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Reflex Development Class
The Master Cycle
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€49/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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In 1993 I started my Martial Art career and concentrated on Taekwondo (3rd Degree Black Belt), Kickboxing (1st Degree Black Belt) and I also became an full Instructor for street combat. Over the years I competed in many different tournaments and my biggest success came in 2006 in Kiev, Ukraine when I became World Champion in kickboxing. I was also successful in several European and National Tournaments. The pinnacle of my Martial Art career came in 2012 when I was voted Black Belt of the year by the "Eastern USA International Martial Art Association" and I received my award in Pittsburgh, PA (USA) for my passion and contributions to the sport. In 2011, I hosted a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Seminar taught by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Guido Jenniges, who was introduced to me by a mutual friend. I already knew my students & I lacked the knowledge of ground fighting, I immediately fell in Love with the "GENTLE ART". My desire to learn this Graceful Art and accelerate in my technique's lead me to the Instructor Certification Program, which I successfully completed in the Summer of 2012. If I could start all over again and turn back time, my 1st choice of a Martial Arts would have been Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has become a big part of my life; my school and students are crazy about the amazing techniques put together by Rener and Ryron! The Brother's techniques that are so easy yet exciting to teach with their comprehensive curriculum. Our school already has 8 Blue Belts (non of them passed below 90%) and we have 7 more testing in September 2013. I am especially proud of our recent visually impaired seminar we taught in Duesseldorf and we have blind students enrolled in our Combative's classes. I am looking forward to teaching for many more decades to come and I am proud to be part of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Family.
I graduated from the Gracie’s Instructor Certification Program in the Summer of 2012. I will always remember my first trip to the Gracie Academy. When I walked in, I realized what an incredible energy I had been immersed in. It is not easy to describe, you have to feel it!! Everyone was respectful and friendly. Then I took my first lesson, understanding the methodology of teaching such a challenging martial art overwhelmed me. After the first lesson, I said to myself: "I will not only learn all the techniques; I will also understand how to teach them in the simple and efficient way taught to me, in order to share with my family, friends and anyone else who is interested. I want to be part of the family and share the passion, which i felt on my first contact with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu." I am honored to share the Gentle Art with my circle of family and friends here in Germany. The whole idea of the Gracie Lifestyle is transferable into my everyday life and helps me to feel more balanced, self conscious, focused and of course modest. With all of these attributes, they are applicable for a successful and healthy lifestyle!!