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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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Virginia Beach, VA

Gracie Combatives

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

Reflex Development Class

  • 06:00PM -
    07:00PM

The Master Cycle

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

Women Empowered

  • 06:00PM -
    07:00PM
  • 06:00PM -
    07:00PM

Jr. Grapplers (Ages 8-13)1

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

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

  1. *Please note all Jr. Grapplers classes run for 50 minutes. Monday and Wednesday classes end at 6:50PM, Saturday classes end at 10:50AM.

Gracie Combatives$160/Month
8x/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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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$160/Month
8x/Month

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$160/Month
8x/Month

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)$160/Month
8x/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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Prices are subject to change.

Frank Cucci

Frank Cucci

Frank Cucci is the Founder and Head Instructor of the LINXX Academy of Martial Arts. He has over 30 years of martial arts experience and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams. Mr. Cucci received his Jiu-Jitsu training from Professor Pedro Sauer and Rickson Gracie. He was awarded his Black Belt from Professor Sauer in 2003. Today, he continues to study and polish his Jiu-Jitsu skills, focusing on the most recent Gracie Academy curriculum with Ryron and Rener Gracie.

Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson began his training with LINXX in 1997 and he currently holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. He was an All-American high school wrestler, and was ranked among the top 10 wrestlers in the nation. Brett received a full scholarship to Virginia Military Institute where he continued to wrestle at the Division 1 level. In addition to teaching and training Jiu-Jitsu, Brett runs a successful law firm in Virginia Beach.

Christian Diaz

Christian Diaz

Christian began his Jiu-Jitsu training in 2006 and has been a member at LINXX Academy since 2009, where he currently holds a Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Christian is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a 1st degree Black Belt in the Marines Corps Martial Arts Program as an instructor-trainer. Christian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with concentration in Homeland Security, and he is also a competitive power lifter. Christian graduated from the Gracie Instructor Certification Program in January 2014.