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GRACIE JIU-JITSU PROGRAMS in Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Karate Academy/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk was the first school in the nation certified by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy to offer its proprietary self-defense programs. Today, Hampton Roads boasts four certified training centers - one each in Norfolk, Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. CTC Norfolk offers the following programs:
This is the introductory adult Gracie jiu-jitsu program designed to prepare a student to defend themselves in a street fight as quickly as possible.
THE MASTER CYCLE
The Master Cycle takes Gracie Combatives graduates the rest of the way to jiu-jitsu mastery.
Women Empowered is a specialized Gracie jiu-jitsu course tailored for defense against sexual assault.
This is the introductory Gracie jiu-jitsu program for children. First, Gracie Bullyproof teaches how to respond to physical aggression to give a child the confidence that only comes from knowing that the bully can't harm them. Then, the course teaches how to use words to verbally defuse the situation.
Junior Combatives is the children's version of the full adult curriculum. Graduates of the Junior Combatives program are eligible for selection to participate in the adult classes.
All students are automatically enrolled in the Gracie Certified Training Center Family Membership program. This enables access to Gracie University online lessons and attendance at any CTC in the world for up to one week at no cost.
GRACIE JIU-JITSU SEMINARS
Norfolk Karate Academy / Gracie Jiu Jitsu Norfolk hosts seminars conducted by the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy throughout the year. The content of the sessions varies based on our needs and the level of experience of the seminar participants. The cost for Norfolk Karate Academy / Gracie Jiu Jitsu Norfolk students and Gracie University students is $50-75 per session. Registration is on a first come-first served basis, so reserve your spot early!
GRACIE SURVIVAL TACTICS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION®
NORFOLK KARATE ACADEMY / GRACIE JIU-JITSU NORFOLK HOSTS THE COURSE ANNUALLY IN JULY.
The Gracie Survival Tactics® for Military and Law Enforcement (GST) Instructor Certification Course is the most influential Defensive Tactics Program of all time. GST focuses on weapon retention and uses leverage and technique over strength and size. The simple techniques are proven effective in the real world.
You must be an active Law Enforcement Officer (Police Officer, Federal Agent or Corrections Officer) or active duty military. Prior martial arts experience is not required to learn and apply. Student will gain confidence in closing with a suspect (arrest and control) as well as using restraint first and lethal force as a last option. A GST Certified Instructor has the benefit of having Rorion Gracie available to them, their students or organization, as an expert witness in excessive force law suits.
Overview of Gracie Survival Tactics® for Military and Law Enforcement (GST)
Training is 5 days, at 6 hours per day, for a total of 30 hours. Students will learn approximately 30 stand up and ground-fighting techniques and how to apply these techniques in the most common threat scenarios in the field, as well as teach these techniques to others. Visit www.gracieacademy.com for more info.
US$995.00 per Officer. Registration is first-come-first served.
Location of Training
Norfolk Karate Academy / Gracie Jiu-Jits Norfolk, 814A W. 45th Street, Norfolk, VA.
Contact Persons for Registration and Payment
Charlie Fernandez, Director MIL/LE Combatives/GST. Write to Charlie at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, 3515 Artesia Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90504. You may also call (817) 692-8303 or send email to GST@gracieacademy.com. For more information, go to www.GracieSurvivalTactics.com.
Why should you train at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake?
Norfolk Karate Academy has brought together a community of martial arts practitioners from all walks of life who share a passion for learning. There is something for everyone here, with classes for kids and adults at all levels and a self-defense program specifically for women. Whether you start as a complete beginner to martial arts as I did, or have many years of experience under your belt, you will find the atmosphere supportive yet challenging enough to keep you growing and improving. -- Gabriel Robinson
Everything they claim and more. If you are looking for practical martial arts instruction, look no further. -- Drew Stephenson
State of the art instruction, and no ego in this place; it feels like family. Very proud to call this my dojo. -- Ryan Mekkes
Address: 814A W. 45th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
BILL ODOM is a 7th degree black belt in tang soo do and purple belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu. He is an accomplished martial artist with 40 years experience as a practitioner and instructor. He traces his lineage to some of the most respected masters including James Roberts and Rorion Gracie