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Our Academy

Located in Houston, TX, We are building Houston’s top competition team, but providing the best instruction in Texas. We believe that we cannot develop top athletes without providing the finest fundamental understanding of this martial art. Children, Women and Men alike can all thrive by receiving the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction in Houston, TX.

Founded by Rilion’s father, Carlos Gracie Sr., in the 1920’s, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be the most effective form of self-defense ever developed.

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Rilion is widely recognized as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world and is the only member of the famous Gracie family with academies in Texas.
Our staff, having committed themselves to the study of jiu jitsu has developed a philosophy around the sport. This philosophy focuses on the principals of respect, discipline, self-confidence, patience, and fitness.
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Our Philosophy

We believe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that should be shared with everybody, regardless of age, gender, or athleticism. By using leverage, balance, and technique, a weaker individual can defend themselves against stronger opponents. However BJJ offers much more than self defense. The lessons you learn on the mat will carry in to your every day life, giving you the mental fortitude, energy, and patience to deal with any obstacle that come your way. To welcome those of all ages, ability levels, and goals, we offer several programs based your needs.

Our adults program has BJJ101, beginner classes for those who have never tried BJJ before, as well as advanced classes for those with experience. The beginner program focuses heavily on self-defense and getting fit, to build your BJJ foundation. Once your foundation is built, our advanced classes will take your BJJ game to the next level. Here we focus on competition BJJ, adding more advanced techniques to your skill set, and refining the techniques you already know.

For your child, our kids programs teach the values of respect, kindness, confidence, and other important life skills. By practicing these values on a daily practice, they will absorb them into their personality, taking them within for the rest of their life.

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