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Ryron and Rener Gracie started doing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu before they could walk, and in 2003, their grandfather, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded them their black belts in the art. Today, they attribute all their success to the confidence, discipline, and principles of healthy living that were instilled in them during their early years.

Through this website, you will learn the exact child-teaching process that the Gracies have been using for 3 generations. You will have the opportunity to bond with your child while instilling in them unshakable confidence that will shape the rest of their life.

While exploring the curriculum, please keep in mind that all the lessons are presented in a linear format, and as a result, maximum comprehension can only be acquired by completing the lessons in the prescribed sequence.

The complete Gracie Bullyproof system can be purchased in online streaming format in this section, or on DVD in the Gracie Store -- the videos are exactly the same in either case. The program is made up of four primary courses, all of which are outlined below.

As your child advances through the curriculum, on DVD or online, they will have the opportunity to qualify for official Gracie belt promotions from home using our ground-breaking Video Evaluation Process! Visit the Testing Center for details.

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Parent Preparation
Teaching children is not easy. In this course, we discuss everything you must do, and everything you must not do, in order to ensure the success of the program in your home. We can assure you that no matter how bad you want your child to learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, if you do not follow the proven strategies outlined in this course, you will drastically reduce your chances of success. On the other hand, if you do follow the program, not only will your child’s confidence skyrocket, but the bond between the two of you will grow stronger than ever before. This is the only segment of the curriculum that is not intended to be viewed by your child. View the course alone, and only once you’ve internalized every aspect, introduce your child to the Gracie Games.
Gracie Games™
Our father introduced us to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu before we could walk, but, he didn’t formally “teach” us any techniques until we were five or six years old. Instead, he developed ten playful exercises based on the fundamental principles of the art. He called these exercises “Gracie Games.” At the Gracie Academy, we introduce all children to the art with these games, and in this course, we will teach you how to play them with your child. Each Gracie Game and has three levels. When all 10 games have been completed, you will go back to the first game and play it again. But, each time you cycle through the games, you will gradually increase the intensity level. This process of cycling through the games at increasing levels of intensity will continue until your child masters all 10 Gracie Games and has fallen in love with the fun aspect of the art, at which point they will be ready for the Jr. Combatives course.
Rules of Engagement
Even upon learning the self-defense techniques featured in the GRACIE BULLYPROOF program, there is a very good chance that your child will not take a stand against bullies. Fear of punishment, from school administrators and from parents, is so strong, that most children will do nothing in response to verbal or physical harassment from a persistent bully. By teaching your child the Rules of Engagement, not only will you ensure that they do not abuse their power, but you will give them a step-by-step plan to follow any time they are targeted by a bully and the assurance that you will support them in the event that they are compelled to stand up for themselves.
Jr. Combatives™
Once your child accepts the Rules of Engagement, they will be ready to learn the highly effective self-defense techniques featured in the Jr. Combatives course. Based on the same techniques that comprise the Gracie Combatives course (minus the chokes), the Jr. Combatives course is broken down into 33 lessons. In each lesson, we teach you one highly simplified technique as well as all the associated teaching tricks and safety tips that you’ll need to ensure your child learns the technique. Once your child is comfortable with the newly learned technique they will be ready to execute it in combination with all the previously learned techniques in the Bully Battle training exercise featured at the end of the lesson. Once your child can execute all of the Jr. Combatives techniques in combination with one another, they will be ready to move on to the Gracie Combatives adult curriculum (available at GracieUniversity.com)
Gracie KidSAFE™
Child predators live in every corner of the world. In the United States alone, 800,000 children are reported missing each year. In almost all cases, proper training and increased awareness could have saved the victim. In this course, we empower your child through straightforward discussions of the most common ploys used by kidnappers at school, on the streets, near the house, and on the internet. We also have a powerful discussion on the ultimate kidnapper, drugs. The Gracie family has been drug-free for three generations, and in this course we teach your child why and how to say “no” when the moment of choice arrives.
Sample Lessons
Explore these sample lessons to get a small taste of each course.
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