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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® Fourways

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Learn The Art Of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu With The Best In Fourways

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® Fourways

Gracie Jiu-jitsu® Fourways is the only Gracie University Certified Training Centre authorised to teach the Gracie Jiu-jitsu self-defence programs in Gauteng. All active Gracie Jiu-jitsu® Fourways students qualify for free Gracie University online curriculum access as well as free satellite CTC training privileges when visiting other schools.

We offer the much sought after Gracie Jiu-jitsu® programs: Gracie Combatives®, Gracie Women Empowerment® and Gracie BullyProof® from our Gracie Certified Instructor in the heart of Fourways, Johannesburg.

Although Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is the most effective martial art on the planet, it is a relatively young martial art. Lacking a standardised curriculum, it is common practice, at BJJ schools around the world, for techniques to be presented in complete randomness. Each day, the instructor shows up to class, having no clue what to teach, and asks the students: “What do you guys want to do?” as if the students know better than he does, as to what should be practiced. Learning in such an unorganised environment can be extremely frustrating and overwhelming. New students almost always feel left behind since the techniques are usually tailored to meet the needs of the more advanced students. In most cases, students experience a sensation known as “Technique Overload” and end up quitting within 3 to 5 months of enrolling, and when they do, the instructor believes that the student’s lack of discipline is to blame. What they fail to realize is that when a student quits, the problem lies not within the work ethic of the student, or the techniques of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but within the format in which BJJ is being taught.

The Gracie University Solution

Realizing that the key to global dissemination was the development of a formalized curriculum, Ryron and Rener Gracie dedicated several years to organizing all the techniques in the most logical sequence based on their simplicity and usefulness in combat. Originally, due to its linear nature, the curriculum could only be taught in private lessons. But, after 15 years of experimenting with different training programs, the Gracie’s developed a curriculum that would enable students to learn all the techniques in a group class setting and still get results that are comparable to those of private classes.

Aside from the unparalleled structure and organization of the curriculum, what makes the Gracie Fourways training programs unique is the way in which we present the techniques. Perfected over three generations, the teaching methodology used allows students to learn at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed or left behind. Furthermore, we conduct all group classes with the utmost concern for safety, and we demand that all students treat each other respectfully regardless of skill level, gender, race, nationality, or creed.

At Gracie Fourways we don't just teach people how to fight, we give people the confidence so they never need to.

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Best decision ever to join Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Fourways. Loving every minute. Feel very Empowered!

Minette Denham Labourne

The culture at the club is amazing. Always feel welcome and great rolling with everyone. The team embrace all aspects of Jiu-Jitsu and the skills translate on the mats. Great job Mike!!

Wayne Vermij

As a new student to Jiu-jitsu I could not imagine going anywhere else my fellow students are friendly and helpful as are the coaches who take time to explain anything I might be struggling with.

Dominic Charlie Brown Breton

It's been a great motivator and confidence builder for my 3 children. The Team is great with my children and the atmosphere is empowering and friendly. My kids LOVE every session and look forward to their time with their coach. I'm so grateful to have discovered them, I just wish I had found them sooner.

Vani Puckiree-Bhoola

Great instructors, great facility awesome place to learn Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

James Smart

Amazing place that not only equips you for life but humbles you in every way. Best experience I've had with my son. Brilliant instructors and venue.

Desmond Govender

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