Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle®. The Master Cycle's unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.
Approximately 90% of people who start jiu-jitsu never make it to blue belt, and 99% of people who make it to blue never make it to black belt. The Master Cycle is an advanced jiu-jitsu program based on chapterized learning and weekly fight simulation training to ensure street readiness. We teach the Master Cycle® in an ego-free environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and camaraderie among all students regardless of age or athletic ability. By emphasizing structured learning and safe training practices, students can train well into their 90s like our eternal Grand Master, Helio Gracie.
If you've achieved the rank of Combatives Belt or higher, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you!