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GB1 - Fundamentals

Be part of the biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team in the World.

Popularised by Royce Gracie in the early Ultimate Fighting Championship events, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes getting an opponent to the ground in order to utilize ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds.

The premise of BJJ is that most of the advantage for a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground. A more precise way of describing this would be to say that on the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced by an experienced grappler who knows how to maximize force using mechanical strength instead of pure physical strength.

Within the Academy we have 3 programs. Beginners start on the Fundamentals Programme then progress on to the Advanced and finally reach the Black Belt Programme.

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Programme teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimise your learning.