Street ready Jiu-Jitsu, guaranteed. This is the official white-to-blue-belt curriculum of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. In fact, after completing the course, you can actually test for your Gracie Blue Belt online via video submission or at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, CA!
Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of more than 600 techniques, studies of the fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family show that 36 techniques have been used more often, and with greater success, than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. Up until now, this course was taught exclusively at a small network of Gracie Academy certified training centers, but now, for the first time ever, the complete Gracie Combatives course is available on DVD and can be learned from the comfort of your own home!
Sample Clips from Disc 1
The Gracie Combatives collection takes someone with no prior knowledge to street ready without ever stepping foot into a school of martial arts. Every other instructional video series to date was designed to give viewers bits and pieces BJJ by focusing on just additional techniques to complement the training they were receiving at an actual school of martial arts. What makes the Gracie Combatives series effective is that it was created with the understanding that the viewer has absolutely no previous experience and would never have the access and resources to learn at a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center.
Dynamic Reflex Development:
Gracie Combatives utilizes a very important, but terribly neglected part of training that other instructional DVDs fail to address: Reflex development. Gracie Combatives uses a teaching system called Dynamic Reflex Development. First, a new technique is presented to you in the form of simplified drills, or Technical Slices. Next, it is combined with one other technique in a Reflex Development Drill. Then at the end of each lesson, you will learn how to execute the newly learned technique in the context of a real fight by combining it with several other techniques in a Fight Simulation Drill. This structured form of training used to engineer each lesson is what makes it possible for any student to go from no knowledge to "street ready" in the absolute least amount of time possible!
After you have successfully practiced these techniques over and over again, you can put your skills to the test and see if you are ready to receive your Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt with the innovative online Gracie Jiu-Jitsu University!
Over the last 85 years, the 36 techniques featured in the Gracie Combatives program have proven to be the simplest and most reliable for street self-defense against a larger opponent. As a result, Gracie Combatives is the most effective DVD series for new students looking to gain maximum self-defense effectiveness in the least amount of time. However, let us be clear and understand that training for the streets and training for tournaments are two entirely different things. If your objective is to prepare for point-based BJJ tournaments, this DVD series is not for you. On the other hand, if you are just starting out in your BJJ journey at a gym, or have no resources to make it to a gym but would like to gain the knowledge to effectively learn the techniques that you will almost certainly need in a real fight against a more athletic opponent, then you must have this collection!
The Bonuses:Along with the 13 DVDs, you will receive a 65-page handbook and the Gracie Combatives Fight Chart. The handbook contains insightful information on the principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu which, once understood, will enable you to solve any problems that may arise during training sessions. It also includes a recommended training schedule, the blue belt checklist, and a one-page outline for each lesson with note space. The Fight Chart is a poster-size (24"x36") flowchart that illustrates all the ways in which the 36 techniques connect during the four phases of a real fight. This color-coded visual representation of the techniques will be most valuable to you when you are preparing for the Blue Belt Qualification Test.
The Price:Don't let of the price of the Gracie Combatives collection fool you. This is undoubtedly the most comprehensive instructional DVD series ever released by the Gracie Family, and there is only one reason it's being offered at such an affordable price you can't afford not to have it.