Gracie Self Defense and “Aliveness”

The thing that first drew me to training in Gracie or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was its undoubtable effectiveness in unarmed combative situations.  All martial arts have their strengths and weaknesses, but jiu jitsu has continuously proven itself as the most effective martial art when faced with stronger, faster, and more athletic attackers.  However, there can... Read more

Relson Gracie

Recognized as the world's leading expert in self defense instruction, Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of the late Grandmaster Helio Gracie.  Helio Gracie is credited as the innovator of the jiu jitsu that the family was taught by Mitsuyo "Count Koma" Maeda, and which is now known as Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Finally had... Read more