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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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Wauwatosa (Milwaukee), WI

Gracie Combatives

  • 06:30PM -
    07:30PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM
    07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 10:00AM -
    11:00AM
    07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:00PM

Reflex Development Class

  • 07:00PM -
    08:00PM

The Master Cycle1

  • 07:30PM -
    08:30PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:30PM
    06:30PM -
    07:30PM
  • 08:00PM -
    09:00PM
  • 11:00AM -
    12:00PM
    06:30PM -
    07:30PM
  • 12:00PM -
    01:00PM

Women Empowered

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

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)

  • 05:30PM -
    06:30PM
  • 05:30PM -
    06:30PM

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

  1. Wendesday's Master Cycle is Fight Simulation, requiring no-gi attire, a mouthpiece, and gloves.

Gracie Combatives$129/Month
3x/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
Unlimited

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$129/Month
3x/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$129/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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Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)$129/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.

Skye Middleton

Skye Middleton

Introduced to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for the first time in 2007 while living in his native city of Cape Town, South Africa, Skye instantly fell in love with the simple and effective techniques as well as the logical structure and teaching methodologies. After a little over a year of intensive training, he received his official Blue Belt from the Gracie Academy. In 2010 Skye left Cape Town and immigrated to California USA, where he continued training Gracie Combatives® and Master Cycle®. Based out of the certified training center Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Solana Beach as well as running a successful Gracie Garage, he continued his training along with private lessons and seminar visits to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu world headquarters in Torrance, CA. In July 2014 Skye was promoted to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt. Skye is passionate about sharing, teaching and empowering people and is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) focusing mainly on nutrition and functional training - a perfect complement to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Skye owns and operates Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Milwaukee where he teaches the Gracie proprietary programs to the exacting standards of the Gracie family. If you had to describe Skye and his Gracie Jiu Jitsu teaching style in 3 words they would be: Passionate, humble & empowering!

Danielle Rabideaux

Danielle Rabideaux

After completing the Women Empowered program and Gracie Combatives program as a student, Danielle made the decision to become a Certified Instructor at Gracie Milwaukee! With a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UW Parkside, Danielle is an exceptionally talented Blue belt instructor. Her work ethic is second to none and ability to teach is off the charts. Danielle specializes in teaching Bullyproof, Combatives as well as empowering Women to defend themselves in our Women Empowered class. Danielle also teaches private lessons Monday to Saturday.

Rick Regan

Rick Regan

Having attained multiple black belts in various fighting styles and having wrestled throughout high school, it’s safe to say Rick is passionate about Martial Arts! However, it wasn’t until he tried his first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu class in 2015, that he found his true passion and purpose. Before long, he was incorporating all of his previous knowledge into his Jiu-Jitsu training and became a tactician on and off the mats. After overcoming cancer, he realized how effective Jiu-Jitsu is in all aspects of life and decided to pursue his Blue Belt, become a Certified Instructor and teach full time. Rick displays a passion for the art on and off the mats, with his overall goal of teaching everyone how to become a better person through this wonderful art. Rick also teaches private lessons Monday to Saturday.