With the experience, knowledge and skills built over 1.5 years of
training, you will be ready to join the Gracie Barra Black Belt
Program. Every Gracie Barra student’s goal, no matter their age or
technique level, is to join this program because it is the final
path for them to become a Gracie Barra Black Belt.
The Black Belt Program is designed to expose the student to several
different classes and a variety of training experiences, allowing
the you to develop a unique style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and to
further your mastery of the art. As a result, in the Black Belt
Program, more techniques are taught, the pace of the class is
faster and more exciting, the level of the training partners is
higher, and last but not least, the focus on little details and
timing is what will assist you to take your progress to the next
level. The Black Belt Program includes three different classes:
Gi BJJ classes
No Gi BJJ classes
MMA - Advanced Self Defense classes
A brief description of these classes follows:
Gi BJJ: The class is 60 minutes long, and includes practicing
takedowns, ground techniques, specific training and sparring. No Gi
BJJ: The class is 60 minutes long, and includes a set of different
submissions and takedowns from the standing position, as well as No
Gi BJJ ground techniques. MMA - Advanced Self-Defense: The class is
60 minutes long, but is focused on developing the student’s
approach to MMA through the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu perspective.
Fighting stance, motion, basic strikes, clinches, ground control
and submissions are the core concepts included in this class.
Pre-Requisite Courses: At least 2 months of training at Gracie
Barra America / 2-Stripe Blue Belt or Higher. Uniform: Gi
Gracie Barra Official Gi. Gi top and pants must be the same color.
Every student must wear a rash guard underneath the Gi. No Gi
Kimono pants Gracie Barra rash guard or Gracie Barra T-shirt and
belt. MMA - Advanced Self Defense Classes:
Kimono pants Gracie Barra Rash Guard or Gracie Barra T-shirt and
belt MMA gloves and mouth piece.