Gracie Humaitá Brisbane


“For excellence in representing the Gracie Humaita spirit and legacy”

Gracie Humaitá Brisbane is devoted to the Gracie Jiu Jitsu philosophy; using technique & timing to over come a strong & faster opponent.


Gracie Humaitá Brisbane is devoted to developing every students confidence and ability to defend themselves.

Gracie Humaitá Brisbane is Queensland’s only official affiliate of Gracie Humaitá from Brazil founded by Grand Master Hélio Grace and now lead by his son, Master Royler Gracie.

Gracie Humaitá Brisbane prides itself on three key advantages as an Academy

  • Structured Syllabus: Each Lesson taught at Gracie Humaita Brisbane is from the Gracie Humaita Syllabus created by its founder, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.  Students learn a well rounded set of skills, suited to the streets, beaches, cities or mats. Every lesson covers Self Defense, Striking, Clinch work, Takedowns and achieving a dominant position on the ground for the possible use of joint locks or strangles. Weapon Defense and fight training is taught after Blue Belt.
  • Specifically Designed Lesson Plans: Each Lesson is designed to prepare the body and mind for the techniques practiced in the class. Each Cycle of the Syllabus is broke in to Chapters, each Chapter addresses a position and fundamental techniques that a white belt needs to understand the position as a whole. Multiple Cycles are conducted per year to review and sharpen every students understanding, application and strategy of each position and technique.  Similar to a degree from a University, each belt reveals new layers of knowledge in a system that is simple, effective and proven to work.
  • Journey Academy ~ Gracie Humaita Brisbane has a main focus with every student, to develop their confidence and ability to defend themselves. The Journey of Gracie Jiu Jitsu is more rewarding and everlasting then any other aspect of the Art.  New friendships, improved social confidence and headspace from work or life are the aspects of training Gracie Jiu Jitsu that keep students training for decades.

Gracie Humaitá Brisbane is dedicated to changing the community by helping students reach their fullest potential and to use Jiu Jitsu to help changing their lifes for the better. We are dedicated to developing and improving your self preservation, confidence and potential.

Gracie Humaitá (pronounced ‘oo-mai-TAH’) is the name of the worlds first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Founded by Hélio Gracie and his brothers in the 1920s, the Gracie Humaitá team represents the purest and most direct connection to the founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Contact Wil on 0438326828 or [email protected] to organise your free 10 DAY pass which includes free hire of a fitted kimono/gi.

We pride ourselves on excellent instruction and building a family environment within our Academy.

You might have noticed we don’t appear under any BJJ searches that is because we teach Gracie Jiu Jitsu at the Academy and we focus on the Journey, learning to defend yourself and improving your confidence to improve your work life, home life and life in general 🙂

“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster then you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength” Grandmaster Helio Gracie.