Gracie Jiu Jitsu Beginners
This class is a 27 lesson program developed by Grandmaster Helio Gracie whom is the father of Master Royler Gracie, Professor Will’s instructor. This includes over 100 techniques that will ensure you are safe moving around on the tatami (mats), safe training with you partners and most importantly safe if you were confronted on the streets, at work, commuting or with friends and family. Academy etiquette, Gracie Lifestyle and other do’s and don’ts of Jiu Jitsu are passed on during these classes. This class is required for all new students to attend to achieve their first strap on their white belt.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals (Gi & NoGi)
The Fundamental Program teaches the essential positions and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the period of a Cycle, each Cycle is broken down into Chapters of associated positions and techniques. This class places emphasis on the core movements and techniques in the progression from white one strap to blue belt. Every class includes self defence which incorporates striking, clinching, takedowns and how to maintain or achieve a dominate position on a larger attacker. Then the second half of the class covers the fundamentals attacks, sweeps, passes, takedowns, submissions, defences and escapes necessary to achieve a finish, control or dominant position. Every year Professor Will is invited to attend the Annual Meeting in San Diego to demonstrate all fundamentals techniques and be taught the updated and evolved techniques which are in turn taught to the students when he returns, all over seen by Master Royler Gracie and an assortment of his brothers. This class is popular for all levels as the techniques are always been updated and evolved. This class is for White belt with one strap and above.
Advanced Gracie Jiu Jitsu (Gi & NoGi)
Once achieving the level of blue belt, students are encouraged to participate in this class to learn new techniques, combinations and strategies to sharpen their current skills as well as learn new techniques. This class is split into two sections, Self Defense & competitive Jiu Jitsu. The further development of Self Defence skills involves Fight Training with the introduction of 16oz gloves. Gloves are worn by attackers and students learn to safely manage distance, close distance and achieve dominant positions on the ground, in the clinch or against a wall in order to restrain the attacker. Weapon defenses to knives, sticks, bats, chains and guns are also taught in this class. The competitive Jiu Jitsu section covers more intricate techniques from familiar fundamental positions as well as more advanced positions. Variations of Fundamental techniques, connections between Fundamental and Advanced techniques are also highlighted and taught. Only coloured belts attend these classes. The development of Pressure, Timing, sharpening fundamental techniques and advanced techniques constitutes the Advanced Syllabus.
This class is for Girls only and is taught by Professor Wil Tritton and his wife Monika Tritton. This class covers the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals as well as variations of techniques that work well for a smaller people against larger or stronger people. Self Defense is covered every lesson focusing on techniques that women would encounter if attacked at work, home, socialising or traveling. The second half of the class links directly into the Cycle of the Fundamentals mentioned above. A great class to be introduced to Jiu Jitsu.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Drilling
This class is purposely placed at the end of the week as an opportunity for students to revisit, drill and ask questions on the techniques that have been taught during the week. The movement exercises or line drills that are used at the beginning of the Beginners & Fundamental classes will be practiced, giving students a chance to develop the movements. The Self Defense techniques of the week will be demonstrated again and review by students. The competitive Jiu Jitsu will also be demonstrated again and review by the students. Some positional sparring will be scheduled in this class also. This class is available to all students in the Academy.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Open Mat
Open Mat Classes provide students with the opportunity to practice other methods of learning in their development and mastery of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Students participate in specific positional based training, select time duration training, training with handicaps (less a limb or hand) as well as Flow Rolling and other “objectives” that are designated. All matches start from standing, the method of takedowns/throws that are taught in Self Defense are used in the Open Mat along with all other tactics to take and opponent to the ground or wall. The reason why standing starts are encouraged is because if you do have to defend yourself you are more likely to be standing. Open Mats are not scheduled on the timetable as 15-20mins of class is allocated for this and once a month of more students will be notified of an Open Mat class replacing the regular scheduled class.