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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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North Vancouver

Gracie Combatives

  • 11:30AM -
    12:30PM
    06:30PM -
    07:30PM
  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM
  • 06:30PM -
    07:30PM
  • 07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:00PM

Reflex Development Class1

  • 07:30PM -
    09:00PM

The Master Cycle

  • 07:30PM -
    09:00PM
  • 08:00PM -
    09:00PM
  • 11:30AM -
    12:30PM
    07:30PM -
    09:00PM
  • 06:00PM -
    07:30PM

Women Empowered

  • 06:00PM -
    07:00PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM

Little Champs (Ages 5-7)

  • 04:45PM -
    05:45PM
  • 04:45PM -
    05:45PM

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

  • 04:45PM -
    05:45PM
  • 04:45PM -
    05:45PM

Black Belt Club (Invitation Only)

  • 04:45PM -
    05:45PM

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

  1. Fight Simulation class will take place after instruction from 8:30-9PM. Protective gear (blue sparring gloves & mouthpiece) & no-gi attire is required.

Gracie Combatives$140/Month
5x/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
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$140/Month
5x/Week

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$120/Month
2X/Week

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)$80/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)$80/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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Black Belt Club (Invitation Only)$80/Month
1x/Week

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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Prices are subject to change.

Marc Marins

Marc Marins

Marc first witnessed Gracie Jiu Jitsu in action after watching UFC 2 in his friend’s basement in 1994, and fell in love with the art. Shortly thereafter he began training in traditional Jiu Jitsu, and soon after that continued learning from a black belt student of Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu. He then went to Brasil to visit with family and learn at Flavio Behring’s school. Marc received his Blue Belt o Paulo on March 1 1997, and began a lifelong journey to learn the true essence of Jiu Jitsu. Marc's pursuit took him back and forth making friends between Brasil, the US and Canada, earning his Black Belt in May 2007, which was just the beginning. During this time he also attained a black belt in Judo. Marc is grateful for all of the teachers he has had the privilege to learn from to date, and now teaches on a full time basis. He brings dedication, joy, and passion for helping his students attain their goals, while teaching the best philosophy, principles, and methodologies that he has learned from the Gracie Academy. Marc completed the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program in July of 2013, and offers Gracie Combatives to all practitioners and Gracie BullyProof to kids.