Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

Our Academy Is An Establishment For Self Improvement And Personal Excellence.

We are determined to meet all of our members' needs, first and foremost, in a constructive, disciplined, friendly and safe environment. We empower our members to reach their full potential and experience an overall improved healthy lifestyle and regimen, to help maintain an excellent quality of life.

Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

About Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a complete, well versed and modern version of the traditional form of Jiu-Jitsu taught by Japanese fighter and diplomat, Mitsuyo Maeda to Carlos Gracie, son of a local politician in the north of Brazil early 1900's. Carlos and Helio completely transformed the art that was taught to them and with the concept of leverage, strategic grips and body weight distribution in mind, they created techniques that would withstand against, and overcome any opponent of any size. 

Ever since the 1930's, the Gracie Family has been showing how efficient the techniques are by winning no-rules challenge fights with specialist masters of all different disciplines. With the creation of the UFC in 1993 and the superior technique displayed by Royce Gracie submitting all his opponents in the first 4 editions of the event, the Gracie Family revolutionized the world of Martial Arts forever. Professor Crosley Gracie also joined the tradition and stepped up in the rings in Japan, check it out.

Brazilian or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling art that emphasizes closing the distance on an opponent who's trying to hit you, take the fight to the ground, establish a safe and comfortable position, and finish the fight with the application of chokes or joint locks. One of the beauties of this art is the fact that you can completely control and beat someone without throwing a single strike!

Continuous training is guaranteed to give you more than what you expect. The longer we train, the more we realize what a huge roll training plays in all areas of our lives. It gives us perseverance and problem solving skills. More benefits of consistent training are:

  • Overall functional capacity improvement (strength and flexibility)
  • Heightened fitness level and reduced body fat
  • Improved reflexes and coordination
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • Relieved stress and improved self-control