
  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM
  • 07:00AM -
    08:00AM
  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM

Reflex Development Class

  • 12:00PM -
    01:00PM

The Master Cycle

  • 08:00PM -
    09:00PM
  • 08:00PM -
    09:00PM
  • 08:00PM -
    09:00PM

Women Empowered

  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM
  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM

Little Champs (Ages 5-7)

  • 04:30PM -
    05:15PM
  • 04:30PM -
    05:15PM
  • 10:15PM -
    11:00PM

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

  • 06:00PM -
    06:45PM
  • 06:00PM -
    06:45PM
  • 06:00PM -
    06:45PM
  • 11:00AM -
    11:45AM

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

Gracie Combatives$160/Month
Unlimited

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
1X/Week

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$160/Month
Unlimited

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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Women Empowered$140/Month
Unlimited

Women Empowered is the official Gracie self-defense program for women. In this 10-lesson program, we will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant. Each one-hour Women Empowered lesson addresses two techniques. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience. Unlike most self-defense systems that rely heavily on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Women Empowered program employ leverage, technique, and timing, so anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, can make them work against larger opponents. Once you complete the Women Empowered program, you may test for promotion to Pink Belt!

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Little Champs (Ages 5-7)$160/Month
Unlimited

The Little Champs program is for kids 5-7 years old (we offer private lessons for children ages 3-4). Using our time-tested “Gracie Games,” we teach the Little Champs basic self-defense techniques while instilling the foundational principles of leverage and control. The secret to the success of this program is that we make the lessons so fun that the kids beg for more! Once a child masters all ten Gracie Games, they advance to the Jr. Grapplers program.

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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)$160/Month
Unlimited

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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Prices are subject to change.

Carlos Leal

Carlos Leal

Carlos Leal started practicing Martial Arts at age 14 in Guadalajara Mexico in 1997 under Master Alejandro Cardenas, Black Belt under Chuck Norris. While practicing with Master Cardenas, Carlos competed in many full contact sparring and forms tournaments as well. In 1987 Carlos was a member of his state team (Jalisco, Mexico) and qualified for the National Team Trials. Although Carlos did not make it to the National Team, he found out that his level was among the highest. Carlos Moved to California in 1990 and continued his Martial Arts learning under Master Seung Hyung Lee (the 7th Tae Kwon Do world champion) Carlos learn from Master Lee from 1993 until 2002. In 2003, Carlos opened up his own Tae Kwon Do studio first in Newport Beach, CA but then he moved to his current location in Huntington Beach. Currently, Carlos holds the 6th Degree Black Belt in Hap Ki Do, 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and 5th Degree Black Belt in Haedong Kumdo (Korean Swordmanship). In October 2009 Carlos started practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the Gracie Academy in Torrance California. Carlos received his Blue Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in July 2010 and finished the Instructor Certification Program in July 2011.