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Age Range: 5 to 12 |  Experience Requirement: None

This martial arts class for Little Champs (5-7) fosters skills through play, teaching essential self-defense techniques. Juniors Grapplers (8-12) empower against bullying with nonviolent tactics.

Does your child face any of these challenges?

  • They struggle to maintain control of their movements and may be unintentionally destructive.
  • They find it difficult to focus on a task or to see it through to the end.
  • They have a hard time sharing their belongings and getting along with other kids.

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

This martial arts class offers Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals in a safe, cooperative atmosphere. No experience needed. Complete the program to earn a Blue Belt and access advanced training.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Do you struggle to find a martial arts class that prioritizes safety and cooperation while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals?
  • Are you seeking a martial arts program where no prior experience is necessary, yet you can progress to earn a Blue Belt and access advanced training?
  • Do you encounter challenges finding a supportive environment to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where you can complete a structured program and achieve significant skill development?

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

This martial arts class introduces MasterCycle, a comprehensive program by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, advancing students from Gracie Combatives to black belt through structured positional chapters.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Do you struggle with advancing in your martial arts journey beyond the basics?
  • Are you encountering difficulties in progressing to a black belt level in your current martial arts training?
  • Do you face challenges finding a comprehensive program that systematically guides you through various positional chapters in martial arts, ultimately leading to mastery?

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

This martial arts class teaches Women Empowered®, the Gracie self-defense program based on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, neutralizing common attacks regardless of strength or experience.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Do you often feel vulnerable or unsafe, unsure of how to defend yourself against common physical threats?
  • Are you seeking effective self-defense techniques specifically designed to empower and protect women, regardless of their physical strength or martial arts experience?
  • Do you struggle with the fear of potential attacks and wish to gain the skills and confidence to neutralize them using proven Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques?

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

Experience personalized training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through private classes, tailored techniques, and focused instruction, providing comprehensive learning and skill development.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Do you struggle to grasp Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques in group settings?
  • Are you seeking individualized attention to master your Jiu-Jitsu skills effectively?
  • Do you crave personalized guidance for a deeper understanding of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?

Age Range: 13+ |  Experience Requirement: None

This program, Foundation Training, transforms movement by activating muscles, anchoring hips, decompressing spine, and redistributing body weight for wellness, regardless of age or fitness level.

Do you face any of these challenges?

  • Do you struggle with muscle activation during your workouts or daily activities?
  • Are you experiencing discomfort or stiffness in your hips that limits your mobility?
  • Do you find yourself dealing with back pain or spinal compression that affects your overall well-being?

Why the Houston Community Loves

our Gracie Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts School

Audrey Morabito recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

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I could NOT recommend the Women Empowered program more!! I tell basically every woman in my life about it. I was so nervous to try something so far out of my comfort zone, but it's turned into my favorite part of the week. From the moment you arrive, you're greeted with open arms and step-by-step instruction. Every class is an absolute blast, and the instructors are always eager to help and celebrate your progress. Plus, you're learning some insanely effective and essential strategies for staying safe as a woman. If you're on the fence about it—try it. You'll love it!

Amy Moore recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

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My son has been participating in BJJ at Memorial Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over two years now. The staff are exceptional - kind and fun to the kiddos, but firm and demanding respect. My son's confidence level has risen so much with BJJ. Thank you so much Jackson and Rafael for your love of these kiddos!

Ryan Kauanui recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

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Such an AMAZING Jiu-Jitsu academy! Jackson is an excellent instructor and the curriculum at this school is second to none! We’ll definitely stop by to jump on the mat the next time I’m in the neighborhood! A++++

Aimee Barros recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

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I’ve been going to the Women Empowered program at Gracie Jiujitsu Houston for over a year.
I love the method that they use guiding you to work with the power of your mind and strength of your body. So many times we think that using force will be the best way to defeat a stranger. But they actually teach you how to use techniques that will be much more powerful than just fighting.

Christopher Segovia recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

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Love this place!!! So glad I found Gracie Jiujitsu Houston and made it my home! I trained Jiujitsu many years ago at a different gym but the training was so unorganized and caused many injuries to students, including myself. I hesitated to go back to jiujitsu because most schools throw inexperienced people in a room and say "go at it"! This leads to a ton of injuries.

NOT at GJJ Houston!!! I came to a free seminar at this Gracie Certified Training Center in Houston run by Professor Jackson Fortunato. This gym runs a very structured and very safe school that is backed with an amazing curriculum created by Gracie University. They believe everyone can learn jiujitsu and not have to worry about the "only the strong belong" mentality. Everyone is super nice and welcoming. They have classes for every age and everyone in the family! Come out and try a free 10 day trial at an awesome place to train!

Program & Pricing FAQs

What's a good age to start martial arts classes?

Martial arts can begin as early as 5 years old at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Houston. Our Gracie Bullyproof program is designed to introduce young children to the fundamentals of martial arts in a fun and safe environment.

Why choose Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston for Self-defense Classes?

Choose us for self-defense classes because of our effective, real-world techniques taught in a supportive and empowering environment. Our programs, such as Women Empowered®, are specifically designed to equip you with skills to protect yourself in any situation.

Which specific disciplines are offered for martial arts classes?

We offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Women Empowered®, Gracie Combatives, and Gracie Bullyproof. Each program is tailored to meet specific goals, from self-defense to personal growth and fitness.

Is there a trial period for new students at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston's Martial Arts Classes?

New students are welcome to a trial period where they can participate in classes, meet our instructors, and experience our community atmosphere firsthand, ensuring it’s the right fit before committing.

Can participation in martial arts classes cause injury?

As with any physical activity, there is a risk of injury, but our martial arts classes are conducted with utmost care and supervision to ensure safety and promote proper technique above all.

Do you need to be in good shape to take BJJ Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston?

Not at all. Our BJJ classes are designed to help individuals of all fitness levels improve their physical condition progressively while learning effective self-defense techniques.

What sets your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Classes apart at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston?

Our BJJ classes are distinguished by our comprehensive, detail-oriented curriculum, highly experienced instructors, and a supportive learning environment that focuses on real-world applications.

What should I know before starting BJJ Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston?

Beginners should know that no prior experience is required, classes are tailored to individual needs, and the focus is on learning at your own pace in a supportive and encouraging environment.

What sets Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston's Martial Arts Classes apart?

Our martial arts classes stand out due to our commitment to quality instruction, community building, and an inclusive atmosphere. We cater to all skill levels with a focus on both personal development and technical skills, making our school a premier choice in Houston.

What makes the martial arts classes unique at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston?

While primarily a Jiu-Jitsu school, any martial arts training at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston incorporates our philosophy of discipline and respect, blending traditional martial arts values with modern self-defense tactics.

Can martial arts classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston boost confidence and coordination skills?

Absolutely! Our martial arts classes are designed to improve not only physical fitness and coordination but also to enhance confidence and discipline among our students.

Are there different intensity levels in your Martial Arts Classes?

Yes, we offer different intensity levels tailored to fit each student's experience and fitness level, ensuring that everyone from beginners to advanced martial artists can train effectively and safely.

Can non-athletic children participate in Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston?

Absolutely, our programs are designed to help children of all athletic abilities to improve their physical skills and gain confidence through structured martial arts training.

Are Martial Arts Classes Violent?

No, martial arts at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston emphasize self-control, respect, and discipline. Our approach teaches how to manage and channel aggression constructively.

Are the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Classes at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston enjoyable?

Yes, our BJJ classes are designed to be enjoyable and engaging, focusing on building a supportive community where students feel motivated and valued as they learn.

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