Jiu-Jitsu in Plano
Learn from the Professionals at Gracie Gym
Prior to becoming a sport, Jiu-Jitsu was a martial art founded on the principles of respect, hierarchy, discipline, self-control, self-confidence, and other virtues. The Gracie style was created in Brazil in the early part of this century by
Brazilian jiu-jitsu pioneer
Carlos Gracie, who studied traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu as a teenager under the great Japanese champion, Mitsuyo Maeda (known in Brazil as Conde Koma — the "Count of Combat").
Carlos Gracie, who was interested in street self-defense, quickly modified the classical techniques he learned from Count Koma to meet the demands of real, "no rules" fighting in the streets of Brazil. The young
Carlos Gracie then tested and refined his system through constant matches, open to all comers, constantly working to make it more effective. At one point, he even advertised in newspapers and on street corners for new opponents upon whom to practice and further refine his art. He fought anyone and everyone who was willing, regardless of size, weight or fighting style. Even though he was a mere 135 pounds, his style was so effective that
Carlos Gracie was never defeated and became a legend in Brazil.
Since 1925, Gracie Gym has become the premier academy for Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is proven to be the most effective form of self-defense ever developed, and our professors are widely recognized as Elite Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.
We provide Jiu-Jitsu training to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, law enforcement officers, air marshals, security professionals, and private class citizens. People from all over the world come to visit Gracie Gym to train and improve their Jiu-Jitsu skills at our academy. We offer classes for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, body type, or physical ability. Our professors teach students that using leverage, balance, and technique almost always allows the weaker individual to successfully defend themself against a stronger, more physically capable opponent. To learn more about our Jiu-Jitsu programs, please contact our office.
What does Gracie Gym offer?
- At Gracie Gym, our professors offer a Jiu-Jitsu program for children that will give them the self-control and ability to handle threatening situations while building a strong foundation of self-confidence. This type of training will enable your child to handle disputes with other children in a peaceful manner. Every Jiu-Jitsu class consists of physical exercises, self-defense techniques, and educational games that are used to strengthen a child's coordination, agility, and flexibility.
- Parents can also enroll their teenager in our teen Jiu-Jitsu program. We combine martial arts and personal development to help teens become confident, healthy, and respectful. We strive to instill personal development both on and off the mat by encouraging honesty, integrity, and citizenship. We also want students to focus on self-confidence, goal setting, and personal achievement.
- Gracie Gym offers classes specifically designed for women who wish to learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to allow the weaker opponent to defeat the stronger individual, so it is a perfect sport for women who want to protect themselves in a dangerous situation. Our professors combine a comprehensive self-defense curriculum with an emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack and escape situations. We also add a strong fitness component to the women's class that is incomparable to classes offered at standard gyms.
- If you want to learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we offer a class that teaches the basics.
Further Your Skills and Your Career
If you already hold a rank in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you can still join our academy to further improve your Jiu-Jitsu skills. The best of the best come to our academy to become even better, and if you are looking to advance your training and understanding of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we can help.
We offer the Marcus Neuenschwander experience for those who wish to increase their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, and our competitors work together to be stronger and more technical Jiu-Jitsu masters.
Our professors at Gracie Gym also offer private classes to help individuals improve their abilities. We can work on a person's technique or certain aspects of their game one-on-one. During private lessons, we also offer technical analyses and customized techniques for every student.
Law enforcement officers who wish to learn Brazilian to further their self-defense skills may also seek our professors' assistance.
Contact Gracie Gym Today
If you are interested in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from a group of highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact Gracie Gym. Since 1925, the Gracie family has taught individuals of all ages the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as well as confidence, self-defense, integrity, and good citizenship. We have a
schedule of classes on our website, and if you wish to try a class, you may sign up to enjoy a free introduction lesson!
Please call us at (214) 227-7111 to enroll in a class or learn more about Gracie Gym!