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  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:

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Jiu-Jitsu, which means "gentle art" is the oldest form of martial art.

Jiu-Jitsu originated in India more than 4000 years ago. It was created by monks who could not use weapons to defend their lives against barbarian attacks. It spread through China, and eventually took root and was built upon in Japan becoming the first martial art style. Samurai clans in Japan adopted Jiu-Jitsu as their own traditional style to defeat an opponent via striking, throwing and/or grappling. With the passing years, they split the techniques and developed other martial arts styles, such as Judo, Aikido and Karate.

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INSTRUCTORS

Meet our staff:

Manny Gonzales

    Manny Gonzales was born March 31, 1989 in Fallbrook, California. In 2003, at the age of 14 he ...

Kolo Vida

Kolo is a black belt under Ralph Gracie black belt Kurt Osiander. ...

Classes & Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Adults (Gi)

6:00-7:00AM

Adults (No Gi)

6:00-7:00AM

Adults (Gi)

6:00-7:00AM

Adults (Gi)

6:00-7:00AM

Adults (Gi)

6:00-7:00AM

Adults (Gi)

9:00-10:30AM

 

Adults (Gi)

12:00-1:30PM

Adults (No Gi)

12:00-1:30PM

Adults (Gi)

12:00-1:30PM

Adults (Gi)

12:00-1:30PM

Adults (Gi)

12:00-1:30PM

 

 
           

Open Mat

FREE

1:00-4:30PM

Kids

5:00-6:00PM

Kids

5:00-6:00PM

Kids

5:00-6:00PM

 

Kids

5:00-6:00PM

 

 

Juniors

6:00-7:00PM

Women's Only (Gi)

6:00-7:00PM

Juniors

6:00-7:00PM

Women's Only (Gi)

6:00-7:00PM

Juniors

6:00-7:00PM

   

Adults (Gi)

7:00-8:30PM

Adults (No Gi)

7:00-8:30PM

Adults (Gi)

7:00-8:30PM

Adults (Gi)

7:00-8:30PM

Adults (Gi)

7:00-8:30PM

   
"It's better to die, than not train.” -Ralph Gracie

CLASSES

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program is divided into two classes: Beginner class and Intermediate/Advanced class. The classes are split into two sections over a period of one hour and a half. The first section is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique for a period of one hour. The second section is dedicated to sparring, during which the student will be able to apply the techniques he/she has learned while grappling with a fellow student. The sparring session portion of the class is optional and is only ½ hour, but recommended for faster progress.

The focal point of the beginner class is entirely on technique. The class focuses on learning and applying fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Students practice various techniques using a traditional Gi, also known as a kimono. Students learn and practice submissions, escapes, positioning and self defense. The fundamentals class is directed not only for the beginner but also for the more advanced students to sharpen basic techniques. When a student joins the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program, he/she is monitored by the instructors and is informed when ready to advance. We require this because there are core techniques that are essential to learn before progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is possible. These are the techniques that are emphasized in the beginner classes.

Once the student has been invited, the student is welcome to attend both the beginner classes as well as the intermediate/advanced class. The intermediate/advanced classes will vary each night. Please check the schedule for class specifics. This class is designed for students interested in advanced techniques for competition and self-defense. Students learn and practice advanced sweeps, submissions, escapes and counters, how to reverse an attacker and how to force their opponent into submission. Detailed instruction in technique, specific drilling, and position advancement are the main focus of this class. Competition is encouraged, but not required.

The Ralph Gracie Submission Grappling Program deals with the principles of fighting in close range of the opponent. The class is based on techniques of traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the fundamental principles remain the same. Adjustments are made to compensate for the lack of a uniform to hold on to. In Submission Grappling you learn a whole new set of grips. The wrists, back of the neck, ankle, knee and elbow grips are all different than traditional Gi grips. Students learn takedowns, positions, transitions, escapes, reversals and how to apply and defend against joint locks, chokes and other submission holds. The curriculum focuses on fighting in a clinch and on the ground. The Submission Grappling Program helps students develop skills that are useful in real self defense situations as well as in the sporting environment. This gives students a new dimension to their existing skill set. It may be trained in solely or in conjunction with traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. We think that it is important for students to understand both aspects, considering most tournaments offer both gi and No-Gi divisions. No-Gi training makes for a faster and more dynamic style of fighting. If you are interested in a good fitness program or just to be a more complete fighter, the No-Gi program offers a good combination of both.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • It's great to see Ralph Gracie open up in Sacramento! We need more women in Jiu-Jitsu and this is the only place I know that offers female only classes. My daughters and I really enjoy training here.
    SANDY D.
  • Great training atmosphere. Professor Manny and Coach Nathan were welcoming and open handed with their Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Great academy, brand new mats, clean floors and excellent training. Would recommend to Jiu-Jitsu practitioners of all levels and ages.
    MICHAEL Y.
  • This is a great place and the guys are very professional. Manny and Nate are very good at what they do. My husband, son and family love this place. If your looking to find a great place to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or even to enhance your skills Manny and Nate will help you get there.
    SARA N.

THE ACADEMY IN ACTION

TRAINING HARD AND HAVING FUN

THE JIU-JITSU LIFESTYLE

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn't just a sport, it's a way of life.

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