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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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Gracie Combatives

  • 11:00AM -
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    08:45PM -
  • 07:00PM -
  • 12:30PM -

Reflex Development Class

  • 06:00PM -
  • 11:00AM -

The Master Cycle1

  • 12:00PM -
    08:30PM -
  • 12:00PM -
    08:00PM -
  • 06:00PM -
  • 02:00PM -

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

  1. Master Cycle Technique will be taught for 60 minutes with 30 minutes of sparring to follow immediately afterwards.

Gracie Combatives$120/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

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$120/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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Prices are subject to change.

Steve Joncas

Steve Joncas

Steve Joncas is a 4 stripe purple belt in Brazilian (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu and is Sudbury BJJ and Muay Thai Academy’s Chief Instructor. Steve started his first martial art, Goju-Ryu karate at 12 years old in 1986 and received his black belt in 1996. Steve went on to study Judo, traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai, and Krav Maga. He has also trained extensively in American Kick Boxing, under 23-time world champion Jean-Yves Theriault. Steve has been training in Brazilian (Gracie) Jiu-Jitsu for over 11 years. Steve began working with Pat Cooligan, one of the few Canadian representatives of the world-famous Gracie family and a black belt under Renzo Gracie while living in Ottawa in 2002 and was part of Team Renzo Gracie Ottawa for over 10 years. Steve relocated to Sudbury to open his own school, Sudbury BJJ & Muay Thai Academy in 2006. Steve completed the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program in January of 2014. Steve has had the opportunity to train with several members of the Gracie family, including Rener, Ryron, Renzo, Roger, Igor, Rolles, Kyra, Kayron, and Gregor, not to mention many other high-level black belts and world champions, like Marcio Feitosa, John Danaher (Georges St.Pierre’s Jiu-Jitsu coach), Shawn Williams, Braulio Estima, and Roberto “Gordo” Correa. Steve also had the pleasure of attending a week-long training camp with several members of the Gracie family, including multiple-time Absolute World Champion Roger Gracie. To enhance his skills and add to his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, Steve has traveled with his instructors to train at many notable schools, such as the Gracie Academy Headquarters in Los Angeles, the Renzo Gracie academies in New York City and Los Angeles, plus Roger Gracie’s academy in London, England. Steve has also had the privilege of training in Brazil at the world-famous Gracie Barra School, and Evolve Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Rio de Janeiro. His extensive travels have given Steve the opportunity to train with the likes of George St. Pierre, Frankie Edgar, Ricardo Almeida, and several other UFC fighters. Steve has also had the honour of cornering his friend and training partner, Mark Holst in UFC 120 in London, England making Steve the first person in Sudbury to corner a UFC fight. Steve is proud to represent the Gracie Academy and is certified to teach the famous “Gracie Combatives” system.