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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, "The Gentle Art"

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective martial art on the planet. It is designed for people of all sizes to successfully defend themselves. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a unique style that teaches students to leverage their body weight to use in the ring or against an attacker. A descendant of Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is both a sport and a martial art. At our academy we focus heavily on the martial art and self defense style of jiu-jitsu.

Fundamentals of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

At Parkersburg Jiu-Jitsu Academy, this is our beginner class for our adult program. In this class you will learn the foundation techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. The techniques in this course follow the curriculum and teachings of Master Pedro Sauer. 


You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience.  

Intermediate Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

The intermediate Gracie Jiu-Jitsu course teaches a curriculum of advanced techniques to enhance a jiu-jitsu practitioner's techniques and skills

This class is available to jiu-jitsu practitioners that have achieved the rank of blue belt or higher.

Open Rank

The open rank course is open to all adult members. This class is a blend of fundamentals and intermediate techniques. The focus on this class is to hone the fundamentals by diving deep into the understanding of jiu-jitsu.


Competition Preparation 

This class is open to all academy members and is focused on competition preperation. If you are wanting to feed the competeition bug this is for you. This class will focus on drilling, positional sparring, and flow rolling. This class is not a substitute for fundamental classes.

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