Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

Our Academy Is An Establishment For Self Improvement And Personal Excellence.

We are determined to meet all of our members' needs, first and foremost, in a constructive, disciplined, friendly and safe environment. We empower our members to reach their full potential and experience an overall improved healthy lifestyle and regimen, to help maintain an excellent quality of life.

Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

News For 10/2011

Rodrigo Gracie No Gi Seminar Pictures


Great day on the mat with Rodrigo, last Saturday. He showed us several choke set ups, such as guillotines and D'arce, escapes and more. Over 40 students showed up and everyone had a great time. If you didn't make it this time, you must be there next time he comes around. Don't forget to review, practice and begin incorporating the techniques into your game! Click on image to view photo album. Thanks all for coming!

2011 Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Open Results


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2011 Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Open
San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca.
October 15 & 16, 2011

Good showing by the team. We had many novice competitors this time and we were glad to see them jump in there. Very high technical level by all competitors, from the juvenile categories to the Black Belts. Congrats to all CGJJA students who stepped up. Be proud for exposing and challenging yourselves to reach higher grounds. Be sure that you have improved a lot during training camp for this event, even if you didn't win. We'll see you back on the mats this week, let's continue working, evolving and believing in your capacity to achieve more!

Final Team Results
Sam Espanola (Stockton) - White Belt Gold Medalist
Paco Ramirez - Blue Belt Gold Medalist
Jeff Maurer - Purple Belt Silver Medalist
Jamal Mahmoud - Juvenile White Belt Bronze Medalist
Ernest Melo (Stockton) - Open Weight Class Brown Belt Bronze Medalist
Remaining participants - Jacob Hernandez, Francisco Torres, Ryan Yarrish, Rick Hoffman, Joshua Pierce, Aaron Cline, Ben Shaw and Tim Freeman. Congrats all for stepping up!! Now, back to the drawing board.

Rodrigo's Seminar Early Reg. Rate Extended!


We have extended the early registration rate of $55 until this coming Saturday, October 15!! Don't miss it this opportunity! Rodrigo just returned from a series of Seminars in Australia and is looking foward to visiting us. Let's get a full house!!!
Rocklin and Stockton Affiliated Students may register online here.
See you all on the 22nd!
Photos from Rodrigo's previous seminars.

NEW Women's Jiu-Jitsu Program W/ Stephanie Gracie!


WHAT: New Women-Only Jiu-Jitsu Program 15 & over.
WHEN: Saturday, November 05, 2011 (every Saturday after that)
WHERE: Crosley Gracie Academy
HOW MUCH: $79/month (discounts for current Muay Thai Students).

Pre Register BEFORE 11/01/11 and get the uniform FREE ($129 value)

We'll be offering a FREE TRIAL that day to anyone interested. 
Must call to make an appointment. 
(925) 634-6958
Mentally work under pressure
Remain calm and conserve energy
Capitalize and create an escape plan


INSTRUCTOR: Stephanie Gracie (2004 Pan American Gold Medalist)

PROGRAM DETAILS: The goal of this program is to teach women more than just the most efficient Self-Defense system around. With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you'll learn to develop awareness in all aspects of your life. Being able to identify a situation before it becomes physical is the first and most important line of defense. 

We have techniques and strategies for all stages of a sexual assault attempt: 
- Being Identified
- Being approached and subdued
- Being controlled on the ground

The techniques are very easy to learn and rely on strategic grips, body positioning and proper timing. Anyone can learn it. A regular class consists of warm up, stretching, standing and ground drills alone and with partners, controlled resistance training (optional).

With over 15 years of experience in different martial arts and combat sports such as, Boxing, Shotokan Karate, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Intructor Stephanie can provide a training environment that allows anyone to improve at any rate within their own goals. 

“I’m dedicated to helping women empower themselves to believe that they can indeed defend themselves against any attacker, heighten their fitness level & improve their overall confidence and lifestyle simultaneously, and and while having a great time.”
- Stephanie Gracie 
*Muay Thai Students Upgrade Rate - $149/Month ($21/month savings).

ARTICLE: A Middle-Aged Woman's Perspective On Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

VIDEO: Eve Torres On "Why Women Won't Learn Self-Defense".

Columbus Holiday Weekend


 We'll be CLOSED Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. We will be open Saturday with normal schedule. Classes resume Tuesday, October 11th. Have a great Holiday weekend!!

Halloween Pizza Night!!