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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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Advance, NC

Gracie Combatives

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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

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

Gracie Combatives$89/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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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)$79/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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Brandon Vaughn

Brandon Vaughn

Brandon Vaughn has been a student of the martial arts for the past 22 years starting when he was thirteen. What began as a hobby slowly developed into a passion over the years as he realized just how much the martial arts had to offer him. In 2005 Brandon decided to make the transition from student to teacher, wishing to pass on the same values and benefits that he learned early on as a teenager. He and his wife Holly own and operate Karate International/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Jonesville and teach quality martial arts and life skills to the residents of Yadkin, Surry and Wilkes County. In addition to teaching classes at his school Brandon also does self defense classes and school talks for local schools and businesses. Brandon went through the Instructor Certification Program in July 2013 and is currently a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt.