About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Jiu Jitsu was introduced to the US only a couple of decades ago, and has only been in Myrtle Beach since 2000.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on efficiency of movement, and leverage, versus power and size of the opponent.
Japanese Jiu-Jitsu was brought to Brazil in the early 1900’s and modified by Helio Gracie to better fit his one hundred and twenty pound frame. He focused on the use of leverage and technique to overcome bigger and stronger opponents.

The US Secret Service, Navy Seals, and most other Special Forces units have recently recognized this art form as the most effective form of hand-to-hand combat. Students of the Gracie family instruct the police, the Secret Service, the FBI, the Navy Seals and various other elite forces around the world.

Gracie, Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective martial art for controlling and subduing an attacker. This has been proven in mixed martial arts, “MMA” competitions for years.

This art started to gain it’s fame in Northern America In 1993 with the emergence of the Mixed Martial Arts competition called UFC. Royce Gracie dominated every martial artist that he confronted. At 176 pounds Royce defeated professional boxers, Tae Kwon Do masters, kickboxing and Karate masters as well as wrestlers. All of his opponents were larger in size, some weighing more than 260 pounds. Royce did not use power, and he rarely used punches. Superior technique is what he relied on to defeat his opponents.

What we focus on in this class is maintaining a dominant position on our opponent using as little effort as possible and submitting an opponent with little force.

In essence, "understanding the key principles of a no rules fight".

We also train in various martial arts to include, Greco Roman Muay Thai clinch fighting Boxing Kickboxing and wrestling . We bring Mixed Martial Arts together to form a well balanced MMA curriculum.

We have created an incredible workout that is fun, will make you lose weight, and get you in amazing shape!

Our school offers instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Self-Defense, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, & MMA. Classes are available for groups and private instruction.