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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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Long Beach, NY

Gracie Combatives1

  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM
    05:00PM -
    08:30PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM
    05:00PM -
    08:30PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00PM
    05:00PM -
    08:30PM

Reflex Development Class

  • 06:00PM -
    07:00PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:00PM

Little Champs (Ages 5-7)

  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM
  • 04:00PM -
    05:00PM

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

  • 03:45PM -
    04:45PM
  • 03:45PM -
    04:45PM

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

  1. Classes are offered multiple times a day: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays classes are scheduled at: 10:00-11:00 AM & 5-6PM, 6:15-7:15PM & 7:30-8:30PM

Gracie Combatives$150/Month
2x/Week

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
2x/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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Little Champs (Ages 5-7)$130/Month
2x/Week

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)$130/Month
2x/Week

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.

Kyle FitzPatrick

Kyle FitzPatrick

I was born on October 3rd, 1990 in Long Beach, NY. I have a twin sister and three brothers; we are a very close family who train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu together. While growing up I was active in many team sports such as baseball, football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, wrestling and track. All of which I started around the age of 5; it wasn’t until I was 10 years old when I was introduced to Martial Arts. After achieving my Brown Belt in Kenpo Karate, I took a break from Martial Arts to focus on my studies and athletics during my Varsity years in high school, continuing into college. I believe it was a smart move, due to the various awards and honors I achieved. Due to external circumstances, I had to step away from my college studies. I grew up with a fondness to help others with personal training, in doing so I earned my AAPTE Certification and became a health fitness instructor. I have a true desire to teach and implement what it takes to reach a healthy balanced lifestyle. Once I received my AAPTE Certification, I started to explore other Martial Arts and discovered Gracie University. Training with my father, I started to really love the Gracie techniques and all it has to offer. Intrigued with the teaching methodologies, I enrolled in the Instructor Certification Program and graduated in July 2013. Coupled with this great achievement, I also graduated from college earning Deans List honors as well as National placement in the 100M & 200M in Track and Field. I opened a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center in Long Beach, New York in October 2013. If you are in town, please stop by, I look forward to meeting you!