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 2/2010

3rd Annual CGJJA Internal Tournament


It’s that time again! On May 22, 2010, we’ll be hosting our 3rd Annual CGJJA Internal Tournament. This year’s edition will feature Kids and Adults divisions.

All CGJJA affiliated schools invited!

T-shirts and medals to all competitors.
Fastest submission, tournament standout & most technical match Awards. Stripe & belt Promotions.

Children (Ages 5-14)
Beginners (3 - 6 months)
Intermediate (7 - 14 months)
Advanced (15 + months)

Super Light (60 lbs & under)
Light (61 - 73 lbs)
Medium (74 - 86 lbs)
Medium Heavy (87 - 99 lbs)
Heavy (100 & Over)
*Absolute (no weight limit)

*Kids of all divisions may also enter the Absolute division.

Teens (15-17)
Beginners (3 - 6 months)
Intermediate (7 - 14 months)
Advanced (15 + months)

Weight classes to be determined by number of participants.

Adults (Ages 18-34 and 35-up)
Beginners (6 - 14 months)
Intermediate (15 - 23 months)
Advanced (2 + years)

Light (159 lbs & under)
Medium (160 - 179 lbs)
Medium Heavy (180 - 199 lbs)
Heavy (200 & above)


Kids Weigh Ins - 09:00AM
Kids Self Defense Demonstration - 10:00AM
Kids Competition - 10:30AM
Raffle - 12:30PM
Kids Awards & Promotions - 01:00PM
Teens/Adults Weigh Ins - 01:30PM
Teens/Adults Competition - 02:30PM
Adults Awards & Promotions - 05:00PM

Registration Fee: $35
Spectators: $5

Kids Competition Team Article on Brentwood Press


Stockton Affiliate Seminar Pictures


Thanks Association Representatives Ernest Melo and Chuck Walker for hosting the seminar. It was exciting to see the camaraderie among all the students as well as everyone’s progress on the mat. Now, make sure to work on all new moves!

Valentine's Bring-A-Date Class Pictures


It was great to see all of the couples having a great time while learning! Thanks all for coming!

Rodrigo Gracie Seminar


Professor Crosley’s cousin, Rodrigo Gracie, will be visiting the Academy for another one of his awesome seminars on March 13th @ 11:30 for 2 hours. Author of several Martial Arts books as well as an experienced competitor, Rodrigo has been teaching his favorite techniques in seminars all around the world for the past few years.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn the latest techniques in the grappling world and train with another member of the Gracie family. Please contact the front desk for details.
* The seminar is open for CGJJA students only.

Rumble In The Redwoods Kids Tournament Results


Congratulations to all who competed last weekend in Aptos, Ca. We are very pleased and proud to see our children display so much heart, technique and class on victory and defeat. Our 6 year olds have been dominating local tournaments for quite a while now, winning several tournaments in a row.
Some competitors had up to three matches each. Outstanding performance, considering many competed for the first time.

Here are the team results and photos:

Andrew Wagenaar (6) - 1st Place James Larena (7) - 2nd Place
Gabriel Guerrero (6) - 1st Place Logan McCord (7) - 2nd Place
Tucker Yeley (6) - 1st Place Harrison McCord (10) - 2nd place
Isaiah Garcia (10) - 1st Place Isabela Angus (11) - 2nd Place
Amanda Butterfield (10) - 1st Place Tiger Bortin (12) - 2nd Place
Evan Masters (11) - 1st Place  
Justin Hansz (12) - 1st Place  
Jeff Angus (13) - 1st place  

4 Years Since Carlson’s Passing


On February 1, 2006, the fight world lost Carlson Gracie. Hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois with kidney problems, his condition quickly developed into an irreversible and fatal general infection.
Carlson’s influence on Crosley’s training and fighting style is tremendous.
“I trained at uncle Carlson’s academy from 1991 to 1999, before coming to the US. I was lucky enough to be able to train and learn from a few different generations of the highest level BJJ Black Belts of that time. I was able to watch and learn some of the training philosophies that my uncle used to train his MMA students and adapt some to it to my own training experiences.”
Descanse em Paz, Tio. Saudades.

Among the numerous greats from the past, Carlson Gracie deserves special mention. Not only for his achievements in the ring, but also because he is one of the most striking characters in MMA or Jiu-Jitsu, the protagonist of countless epic bouts.

The master had a peculiar way of facing challenges and behaving. He had the uncanny ability to memorize words in the dictionary and play cards like few others could, loved both cockfighting and French music. Always gesticulating a lot, talking loudly, coming up with theories, nicknames and expressions used to this day, like the famous ‘Creonte’, an adjective denoting traitors.

He didn’t subscribe to ceremony. If you didn’t agree with some result from a Jiu-Jitsu tournament, you’d just invade the opposing team’s dojo. Sometimes he would just substitute the referee. In the ring, Carlson made history. Among his most significant battles was his win over Valdemar Santana – Valdemar overcame his uncle Helio in 1956 – a battle revisited several times thereafter. As a coach, he put together an army of champions of such caliber as Wallid Ismail, Amaury Bitetti, Murilo Bustamante, Zé Mário Sperry, Ricardo De La Riva and Ricardo Liborio, among many others. Check out this classic video of one of Carlson’s epic battles.