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 Combatives 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!

Step 1: Learn the Techniques
We have divided the 36 Gracie Combatives techniques into 23 one-hour classes so that you can complete the course at your own pace. We designed each lesson so that you can start at any point in the course. As a result, you can complete the 23 lessons in any order. Upon enrolling, we will issue you a Gracie Combatives attendance card on which we will track your progress every step of the way.

Step 2: Develop Your Reflexes
Once you complete each of the 23 Gracie Combatives lessons twice, you will qualify to participate in the Reflex Development (RD) Classes where you will learn how to combine the 36 techniques to address the most common occurrences in a real fight.

Step 3: Earn Your Combatives Belt
Once you complete each of the Gracie Combatives lessons three times, complete at least 12 Reflex Development Classes and can perform the techniques in every sequence you are eligible to test for your Combatives Belt! We will administer a 25-minute test to assess your ability to execute the 36 essential techniques individually and in combination. If your performance meets Gracie Academy standards, you will qualify for promotion to Combatives belt and you will be allowed to attend our advanced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu program, the Master Cycle.


Step 4: Earn Your Combatives Belt
After you complete a minimum of 50 Master Cycle classes and satisfactorily improve your Jiui-Jitsu proficiency you will be eligible for promotion to Blue Belt.

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36 ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES 
Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of real fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, Gracie Combatives is the only course that is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques.

You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructors conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.

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10-DAY FREE TRIAL!
Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 10-day risk-free trial and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We're confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to self-defense mastery. If it's not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny. To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, simply come in, or contact us by phone or email, and we'll help you get started right away!

GRACIE COMBATIVES® 
TWMA in Manchester TN is one of the best Gracie Jiu-Jitsu schools in Tennessee.  TWMA specializes in teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective marital arts and self-defense systems. Gracie Combatives is our beginner Jiu-Jitsu program for adults. As the only Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in Tennessee authorized to teach Gracie GRACIE COMBATIVES®. We are committed to teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a realistic form of self-defense, just as if you were training at the Gracie Academy Headquarters in California.

In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program. Upon successful completion of the Gracie Combatives program you will awarded a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Combatives Belt and you will qualify for advancement to the Master Cycle program. Then you can work toward satisfying your Blue Belt requirements,


If you’re unsure about trying martial arts training for fear of injury, embarrassment, or any other reason, then the Gracie Combatives program is for you. 

FREE ONLINE ACCESS & SATELLITE TRAINING PRIVILEGES
Upon enrolling in the Gracie Combatives program at any Certified Training Center, you will receive a free subscription to GracieUniversity.com. Through this interactive website, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you to study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day! Furthermore, all active students at a Certified Training Center qualify to train at any other Gracie Certified Training Center around the world. Since the curriculum is the same at all Certified Training Centers, you will receive credit for every lesson on your Gracie Combatives attendance card when you return home.