Time-tested, real-world self defense
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a real-world self defense system. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came to international prominence in the martial arts community in the early 1990s, when Black belt Royce Gracie won the first, second and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting to promote the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage. Often this includes, taking the fight to the ground and applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. Gracie Jiu Jitsu training is used by the average person everyday for self-defense, law enforcement and military combatives, mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions and sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi). Non-compliant sparring (commonly referred to as “rolling”) and repetitive drilling play a major role in training.
Our Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt instructors, Billy Dowey, and Ryan Schmidt both received their belts directly from Royce Gracie. As the leader in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training around the Triangle we regularly hold special seminars with guest instructors. We have had the pleasure of hosting seminars with Dave Camarillo, Rodrigo Gracie, former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra, World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Carlos Lemos, Jr., just to name a few. We regularly hold seminars with Royce Gracie as well. Whether you are looking to learn how to defend yourself, get a great workout, a new sports experience, or a community of passionate athletes to join, look no further than Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at Forged Fitness.
If you are looking for a great environment to learn Jiu-Jitsu from Raleigh’s only Royce Gracie affiliate with Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt instructors call (919) 821-0720 or complete the form to reserve a complimentary class today.