Master Cycle

Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter. If you’ve achieved the rank of blue belt or higher, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you!


Review / warm-up

Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.


Technical Instruction

After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques fro the current chapter of study. Then you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.


Focus Sparring

At the end of class, you will have a chance to test yur skills against a variety of trainng partners in a variety of controlled training excercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sarring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills, Safetly is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate, Sparring 100% voluntary for Master Cycle students.



There is a remarkable difference in the rate of progress between students who study in their off time and those who don’t. As an active member of the Master Cycle program at any Certified Trainng Center, uou qualify for a free subscription to GracieUniversitycom, which gives you unliimited online access to the Master Cycle video-based curriculum. Use this resource to review past lessons, learn new techniques, and prepare for future belt tests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer or mobile device! Take advantage of this powerful tool and take your technique to the next level!



As an active student in the Master Cycle you qualify to train at any Certified Gracie Jiu_Jitsu Training Center around the world. If you travel to a city with a Certified Training Center, simply let them know that yo’re a family member, and you can participate in any class for free!



If you’re interested in joining the Master Cycle program, we invite you to take advantage of our 10-day free trial. Take advantage of our 10-day free trial. To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply email or call and a student services representative will help you get started right away!

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