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Jiu Jitsu Academy Programs

At Gracie La Mesa, we offer training programs for:

Kids (4-7 years old)
Juniors (8-14 years)
Adults (15-up)

All skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced competitor.


The Gracie Fundamentals program consists of a continuous 16 week course designed to teach the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will learn the basics:

How to breakfall.
Take downs.
How to set up and apply a submission hold.
This repetition in technique will prepare you to begin drilling at full resistance in the next program, Intermediate.

73 year old Jeff L. is proof that it's never too old to train in Jiu-Jitsu


After being awarded with the 3rd stripe of your white belt, the student will be able to attend the Intermediate Program, in paralell the student will be still able to continue the Fundamentals Program. This is the most exciting part of your training.

Attempting to submit your training partners as they resist and counter with their own moves is as real as it gets! You will drastically improve your conditioning , strength and confidence. You'll drill and work with more experienced students benefiting your learning journey. Besides moving up in rank and making major progression towards mastery of the art, this will give you the experience necessary to eventually enter the Black Belt Program.


If sport Jiu-Jitsu and advancement within a traditional belt system is not your thing, or you simply just want to learn how to defend yourself, this is the program for you!

Gracie Self Defense focuses on the self defense aspects of Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu so that you learn the most effective techniques to protect yourself and your family in real- life scenarios. Taking the Self-Defense course is a great introduction to the principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Upon completion, students will know techniques that can save their life one day. If you love it like we know you will continue on with a sport that will have a long-lasting positive impression on your life.


If your child really wants to try out martial arts and you are afraid that they may punch or kick someone at school or home then this is the perfect place for you! Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu is a self- defense system that enables the people who practice it to defend themselves by using leverage to submit opponents. This is done without throwing punches or kicks. Using our proven techniques your child will be able to defend themselves from bullies even though we do not teach them how to strike. Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu is a fantastic way to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for kids of any ages. Parents of our students often find that their children gain increased self-esteem though their athletic achievement and learn how to carry themselves better in situations that require them to deal with pressure. If your child is acting overly aggressive in school, lacks focus and or discipline then we at Gracie La Mesa recommend you start them out with a private lesson to introduce them to the sport and class structure. Eventually, they will learn that commitment, respect, focus, self- discipline and effort is a rewarding experience and brings positive results.

Kids Training


Looking for something for your kids to do during the summer? Why not enroll them in a one-week Jiu-Jitsu summer camp?  It's a great way to get the kids out of the house and keep them out of trouble.  Jiu-Jitsu is better than video games too!

Summer 2018 dates to be announced. Check back here as summer approaches.


Looking for that extra little something for your Jiu Jitsu game? Looking for a little advantage in your next Jiu Jitsu tournament? Maybe you want to learn some of the techniques that made our black belt instructors world champions. Gracie La Mesa offers private lessons with our black belt instructors:

Regis Lebre

Marcus Norat

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