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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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Fort Wayne, IN

Gracie Combatives1

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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).

  1. $140 per month unlimited $100 per month unlimited with contract** **BEST VALUE** 48 week contract students get a FREE uniform, FREE access to Gracie University video lessons at your level, and FREE training at any Certified Training Center worldwide (including Headquarters in Torrance, California). THIS APPLIES TO ALL ADULT PROGRAMS
  2. $120 per month unlimited $90 per month unlimited with contract** **BEST VALUE** 48 week contract students get a FREE uniform, FREE access to Gracie University video lessons at your level, and FREE training at any Certified Training Center worldwide (including Headquarters in Torrance, California). THIS APPLIES TO ALL KIDS PROGRAMS

Gracie Combatives$$100/Month
Unlimited

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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The Master Cycle$100/Month
Unlimited

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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Little Champs (Ages 5-7)$90/Month
Unlimited

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
Unlimited

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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Chet Schemahorn

Chet Schemahorn

Professor Chet Schemahorn started his training in May of 1995 watching VHS instructional tapes release by Rorion & Royce Gracie, after witnessing Royce revolutionize martial arts in the early UFC’s. In late July of 1996, he made his first week long trip to the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California and was able to train with Rorion Gracie - eldest son of Grand Master Helio Gracie. At the end of the week Chet was awarded his blue belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. In February of 2001, after teaching 2 of his students the entire stand up self-defense program and filming them performing the moves for Rorion Gracie and Helio Gracie to review - and after a vigorous private session where Grand Master Helio Gracie pointed out some needed corrections, Chet was promoted to assistant instructor of the Gracie Academy. In August of 2001, Chet was awarded his purple belt from Rorion and Royce Gracie, still traveling 4 times a year to headquarters, Chet's teaching skills started to become apparent as at least a dozen or more of his students were promoted to blue belt by Royce during seminars. In February of 2003, Rorion Gracie hosted a tournament with a grand prize “Trip of a Lifetime” 9-days all expense paid trip to stay with Grandmaster Helio Gracie at his home in the mountains outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After a hard fought tournament, Chet submitted all of his opponents in the purple belt division winning the “Trip of a Lifetime” along with 9 other competitors. Ryron and Rener Gracie were promoted to black belt by their grandfather, Grand Master Helio Gracie, and from then on would become Chet’s instructors with Rorion overseeing his instructor training. In November of 2003, Chet was awarded his brown belt and more importantly was promoted to certified instructor of the Gracie Academy. In December of 2007, Chet and 6 others (including Ed O’Neill “Al Bundy”) were the first group of American students promoted to black belt at the Gracie Academy under Rorion Gracie and his sons, Ryron and Rener Gracie. Then in July of 2010, Chet took Abram Bottles to test for his black belt. After a weeklong test at the Gracie Academy, Abram was promoted to black belt - making him the 2nd person (after Chet) to receive a black belt and not train full time at Gracie Academy. Chet was awarded 1st degree on his black belt in July of 2012. Though his trips to the Gracie Academy in Torrance have lessened in frequency, his dedication to the technique and principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu remain a priority. In July of 2013, Chet took his student Warren Acker (who was 55 years old) to test for his black belt at the Gracie Academy. Again, after a weeklong test, Warren was promoted to black belt on his first ever visit to the Gracie Academy in Torrance.

Cameron Price

Cameron Price

In early 2012, Cameron began the Instructor Certification Program developed by Rener and Ryron Gracie of the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California. After successfully completing the first phase of the instructor program later that year, Cameron was invited to the Gracie Academy where he took part in an intense 2-day seminar and live evaluation with Rener Gracie, Ryron Gracie, and their father Grand Master Rorion Gracie - son of the creator, Grand Master Helio Gracie. At that time Cameron was awarded his probationary level 1 instructor certification. Over the next year and under the careful guidance of Professor Chet Schemahorn, Cameron routinely taught kids BullyProof classes, adult Combatives classes at the Lagrange Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Certified Training Center. Cameron has consistently been a student under Chet for over ten years now, holds a 4 stripe purple belt and a level 1 instructor certification in the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.