Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Week 2 – Escape Sidemount

WEEK 2

Fundamentals

CLASS A
SELF-DEFENSE

A. Escape from Side Standing
Headlock + Rear Takedown +
Technical Mount + Armbar
SPORT JIU-JITSU

A. Escape from Sidemount
Recovering the Closed Guard
B. Escape from Sidemount when the Opponent
Blocks the Hip and the Head + Recovering the
Closed Guard Using the Leg Over the Top
B. iEscape from Sidemount Recovering the
Closed Guard + Over the Leg Guard Pass
+ Sidemount Control (Repeating)

CLASS B
SELF-DEFENSE

A. Escape from Rear Rear Headlock with
Forward Takedown & Escape from Rear
Headlock with Outside Hook Takedown
SPORT JIU-JITSU

A. Escape from Sidemount to
Turtle Position
B. Double Leg Takedown from
Turtle Position
Escape from Sidemount to Turtle
Position + Double Leg Takedown +
Sidemount Control (Taking Turns)

Advanced

In the Advanced class we are working our professors favorite escapes from side mount, and classic judo style hip throws and hand throws.

GB Kids

In our Gracie Barra Kids program we follow the same theme – escape from sidemount. In addtion, our word of the week is Cooperation, the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for : common effort.

We look forward to seeing you in class this week. Remember we serve the entire South Denver Metro Area including Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Parker and more.

8 Reasons why train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Centennial

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1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fun way to get fit.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

2. Gracie Barra Family.  When you join Gracie Barra Centennial you are now part of a global organization of over 700 BJJ schools. When traveling you can train all over the world for no additional cost. And, you will be treated as a family member.

Carlos Gracie JR

3. Carlos Gracie Jr. In 1986, Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first Gracie Barra school, in the city of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. From that one location he created the most expansive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization there is, with offices in the USA, Brazil, Australia and Europe and around 700 hundred schools spanning the world. He created a structure that could protect the Gracie Barra banner while still offering support to instructors and school owners, to create career opportunities via certification programs and professional training. The aim of the schools is to help their communities by offering Jiu-Jitsu for everyone including you.

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4. Unmatched Curriculum. The Gracie Barra curriculum ensures that students will be led through a proven progression of positions and techniques in order that they may learn jiu-jitsu in the fastest way possible. It allows instructors to cover all areas of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, leaving no gaps in the BJJ knowledge of the students. It is a complete jiu-jitsu that pays attention to the areas of:

1) Self defence (the reason why most people start learning a martial art)
2) Takedowns (90% of street fights hit the ground but 100% start standing!)
3) Ground – the strength of brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

Each week Professors and Coaches study and prepare to teach the ensuing classes under the well planned curriculum. With over 700 schools around the world we have the input and support of hundreds of blackbelts. Gracie Barra is always refining and improving our program. As a result, at Gracie Barra Centennial you get the best in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaching today and the teaching of the future. You can check out our programs HERE.

Gracie Barra Centennial Instructors

5. Superior Instructors. At Gracie Barra Centennial we have world class instructors with years of training and coaching experience. Each instructor has gone through intensive training under the Gracie Barra ICP certification program. This ensures our students are given the best direction and are able to progress in a safe and healthy environment. 

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6. Beautiful Facilities. Located at 4181 E. County Line Rd in Centennial, Colorado you will find over 3300 sq. ft of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu facilities in Colorado. We have almost 2000 sq. Ft of Mats, men’s and women’s changing rooms. We have two beautiful showers great for professionals heading to work after a training. We have comfortable couches to watch your friends and children train. For kids, we have a library of books, games and homework tables. They can keep busy while their siblings and parents train. 

Jiu-jitsu friendships

7. Excellent Training Partners – Lifelong Friendships. Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu students are the pride of the school. Without good students its impossible to have a good school. Our students are like-minded individuals. They are always looking to better themselves in health and fitness and have found a good place in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They treat each other with the utmost respect. Jiu-Jitsu can be intimidating when sparring with another person. People are afraid of getting injured. At GB Centennial our students talk and learn what each other is looking to gain in the training session. This helps them become comfortable with each other and help prevent injuries in the session. This communication leads to strong friendships that can last a lifetime. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is pretty special. You can improve yourself and meet some great people along the way.

8. Jiu-Jitsu Changes Lives… Come on in and you’ll see why. If you are curious and would like to try a free class, call us anytime at 855-548-5488 email at robert@gbcentnnial.com or stop by. Jiu-jitsu changes lives and could change yours too. 

Week 15 Gracie Barra Training Curriculum

The Gracie Barra Training Curriculum is now on to week 15. 

In our GB1 class we learn more self defense with our guard transitioning to a triangle and how to work a proper technical lift. In the ground game we are back to the basics of passing guard from top position. We learn the over the leg pass and and a few option of the bull fight pass. We also learn some great techniques on how to pass the half guard. 

In our GB2 and 3 advanced classes our professors share their favorite leg grab takedowns. Come learn a great single leg to a submission and two advanced passes. Come check out our advanced classes so you can add these moves to your game. 

Our GBK program often follows our GB1 program as it does this week. We learn some sold guard positions. How to pass the guard and the half guard. Our Theme for the week is Inspiration. So at the end of each class we will have some inspiring talks :). 

Look forward to seeing you in class. 

Week 9 Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Curriculum

Week 9 training is awesome. We learn some great self-defense moves from standing, transitions to the guard, sacrifice throws and fun ground game techniques.

GB1 Fundamentals: Come learn to duck a hook punch and transition to a throw and takedown. Work on the art of the Pendulum sweep and perfect the armbar. You definitely will not want to miss how to take the back from closed guard or how to do a solid triangle. This week is going to be fun. You do not want to miss it. 

GBK: Our kids will learn how to protect themselves by using distance with a safe stance, arms and legs. It will be cool to see them practice the open guard and keep their opponents away with the legs. The more advanced kids will work on cross color chokes, kimura’s and triangles. Watch your kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu improve this week. 

GB2-3 Advanced: Come this week to see our Professors share their favorite sacrifice throws, transitions to the guard ans setups for solid submissions. Each week in the advanced class there are always some new trends to learn. 

Gracie Barra Week 6 Fundamentals: Headlock and Back & Turtle Bottom

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Curriculum allows for students starting Jiu-Jitsu for the first time and even the experienced competitor to learn and refine the basics. Each week we go through a series of  new techniques all layered together by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and may of his black belts. 

This week we are learning some very important headlock escapes. A great aspect of our program is the practical use of self-defense techniques we learn. These escapes are great for jiu-jitsu competition as well as on the streets in a confrontation. In addition to the headlock escapes we learn a very important guard – Turtle. The turtle is a good way to protect yourself while transitioning back to a full guard or top dominant position. Drop in one day this week for a free class an you can begin to learn for yourself. Call us 855-548-5488 or by email at robert@gbcentennial.com

Week 3 Gracie Barra Training Curriculum

Come learn the single leg takedown and double leg this week at GB Centennial

The fundamentals continue at Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu. Serving the entire South Metro Denver Area, our Black Belt Professors can help you improve your game. Gracie Barra is the prime place to learn Denver Jiu-Jitsu.

This week we are escaping the mount and side mount with our self defense. When we get to the ground game we are honing our skills on breaking the guard from the knees and standing, learning the one arm under pass and the double arm under pass. 

In the advanced program we show many options for takedowns including the single leg takedown and the double leg takedown. This is will help all our competitors get the first points in competition. Our professors then share their favorite positions from top, passing guard and submissions.

In the Gracie Barra Kids program we learn how to break fall, use the guard and the technical lift. These are some of the most basic positions in Jiu-Jitsu as well as most important. For our Gracie Barra Kids competitor we are working on the single leg takedown. 

Week 16 Gracie Barra Training – Clinch & Holds and Mount & Knee on Belly

Have you ever wondered whats the best escape for a bear hug from the front or the back? If so, come to Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu this week and we will teach you. We focus on this in our GB 1 fundamentals class. You will also learn how to sweep somebody mounted on top and learn how to defend the Knee on Belly. 

In our advanced classes our professors share their keen insight to foot throws. They also will share some great submissions from mount and Knee on Belly.

In our kids program, our students will learn how to defend a choke from the back. We also teach them a great outside hook sweep takedown. When the game gets to the ground we teach them classic mount escapes. 

Every week will build on the fundamentals so make sure you get into class today. If you are looking to try jiu-jitsu for the first time, drop in for a free class. We would love to have you. 

Gracie Barra Centennial Free Jiu-Jitsu Anti-Bullying Program

Gracie Barra Centennial Free Jiu-Jitsu Anti-Bullying Seminar

Bullying is a real problem. It happens on the playground, in the classroom, in social situations, and across digital platforms more every day. Almost 65% of kids who are bullied do not report the instance. Approximately 90% of kids bullied online are also bullied offline. Kids today get no respite- no break- from the threat of bullying behaviors. Please come take advantage of one of our anti-bullying seminars in September and:

Learn how to recognize bullying
Learn how to stop and walk away
Learn how to standup to bullies
Learn how to protect yourself

Thursday Afternoons in September 5:10pm – 6:00pm 

Open to everyone in the Community, but space is limited. So, sign up today. Four dates available.  Get tickets on Eventbrite

www.gbcentennial.com      855-548-5488 

 

Kids Summer Camp – Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-JItsu

Our martial arts kids summer camps are open to everyone.

If you are in the Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Centennial, Parker, Englewood, Cherry Creek or any of the South Metro Denver area and looking for a Kids Summer Camp, Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu is the place for you. 

No prior martial arts experience is required! Our kids summer camp is led by a highly-qualified martial arts instructor with years of experience teaching children. There’s no one more qualified to give your child the best summer vacation of his or her life. Classes taught during our GBK Camp offer instruction in the following topics: • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu • Self-Defense • Bullying Prevention If you have a child between the ages of 5 and 14 years, then I urge you to get him or her involved in our GBK Camp this summer. Your child will gain confidence, discipline, respect for others, and learn life skills that will help shape him or her into a stronger adult.

How much does it cost? The cost to participate in our 5 day Kids Summer Camp is only $199. There is a discount available for our adult students who wish to register their kids or a family member in our camp. Current Gracie Barra students pay just $149! That’s less than $10 per hour at our Summer Camp. Family rates and referral discounts available. 3 Day Camp Also Available, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Prices Start at only $125 for Non GB Members and $99 for GB Members.

Monday June 25th Thru Friday June 19th, 9am – 12pm Daily.  and Monday July 23rd to July 27th

Our camp will:

• Increase your child’s self-confidence and self-esteem

• Improve your child’s focus and self-discipline, leading to better behavior and better grades

• Provide your child with the skills and self-confidence to stand up to bullies and to avoid peer

pressure

• Improve your child’s fitness level and athletic ability, while providing a constructive outlet for his or

her youthful energy

• Provide your child with valuable, tested, real self-defense skills

• Build life skills that will stay with your child

• Learn new skills and have a great time while making new friends

8:40 – Doors open

9:00am – Class starts

9:00-9:15am – Warm up

9:15-9:45am – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Technique & Drills

9:45-10:15am – Game

10:15-10:30am – Self Defense – Anti Bullying

10:30-11:00am – Snack Break

11:00-11:20am – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu history class

11:20-12pm – Game

12:00pm Closing • Parents should arrive by 12 Noon to pick up campers.

For tickets to June 25th week Click Here

For tickets to July 23rd week Click Here

To find out more about our GBK Camps, pick up the phone right now and call 855-548-5488! One of our associates will be happy to assist you.

Special Mothers Day Class At Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu

Are you ready to celebrate Mother’s Day?

Spring is finally here. The sun coming out… a little more often. Here in Colorado we still have possibility of snow. As most are aware it may be spring, but all four seasons show up over the course of a few days. But, more importantly than weather is the special day coming up to celebrate our Mothers. On Saturday May 12, at 9:00 am we are having a special family class dedicated to our Moms. This is a great opportunity to share some of the self-defense and Jiu-Jitsu techniques we have learned over the year. We will have some special snacks and refreshments to enjoy as well. We hope to see everyone there. 

For new families get tickets Here.