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Gracie Philosophy   
Total Control Lesson Price: free
In a fight, victory is achieved by gaining full control of your opponent. In life, victory is achieved by gaining full control of yourself.
Energy Efficiency Lesson Price: free
At the Gracie Academy, we always assume our potential opponent is heavier, stronger, and more athletic than we are, and this is why energy efficiency is the core principle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
The Striking Truth Lesson Price: free
If you’re fighting someone your size or smaller, using strikes as a means of victory might work. If your fighting someone heavier, stronger, and more athletic, relying on strikes will almost always lead to your demise.
The Path to Black Belt Lesson Price: free
Master all variations of the 36 Gracie Combatives techniques, earn your blue belt, and then the real journey begins!
Powerful Principles Lesson Price: free
Have you ever wondered why some people take twice as long to get to black belt than others? In this discussion, we’ll tell you why?
Egoless Sparring Lesson Price: free
Although sparring is one of the most important training exercises you can engage in on your path to black belt, you must know when and how to spar in order to reap the full benefit.
Gi or No-gi? Lesson Price: free
There is an ongoing debate as to which training method is better, gi or no-gi? In this Gracie Philosophy video, Ryron and Rener go into great detail about the pros and cons of training with each method. In the end, they remind you of the most important thing: in order to get a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, you must master both.
Jiu-Jitsu Health Lesson Price: free
On the path to black belt, you will tap out…a lot. How you deal with each tap out, defeat, or temporary setback is the most significant indicator “Jiu-Jitsu Health.” In this video Ryron and Rener explain how to steal from each moment, regardless of whether you catch them or they catch you.
Critical Conviction Lesson Price: free
It is better to execute a technique with 20% accuracy and 80% conviction than with 80% accuracy and 20% conviction. In this video the Gracie Brothers discuss the most common blue belt testing mistake, and explain one of the key ingredients in street fight success.
The Survival Mindset Lesson Price: free
What makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu unique is that it places a greater emphasis on patience, energy efficiency, and self-defense than any other martial art. In this video, Ryron and Rener discuss these points and the secret that lead the greatest growth spurt in Ryron’s jiu-jitsu journey.
Street Jiu-Jitsu vs. Sport Jiu-Jitsu Lesson Price: free
With so much debate and confusion surrounding the issue of street vs. sport jiu-jitsu, Ryron and Rener sit down for a very candid talk in which they explain the fundamental differences between the two. In a few very simple demonstrations, they make it very clear that "street jiu-jitsu" isn't defined by a set number of techniques, but rather the universal principles of distance management.
The Universal Misunderstanding Lesson Price: free
People generally fear losing more than they desire winning. Yet, because they don't understand the core objectives and concerns from each of the primary fight positions, particularly the defensive positions, they waste energy prematurely and unintentionally create the opportunity for their opponent to submit them.
Rolling With The Opposite Sex Lesson Price: free
More women are training jiu-jitsu than ever before, but the training culture at most academies is preventing them from getting the maximum benefit that jiu-jitsu has to offer. If women are not provided an optimal way to learn the art, then jiu-jitsu has not yet served it’s most important purpose.
Jiu-Jitsu Over 40 (5 Rules to Roll Till 95) Lesson Price: free
This is the most important instructional video ever released by Ryron and Rener Gracie. Regardless of your age, if you adopt the 5 rules outlined in this video, you will have what it takes to roll till the end like Grandmaster Helio...if not, you have no chance.
Sport Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight Lesson Price: free
In one of the most important Gracie Breakdowns of all time, Ryron and Rener analyze the viral video of a fight that took place in a YMCA basketball gym, and then go into detail regarding the most notable differences between street and sport jiu-jitsu. They also introduce "The Four Filters" that any sport BJJ practitioner can apply to their sparring sessions to help make their reflexes and techniques more applicable in a real fight.
Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Injuries (& How to Roll With Them) Lesson Price: free
Injuries are the best or worst thing that can happen to your jiu-jitsu; it all depends on how you roll with them! In this much needed video, Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda detail the five most common injuries in jiu-jitsu, and they discuss the common causes, treatment tips, and training modifications you can use to get back on the mat as quickly and safely as possible. Share this with all your jiu-jitsu friends. At one point or another, every dedicated practitioner will get injured, and one good piece of advice on this topic can go a long way when it comes to proper healing and a safe return to the mat!
Why Kids Quit Jiu-Jitsu Lesson Price: free
A problem well understood is a problem half solved. In this much needed video, Ryron and Rener are joined by Jordan Collins (GJJ Black Belt & GA Head Instructor) to discuss the three phases of a child's jiu-jitsu journey, the specific reasons why a child will quit at each phase, and exactly what parents must do to prevent it. If you have children, this may be one of the most important jiu-jitsu videos of all time.
What Exactly is a Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt? Lesson Price: free
The white belt is the most difficult and most important belt in jiu-jitsu, but, statistically, less than one-tenth of 1% will ever earn their white belt due to fear of injury and/or embarrassment. By modifying the teaching/training practices in beginner jiu-jitsu programs around the country we can attract more of the much needed white belts and grow the global jiu-jitsu family.
Surviving the First 6 Months of Sparring Lesson Price: free
Sparring or "rolling" is one of the elements that makes jiu-jitsu the most effective martial art on the planet, but it's also the number one reason why more than 90% of people quit training in the first 6-12 months. In this special edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener and Eve Gracie (Currently 9 months pregnant!), share the three most important sparring secrets that will enable students to navigate the first six months of jiu-jitsu sparring and make their "rolls" far more productive than they are painful and demoralizing. If you know someone who has quit, or is on the verge of quitting, because they couldn't handle the tornado, please share this video and save their jiu-jitsu career!
How to Apply Self-defense in EVERY Roll Lesson Price: free
If you haven't chosen your jiu-jitsu resolution for the New Year, this one's for you. When you hear the term "self-defense," you typically think of punch protection, distance management and multiple attackers, but the reality is these only encompass 10% of self-defense. Joined by special guest Master Pedro Sauer, Ryron and Rener discuss the secrets to the remaining 90%, and explain how "self-defense" can be applied in every roll, even when punches are absent. To increase your efficiency and maximize your jiu-jitsu lifespan, do your best to follow the advice in this video, even if the culture of your academy is conducive to the efficient approach.
Entrepreneur Jiu-Jitsu (EJJ): Part 1 Lesson Price: free
If you're working on that entrepreneurial black belt, this one's for you! Shot on location at the Tai Lopez Private Business Retreat (Dec 2016) in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, Rener Gracie demonstrates 3 of the most important principles of jiu-jitsu and explains their direct application in the world of business. By the time your done with this video you'll have earned your first stripe in EJJ! in this video, even if the culture of your academy is conducive to the efficient approach.
Entrepreneur Jiu-Jitsu (EJJ): Part 2 Lesson Price: free
Rener is back with your second lesson in Entrepreneur Jiu-Jitsu! The connections between business and jiu-jitsu are limitless, and in this live presentation Rener shares principles 4, 5, and 6. By the time you're done with this video you’ll have earned your second stripe in EJJ!
The Multiple Attacker Myth Lesson Price: free
This myth that there is a clear-cut, effective strategy to defeat multiple opponents is the BIGGEST liability in the history of martial arts. All martial arts techniques rely on distance management, and one cannot manage distance against more than one person simultaneously. Stating that multiple opponents can be effectively handled implies that the enemy is coming at you one at a time, which is not the case in a real-life altercation.
Teaching Your Significant Other Lesson Price: free
There is no better gift than the gift of jiu-jitsu! But if you've ever tried to teach jiu-jitsu to your significant other (or anyone you love for that matter) you know how what a challenge it can be! Rener and Eve share their story and the three success secrets you will need to share the art you love with the people you love. 
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Lesson List
Total Control
Energy Efficiency
The Striking Truth
The Path to Black Belt
Powerful Principles
Egoless Sparring
Gi or No-gi?
Jiu-Jitsu Health
Critical Conviction
The Survival Mindset
Street Jiu-Jitsu vs. Sport Jiu-Jitsu
The Universal Misunderstanding
Rolling With The Opposite Sex
Jiu-Jitsu Over 40 (5 Rules to Roll Till 95)
Sport Jiu-Jitsu in a Street Fight
Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Injuries (& How to Roll With Them)
Why Kids Quit Jiu-Jitsu
What Exactly is a Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt?
Surviving the First 6 Months of Sparring
How to Apply Self-defense in EVERY Roll
Entrepreneur Jiu-Jitsu (EJJ): Part 1
Entrepreneur Jiu-Jitsu (EJJ): Part 2
The Multiple Attacker Myth
Teaching Your Significant Other
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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