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Gracie Combatives - Blue Belt Qualification Course (Beginners)   
On this page you will find a brief description of each Gracie Combatives techniques as well as a link to a detailed information page for each of the 36 lessons in the course. Since this is a linear curriculum, and each new technique is taught in the context of all the previously learned techniques, it is essential that you complete all 36 lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will be unable to execute the Dynamic Reflex Development™ drills that appear throughout the course.

The complete Gracie Combatives course can be accessed for as low as $20/month with one of our convenient subscription plans, or you can purchase any individual lessons for a one-time fee of $8 (or $144 for the complete course). To explore the content of each lesson, scroll down on this page, and to learn more about our most popular subscription programs, as well as watch sample videos from each, click here.
  Lessons:   
Gracie Combatives Intro Class Lesson Price: free
In this 20-minute introduction, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from “Bad Guy Reminders” to the Blue Belt Qualification Requirements. Watch this before you begin training to get the most out of the Gracie Combatives course.
  
Lesson 1: Trap and Roll Escape Lesson Price: free
If you ever find yourself trapped under a larger, more athletic opponent, this technique may save your life.
  
Lesson 2: Americana Armlock Lesson Price: free
Once you achieve the mount position, you can use this quick and easy submission to win the fight.
  
Lesson 3: Positional Control (Mount) Lesson Price: free
Without mastering these techniques, there is little chance that you will ever control a larger, stronger opponent from the mount.
  
Lesson 4: Take the Back (Mount) Lesson Price: $8.00
When your opponent panics and rolls to their knees, you will need this technique to maintain control of the situation.
  
Lesson 5: Rear Naked Choke Lesson Price: $8.00
Considered one of the best of all time, this technique is called “Mata-Leao” in Portuguese, which translates literally into “Lion Killer.”
  
Lesson 6: Leg Hook Takedown Lesson Price: $8.00
Once you get a hold of your opponent, you can use this simple technique to get the fight to the ground.
  
Lesson 7: Clinch (Aggressive Opponent) Lesson Price: $8.00
If someone attacks you aggressively, remain calm and use this strategy to gain full control of your opponent during the chaos.
  
Lesson 8: Punch Block Series (Stages 1-4) Lesson Price: $8.00
Against a larger opponent, you may end up on the bottom of the fight, and when this happens, the Punch Block Series will save your life.
  
Lesson 9: Straight Armlock (Mount) Lesson Price: $8.00
Nine times out of ten, when an untrained adversary attempts to escape your mount, they will create the perfect opportunity for the Straight Armlock.
  
Lesson 10: Triangle Choke Lesson Price: $8.00
Your ability to defeat much larger opponents will multiply exponentially once you master the Triangle Choke.
  
Lesson 11: Elevator Sweep Lesson Price: $8.00
When a much larger opponent tries to smash you with their body weight, use this technique to reverse the position and achieve the mount.
  
Lesson 12: Elbow Escape (Mount) Lesson Price: $8.00
In combination with the Trap and Roll Escape, this technique will get you out from underneath virtually anyone.
  
Lesson 13: Positional Control (Side Mount) Lesson Price: $8.00
If you cannot maintain the side mount while your opponent goes crazy, there is little chance that you will ever achieve the mount.
  
Lesson 14: Body Fold Takedown Lesson Price: $8.00
Anytime your opponent attempts to punch you from the clinch, they create the perfect opportunity for the Body Fold Takedown.
  
Lesson 15: Clinch (Conservative Opponent) Lesson Price: $8.00
When your opponent is advancing towards you conservatively, you will use the "Surprise Entry" method to establish the clinch.
  
Lesson 16: Headlock Counters Lesson Price: $8.00
Because headlocks are so common in real fights, you must master several counters to them before you are considered "street ready."
  
Lesson 17: Double Leg Takedown Lesson Price: $8.00
If you are having difficulty using the Clinch strategy, you can take your opponent down by going for their legs.
  
Lesson 18: Headlock Escape 1 Lesson Price: $8.00
If a larger opponent catches you in a headlock and you do not have a very reliable escape strategy, you will lose the fight.
  
Lesson 19: Straight Armlock (Guard) Lesson Price: $8.00
Anytime your opponent tries to strangle you from the guard, they unknowingly give you a wonderful gift.
  
Lesson 20: Double Ankle Sweep Lesson Price: $8.00
As your opponent stands up for the perfect punch, use this technique to literally sweep their feet out from underneath them.
  
Lesson 21: Pull Guard Lesson Price: $8.00
The beauty of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is that is enables you to win from both the top and bottom of the fight.
  
Lesson 22: Headlock Escape 2 Lesson Price: $8.00
When Headlock Escape 1 fails, you can count on this technique to save your life.
  
Lesson 23: Guillotine Choke Lesson Price: $8.00
Finish your opponent without ever going to the ground with this quick, easy and extremely powerful submission
  
Lesson 24: Shrimp Escape Lesson Price: $8.00
If your opponent passes your guard and attempts to achieve the side mount, this technique will put them right back where they belong.
  
Lesson 25: Kimura Armlock Lesson Price: $8.00
Named after the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champion Masahiko Kimura, this versatile technique will greatly enhance your potential from the guard.
  
Lesson 26: Standing Headlock Defense Lesson Price: $8.00
If you get caught in a headlock while standing, you will need this technique to gain control of your opponent and safely get the fight to the ground.
  
Lesson 27: Punch Block Series (Stage 5) Lesson Price: $8.00
To be fully comfortable from the bottom of the fight, you will need to master this final piece of the Punch Block Series.
  
Lesson 28: Hook Sweep Lesson Price: $8.00
By establishing a solid base from Stage 4, your opponent will set you up for this simple and reliable sweep.
  
Lesson 29: Rear Takedown Lesson Price: $8.00
If you find yourself in the rear clinch, use this technique to take your opponent down as quickly and safely as possible.
  
Lesson 30: Haymaker Punch Defense Lesson Price: $8.00
When the attacker throws a very predictable Haymaker Punch, the best strategy is to slip underneath it and establish the rear clinch.
  
Lesson 31: Take the Back (Guard) Lesson Price: $8.00
If a much heavier opponent drives their forearm into your throat, use this technique to get oxygen into your lungs and take their back in the process.
  
Lesson 32: Guillotine Defense Lesson Price: $8.00
Even an unskilled opponent can use the Guillotine Choke against you. Perfect this technique in case you find your neck in a tight spot.
  
Lesson 33: Elbow Escape (Side Mount) Lesson Price: $8.00
Master this technique, and your opponent’s chance of achieving the mount will be greatly reduced.
  
Lesson 34: Standing Armlock Lesson Price: $8.00
Use this simple submission as a negotiating tool with any disrespectful adversary you encounter.
  
Lesson 35: Twisting Arm Control Lesson Price: $8.00
Twist your opponent up with this technique, and then use it to do as much or as little damage as you deem appropriate.
  
Lesson 36: Double Underhook Guard Pass Lesson Price: $8.00
There is a 99% chance that a street fight opponent will not close their guard, but if they do, you can use this simple strategy to pass it.
  
Purchase Options
There are three ways to access the Gracie Combatives lessons. 1) You can choose one of the convenient Subscription Plans (recommended), 2) You can purchase the course for a one-time premium fee, or 3) You can purchase individual lessons for a one-time fee by selecting them from the list below.

With Gracie University, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If at any time, you're not 100% satisfied with any lessons you purchase, simply let us know and we'll make it right!

Purchase the Course: $144.00
Lesson List
Gracie Combatives Intro Class
Lesson 1: Trap and Roll Escape
Lesson 2: Americana Armlock
Lesson 3: Positional Control (Mount)
Lesson 4: Take the Back (Mount)
Lesson 5: Rear Naked Choke
Lesson 6: Leg Hook Takedown
Lesson 7: Clinch (Aggressive Opponent)
Lesson 8: Punch Block Series (Stages 1-4)
Lesson 9: Straight Armlock (Mount)
Lesson 10: Triangle Choke
Lesson 11: Elevator Sweep
Lesson 12: Elbow Escape (Mount)
Lesson 13: Positional Control (Side Mount)
Lesson 14: Body Fold Takedown
Lesson 15: Clinch (Conservative Opponent)
Lesson 16: Headlock Counters
Lesson 17: Double Leg Takedown
Lesson 18: Headlock Escape 1
Lesson 19: Straight Armlock (Guard)
Lesson 20: Double Ankle Sweep
Lesson 21: Pull Guard
Lesson 22: Headlock Escape 2
Lesson 23: Guillotine Choke
Lesson 24: Shrimp Escape
Lesson 25: Kimura Armlock
Lesson 26: Standing Headlock Defense
Lesson 27: Punch Block Series (Stage 5)
Lesson 28: Hook Sweep
Lesson 29: Rear Takedown
Lesson 30: Haymaker Punch Defense
Lesson 31: Take the Back (Guard)
Lesson 32: Guillotine Defense
Lesson 33: Elbow Escape (Side Mount)
Lesson 34: Standing Armlock
Lesson 35: Twisting Arm Control
Lesson 36: Double Underhook Guard Pass
Course Instructors
Ryron and Rener Gracie
Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.
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