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$135/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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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)$90/Month
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)$90/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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Black Belt Club (Invitation Only)$90/Month
We invite children who excel in the Jr. Grapplers program to join the Black Belt Club. This is our most advanced youth jiu-jitsu program and joining the Black Belt Club is the highest honor for any youth Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Kids in this program possess all the traits necessary for success on the path to black belt: discipline, respect, courage, leadership, loyalty, and compassion.
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Robert Davenport is the head instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After seeing the success of Royce Gracie in the UFC he began training Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1995. Over the years Robert has been involved in learning the art from some of the top instructors in the world and even traveled to Brazil to train and experience the culture first hand. Thanks to Gracie University Robert has dedicated himself to learning directly from the Gracie family and is committed to following their teaching methodologies. Robert graduated from the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification Program in July, 2011. He was awarded his purple belt and instructor bars by Ryron and Rener Gracie in July, 2014. He looks forward to meeting those who want to learn.
Marty Jennings is an instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to discovering Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Marty spent nearly 3 years searching for the “right” martial art, only to find mixed results. One evening while rocking his then new-born daughter to sleep, Marty happened upon a cable channel that was re-airing past UFC and PRIDE Fighting events. He immediately noticed that a lot of the fights seemed to end up on the ground and were being finished by moves the announcers were calling triangle chokes, arm-bars, and leg locks. A quick internet search later found Marty at Gracie University and he has never looked back. After meeting the pre-requisite requirements, Marty enrolled and graduated from the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program in July, 2011. He was awarded his instructor bars by Ryron and Rener Gracie in July, 2014. Marty continues to dedicate himself as both a student and teacher of the most proven and effective self-defense system that exists today.
John Anderson is an assistant instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa certified by Rener and Ryron Gracie in 2014. He currently holds a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt awarded in 2013. John has studied martial arts since 1998 and holds a black belt in Shaolin Ch’uan Fa (Commonly referred to as Shaolin Kenpo Karate). He holds a brown belt in Chung do Kwan Taekwondo. He is a certified instructor in two additional reality based self defense systems. John’s focus is in learning what really works and teaching these real world self defense techniques to others. To compliment his training, in 2012 John went looking for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and was immediately attracted to the street practicality of the Gracie system. More importantly, it was immediately clear that the “vibe” with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was cooperative and supportive. Everyone is here to help each other get better and you don’t find that at most martial arts schools. He hopes to see you on the mat soon!
George Roberson is an assistant instructor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After seeing Royce Gracie in the UFC in 1994 defeating larger and stronger opponents, he realized that he wanted to be able to do the same. George started to seek out the right martial art and in 2002 he started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the instruction of a Carlos Machado purple belt. In 2006 he traveled to Tennessee to train with Royce Gracie and continued to travel there once a year and in 2012 he was awarded his blue belt from Royce. George has trained under several Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts throughout the years and in 2012 he started training at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tulsa. George completed the Gracie Academy’s Instructor Certification program in July 2014 and continues to dedicate himself as a student of the most proven and effective self-defense system that exists today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. George is also a Krav Maga and certified law enforcement instructor.