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
We provide Jiu-Jitsu training to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, law
enforcement officers, air marshals, security professionals, and private
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
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. For those
who wish to increase their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, 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
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