Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective, reality-based fighting systems in the world. Created by the Gracie Family, the basic premise of Jiu-Jitsu is that 90% of fights end up on the ground. As such, Jiu-Jitsu is focused primarily on effective ground fighting. The goal is to put an opponent into situations on the ground where joint locks and/or chokes can be applied to force him/her to submit.


History has shown that martial arts can be an excellent teacher for children to learn life skills such as discipline, mental strength, focus, hard work, integrity, confidence, teamwork, and more. Ultimately, martial arts are about continuous self-improvement physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The philosophy of our “Little Champions” Program is to help build life skills for your child through martial arts. Your child will inherit confidence, mental strength, discipline, focus, and much more. Of course, the goal is also to bully-proof your child against bullies. During a child’s formative years, it is critical for a child not to become a victim of bullying. The scars of bullying can last a lifetime and can destroy self-esteem and confidence. The “Little Champions” Program is a 360 degree approach to your child’s overall wellness.


Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an intense and evolving combat sport in which competitors use different forms of fighting that include Jiu-Jitsu, judo, karate, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and others to their strategic and tactical advantage in a supervised match.

Jiu-Jitsu – NO GI

Jiu-Jitsu – NO GI is the ground-fighting martial art focused on joint locks, chokes, and positions. It is the science of using leverage, human body mechanics, balance, and technique to create favorable situations against a live opponent.

The Jiu-Jitsu – NO GI Program at ROGER GRACIE ACADEMY is ideal for the martial artist who wants to learn the basics of the ground game without the use of a GI. It is the practical approach to the MMA ground game.