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      the act 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 a big progress towards mastery of art, this will give you the        experience necessary to enter the Black Belt Program.

                                             Self Defense

   If sport Jiu - Jitsu and advancement within a traditional belt system are not                things you are interested in but you still want to know how to defend yourself          then 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 th the principles of Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu, upon                  completion most techniques that can save your life one day and 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.

                                           Kids & Juniors

   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 thowing 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 self-esteem though athletic acheievement 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 San Diego recommend you start them out with private lesson to introduce     them to the sport and class structure. they will learn that Commitment, Respect,     Focus, Self- Descipline and effort always make a rewarding experience and bring     positive results. 


  The Gracie Fundamentals Program consists of a continuous 16 week course,           designed to teach the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu- jitsu. It will         teach you the basics, from, from learning how to fall, to clinching, taking down         and successfully setting up and applying a submission hold as well as various             escapes. This technique repetition filled stage of your training will slowly                     prepare you to begin drilling at a full resistance in the following program.