Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle®. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.
If you’ve achieved your Combatives Belt or higher, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you! Scroll down to learn more about this groundbreaking advanced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® program or click here to contact us about a free 10-day trial!
Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University®. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.
After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of study. Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.
At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills. Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate. Sparring is 100% voluntary for Master Cycle students.
There is a remarkable difference in the rate of progress between students who study in their off time and those who don’t. As an active member of the Master Cycle program at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center®, you qualify for a free subscription to GracieUniversity.com, which gives you unlimited online access to the Master Cycle video-based curriculum. Use this resource to review past lessons, learn new techniques, and prepare for future belt tests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer or mobile device! Take advantage of this powerful tool and take your technique to the next level!
As an active student in the Master Cycle you qualify to train at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center around the world. If you travel to a city with a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center, simply let them know that you’re a family member, and you can participate in any class for free!
Current Students: If you would like to attend an in-person class, please reserve your spot here*.
New Students: We are offering a one-week free trial to check out our programs. If you would like to attend an in-person class, please reserve your spot here*. If you could like to attend our distance learning classes via Zoom conference, please contact us here.
*Class reservations become available and are displayed in the scheduler below 24 hours before the scheduled class times. If you are attending by Zoom only, you do not need to reserve a spot below.
Following the state's recommendation to limit close physical contact to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily suspending all in-person group classes.
Remote Zoom classes will continue to be available.