The Gracie Way:
Realizing that the key to global dissemination was the development of a formalized curriculum, Ryron and Rener Gracie dedicated several years to organizing all the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their simplicity and usefulness in combat. Originally, due to its linear nature, the curriculum could only be taught in private lessons. But, after 15 years of experimenting with different training programs, the Gracies developed a curriculum that would enable students to learn all the techniques in a group class setting and still get results that are comparable to those of private classes.
Aside from the unparalleled structure and organization of the curriculum, what makes the Gracie University training programs unique is the way in which we present the techniques. Perfected over three generations, the teaching methodology used at all Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Centers allows students to learn at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed or left behind. Furthermore, we conduct all group classes with the utmost concern for safety, and we demand that all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed.
At Gracie University, we don't just teach people how to fight, we give people the confidence so they never need to.