worldwide interest in the gentler side of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu,
the need for an association was vast. I felt that due to my
status in the Martial Arts community, along with my experience,
I would be able to guide students through the techniques and
philosophy needed to build a strong association and to unify
the spirit of traditional concepts.
Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association is committed to
serving and assisting in the development of the athlete, by
providing quality training through Official Representatives
offers belt testing, seminars, tournaments and certificates
for its members, as well as providing a structured atmosphere
with guidelines and training records for students who take
their training seriously and wish to track their progress.
are available to all members. Members also have the opportunity
to meet and train with members in other states and countries, having
access to the various Representative training facilities throughout
these areas, without additional registration costs.
Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association welcomes students of
all ages. From beginners and advanced students, to those who are
currently involved in different styles of martial arts, the Association
provides the opportunity to add new techniques to their current
I have received
numerous physical and emotional benefits as a result of many years
of training. My vision is, through the Association, to spread the
benefits of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to as many people as possible.