Master Cycle® Is Our Advanced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® Program
First, A Note From Our Head Instructor:
Hi, my name is Jeff Greekas, owner and head instructor of Edmonton Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®. I want to take a moment to welcome you to our website and to say THANK YOU for considering our Adult Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® classes. I have been training and teaching martial arts in the Edmonton area for the last two decades and have met and seen so many different kinds of people come through our doors – from many different martial arts with different mindsets and ideas of self defense. The Master Cycle® is the next level of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® where the art comes to life more deeply through live sparring with Gi and No Gi training including Fight Simulation and Street Sparring drills. Our school focus is the safety of our training partners. Combatives® will prepare you for that. If you are a graduate of our Combatives® program this is the next level for you.
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 the rank of Blue 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! Scroll down to learn more about this groundbreaking advanced Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® program.
REVIEW / WARM-UP
Every Master Cycle® lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.
After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of study. Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.
At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills. Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate. Sparring is 100% voluntary for Master Cycle students.
All of our members receive free access to our online video curriculum. You can learn more about that at http://GracieUniversity.com
What are the benefits of Jiu Jitsu?
Why Should You Join?
Our school is dedicated to Jiu Jitsu and you’ll leave our classes feeling strong, proud, and excited to keep up with your training goals. We are passionate about what we teach and share important lessons around discipline, fitness and focus – while demonstrating healthy living and a passion for self-defense training. You won’t believe the confidence and self-esteem you’ll gain from just a few short weeks of training with us. Watch yourself THRIVE in our Jiu-Jitsu Program and find out more today.
- Interact in a positive and empowering environment
- Workout with peers the same age
- Improved flexibility, balance & strength
- Increase self esteem & body image
- Opportunity for stress release
- Motivating and challenging instructors