When you walk in the front door you will be greeted warmly by our receptionist Elisha in our front lobby/cafe where the coffee and WiFi is always free! She will then provide you with a tour of our facilities. You will start at our retail area where we always have great deals on training gear and the latest brazilian jiu-jitsu attire. We also carry books on proper nutrition and leading a healthy lifestyle as we encompass a holistic approach towards the martial arts. From there you will pass by our conference/classroom which we utilize for both board meetings and classes on the Gracie Diet, philosophy, history, and many more.
Then you will pass by our snack bar where we carry energy bars of all types, different drinks for proper hydration including coconut water and free fruit to snack on when you need a boost.
We also have a commercial grade juicer and blender which is great during the hot summer months and when you’re in the mood for some JiuJitsu ice cream (blended frozen bananas!). You will also pass by our restrooms/changing areas both of which have lockers free to use as available. Last but not least you will be brought into the main training facility where we have over 2000 square feet of continuous mat space (largest in the city for a dedicated JiuJitsu Academy) and large tiered bleachers where you can relax before and after classes while chatting with your future training partners. If you feel so inclined you can also learn about the history of Gracie JiuJitsu by reading our 60 foot timeline on the north facing wall that highlights GJJ from it’s inception in 1925 to the current day. The legendary Royce Gracie has even signed off on our timeline so you know it’s historically correct!
Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu?
The fact is that most self-defense situations happen as a surprise, involve a larger attacker, quickly move to a very close range and eventually end up on the ground. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the only martial arts system that has proven itself effective over and over with regard to these four criteria. Demonstrated to be so effective in the original Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it is the official and only martial art used in the U.S. Army Combatives program.