We are not a franchise, we are the Valley’s only Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy owned and operated directly by members of the world renowned Gracie Family. When you join the Charles Gracie Academy you and your family will learn directly from members of the family that started it all! Master Charles Gracie is the highest ranking Jiu-Jitsu instructor in Northern California and one of only 30 Coral Belt Masters Worldwide! His unmatched experience, along with a carefully assembled team of professional instructors ensure your family will be learning from true Masters of the art.
Our students make our academy environment what it is, and soon you too will contribute to that atmosphere. We foster an environment of respect and comradery amongst our staff and students. Every team member is eager to learn, improve their skill sets, live a healthier lifestyle, AND help you do the same. From your first day on the mats with us, we guarantee you’ll feel right at home.
Student safety is our top priority. All of our classes are supervised by professional black belt instructors at all times. Additionally, all of our instructors are both state and federally background checked and certified by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation, ensuring our students are learning from qualified and certified instructors.
Cleanliness is a top priority. Our school adheres to a rigorous standard of sanitation and hygiene. Our academy is meticulously cleaned on a daily basis using medical grade sanitation products that are approved to neutralize and kill bacteria, fungus and odors to ensure our students are training in the cleanest environment possible.
Whether you are an adult or a youth student, our teaching methods make Jiu-Jitsu fun and easy to understand. We empower our students with the time tested and proven techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu so they can efficiently and effectively defend themselves if necessary.
-Structured learning is key to a student’s development and progression. When you join the Charles Gracie Academy you will be learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with reliable structure and a meticulously planned curriculum that makes learning easy and fun for students of all ages and abilities. Through clearly defined curriculum and standardized qualification requirements for each belt level, students enjoy their Gracie Jiu-Jitsu journey with a clear roadmap guiding them towards true Gracie Jiu-Jitsu mastery!
-We will be happy to have you as a part of our team, but we won’t push you to enroll immediately and not look anywhere else. Our staff members aren’t pushy and we want students to be confident in their decision to enroll in our academy. Our students love our classes and we like our environment to speak for itself. From your very first class, we’re confident you’ll love your experience with us.