Lexington's Official Gracie Jiu Jitsu Program
Lexington Jiu Jitsu bases all of its martial arts curriculum directly on the teachings of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie. The adult classes are divided into two distinct programs, Beginner Fundamentals and Advanced Fundamentals. Our Academy is 100% Gracie Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense. We are teaching and learning to Fight for Self Protection!
Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Lexington Jiu Jitsu offers its members a true fundamentals pathway. Throughout this course the techniques are taught in the same manner and sequence first outlined by the Jiu Jitsu Grandmaster, Helio Gracie and passed on through Rickson Gracie to Professor Pedro Sauer. These martial arts techniques are taught in a very specific sequence with an eye for detail. You don’t have to be particularly athletic or strong to learn and apply the proper Jiu Jitsu techniques, but you will have to have a strong fundamental understanding of leverage. Self defense is the heart and roots of Jiu Jitsu, BJJ is an art that allows a weaker and much less athletic opponent overcome a stronger, more aggressive and more athletic attacker through the scientific use of leverage. The Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals program at Lexington Jiu Jitsu offers you the essential tools to learn basic positioning, safe positional control and proper submission techniques. We believe it is critical to understand these movements early on, before you develop habits that are much harder to break once improper muscle memory has set it. After you have mastered the Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals you will be ready to move on to Lexington Jiu Jitsu’s Advanced program.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Once you have mastered the Beginner Fundamentals of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, that is where the fun really begins. Jiu Jitsu is often described as a game of chess, each Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique you will learn at Lexington Jiu Jitsu also has a counter technique to neutralize it. Each of those BJJ counter techniques also have their own series of counter techniques and the learning goes on for the rest of your life. That is why the mind set at Lexington Jiu Jitsu is so different and so important. Jeb understands that Jiu Jitsu is a life long learning experience. All of our Certified Instructors and Jiu Jitsu students take every precaution to keep injuries at a minimum, we focus on techniques, not ego. Lexington Jiu Jitsu is a very technical school, that is the one thing that sets us apart from all of the other Lexington area martial arts and Jiu Jitsu schools. Our main focus is on Jiu Jitsu technique and making sure that you, as a student of the martial arts, get the proper understanding of each technique in a safe and fun learning environment. Our primary goal is to give you the ability to protect yourself in a street fight, but the secondary goal of our school is to turn you into a Jiu Jitsu technician! Our head martial arts instructor Jeb Brown is constantly learning and refining his Jiu Jitsu and does everything in his power to pass these Black Belt Jiu Jitsu techniques (first refined by the Grandmaster Helio Gracie) down to you with the hopes that you too will continue to pass them on to the next generation.