- About Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
- The Academy
- Kids Classes
Are you interested in learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Are you are looking for a form of self-defense that is effective regardless of your size or strength? Perhaps you want an amazingly fun and structured way to spend your evenings?
Whatever your reasons, there is no better place to learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, than here at the Clark Gracie Academy in San Diego, California. We have locations in Old Town as well as La Jolla
Clark Gracie is a black belt under his father Carley Gracie and is the grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. These legends in the martial arts world have provided Clark with a solid foundation of skills and technique. Clark has used those skills to develop a style all his own. He has an exciting and offensive guard game that has been recognized as one of the best and has been rewarded many times over. Clark holds numerous prestigious titles in the Jiu-Jitsu world, the most recent of which was winning the gold medal at the 2013 Pan American Championship. He enjoys the spirit of competition and is the most highly active competitor in the Gracie family.
Training at the Clark Gracie Academy in La Jolla, California will teach you a scientific process of maneuvering. This will help you daily, in all aspects of your life. Physically, you will increase your flexibility, improve your cardiovascular conditioning, burn fat and tone muscle. The mental benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous. Among them we will help you will strengthen your mind by using specific defense strategies. Most of our students report seeing an increase in willpower and patience. Frequent training will help you achieve higher levels of self-control, and internal tranquility. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing art form for women especially. Learning to utilize body weight and escape techniques, will not only be fun but will also teach you to feel in control of your body and secure in your surroundings. We welcome all women, so bring your daughters, sisters, girlfriends and wives.
Clark is a hands on teacher, often rolling with students of all rank and skill level. He feels that this helps teach the small details and techniques, which are important to achieve the full advantage of various movements. He believes in sharing the philosophy and focuses on clearly explaining the principles behind the techniques. The drills are dynamic, as are the classes. Students at the Academy help each other learn, promoting a sense of camaraderie and family.
Our academy is located in just 3 blocks from the Washington st trolley station and 5 minutes to the San Diego Airport in Old Town San Diego (Northern part of Downtown). We are also located in beautiful downtown La Jolla, California. First week is on us, so do yourself a favor, come in and change your life.