BJJ 101

The Program for Beginners!

BJJ 101 is our curriculum for those who are new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This curriculum is designed to give the student a strong and well rounded fundamental understanding of Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense in an environment surrounded by other beginners. We understand that starting something new (especially martial arts) can be very intimidating. We designed this program to provide a safe environment, where the student learns all the basic concepts and can ease into training. We hope you can get comfortable, ask questions and begin your jiu jitsu journey with ease!

BJJ101 Program for Jiu Jitsu Beginners in Houston

BJJ101 Program for Jiu Jitsu Beginners in Houston

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Ready to try it out?! Click below and find a time that works for your schedule. Please check our schedule to coordinate a time for a BJJ101 or Fundamentals Class! 

Adults and Kids Jiu Jitsu in Houston


BJJ is for Everybody

 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers everybody - regardless of age, gender, or physical strength - the opportunity to learn effective self defense in a fun, safe environment. To cater to different ability and experience levels, we offer four levels of BJJ classes. We offer, BJJ101, Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced Jiu Jitsu in Houston.


 We offer classes in Gi, NoGi, advanced, beginning fundamentals and self-defense classes for adults. 


People start training martial arts for many different reasons: fitness, fun, self-defense, self-confidence, competition, or maybe just for a hobby. Regardless of the reason, you'll notice benefits both on and off the mats. Jiu jitsu will teach you how to effectively overcome opponents who are bigger or stronger than you, all in a safe environment. Jiu jistu is more than just a martial art though, it's a community. You'll make new friends, gain confidence, and get fit! 


 Our advanced classes focus on more difficult techniques, and how to link those techniques together into a sequence. Everyone at Rilion Gracie Academy push one another to be stronger and more technical, a spirit espoused and practiced by all of our members. Learn Jiu Jitsu in Houston from the best in the business!

Kids Martial Arts - Jiu Jitsu


Kids Self Defense Ages 3-14

We take great pride in our kids martial arts program. These are our future champions. Martial arts don't just teach self-defense.  Kids martial arts in Houston allows for safer communities. They learn discipline, respect, focus, and empathy. Our kid's programs are focused on making learning self defense techniques not only fun, but educational. The lessons your child learns on the mat will be carried with them off the mat, and throughout the rest of their life, as well. Parents always tell us stories of how their child used the lessons they used in jiu-jitsu class to deal with bullies, work harder on their homework, or stand up for a friend. Plus, they get a great workout and make new friends! 

Also see Adult Jiu Jitsu in Houston.

Basic Program


Rilion Gracie Academy offers a two-fold approach to developing skills for Kids and Juniors.

Each class consists of physical exercises, self-defense techniques and educational games.

Our method will develop your child's coordination, confidence,  agility, and flexibility in a fun and safe environment.

Self Defense


Be confident in any situation. Knowing how to defend yourself is one of the most important skills everybody should have. Learning proper techniques that allow you to effectively disarm a threatening situation will give you the confidence to take on anything.

Women's Violence Prevention

Women can use the self defense techniques learned in Jiu Jitsu to prevent attacks, since most attacks occur or end on the ground. Strategic grips and proper application of leverage and body weight distribution allows women to escape from attackers standing or on the ground.  


Kids self defense in Houston. Children will learn that they don't need to punch and kick in order to control someone and protect themselves from bullying. They will learn how to apply Self-Defense techniques on a resisting training partner who's counteracting with his or her own moves. And most importantly it will build the required self-confidence to walk away from any physical encounter. 

Private Lessons and Seminars


Are you having difficulty grasping certain technique or just want to focus on a technique?


Contact us, or speak to your instructor directly, to schedule private classes.

Also, you don't have to give up all your free time to benefit from our programs so, in case class schedule conflicts with work hours, private lessons are an excellent alternative to speed up your learning process where you`ll get:

  • 1-on-1 Instruction: All of the attention is focused on you without the distraction of a group jiu jitsu class.
  • Technical Analysis: The instructor will analyze the way you perform techniques, identify any flaws and show you how to fix them.
  • Customized Techniques: You will learn setups, defenses and attacks designed to fit your body type and grappling style. This customized approach can advance your knowledge very quickly.