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In the late 1920's, Grand Master Hélio Gracie created Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after he realized that he was physically too frail to utilize the traditional Japanese techniques. Proven over the last 80 years to be the most reliable system for a smaller person to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent, the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are based on precise timing and effective use of leverage so that virtually anyone can do them, man or woman, regardless of size or athletic ability. Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. Our Head Instructor, John Carter, is a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Level 3 Instructor. Our Lexington, South Carolina Academy is certified by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters to teach the Gracie Combatives Program. For more information about our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Program or to create your free student profile, please visit our Headquarter's Academy website below.