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Gracie Jiu Jitsu of Kentucky Programs

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At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Kentucky, we welcome you into our family of martial artists who care about the safety, well-being and advancement of every student, regardless of rank or position in life. We coined the term "Executive Jiu-Jitsu" for the sole reason that our target audience includes, in part, working professionals, families, and hobbyists who want to learn effective martial arts in a controlled and respectful environment.

You will quickly find that every student at our Academy embraces this team mindset, regardless of his or her reasons for training. Although our primary focus is Gracie Self-Defense, we do have some students who regularly compete in M.M.A and sport Jiu-Jitsu competitions. The blend of so many backgrounds and life experiences among our students creates a unique, one-of-a-kind atmosphere that is unique to our school.

Staying true to the teachings of Master Pedro Sauer and the Gracie family, class time is spent learning and refining the details associated with every aspect of a street encounter. This includes mental preparation strategies, self-defense techniques, closing the distance, takedowns, positional awareness, controlled sparring and submissions.

As chief instructor Scott Smith says, "repetition is the mother to all skill." Therefore, class time is used to repeatedly practice and drill material with the ultimate goal of making techniques second-nature, so that you can react swiftly and effectively in the event of a self-defense street encounter.

We personally work with every student to ensure he or she not only understands how to perform a technique, but, and just as important, why it works and when to use it all while having fun.

With time and continued practice, your endurance, efficiency and precision will improve; with technical prowess being the top priority.

As you progress in your training, opportunities for belt advancement will arise. Every promotion is earned through the successful completion of belt requirements established by the Gracie family. Eligibility is determined at the sole discretion of Master Pedro Sauer and chief instructor Scott Smith.

We welcome you to stop by and try out a class at your earliest convenience. Call or Email us today to start your journey.
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