What is GRACIE | BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ? A martial art created by Carlos and Helio Gracie – late 1920s in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jiu-Jitsu is known for its ground fighting submission-forward techniques – chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulation. Rooted in self defense the practitioner avoids reliance on physical strength and weapons. The aim of Jiu-Jitsu is to control and submit an adversary through the use of movement, leverage, and connection. In essence it teaches any person how to defend themselves regardless of their physical attributes, by technically manipulating force and power rather than confronting it.
For children practicing Jiu-Jitsu establishes a foundation in body awareness, confidence and self-defense. A Jiu-Jitsu class teaches children to think creatively, solve problems and focus their attention. Children build mobility, coordination and community in a disciplined, safe and fun environment.
Gracie North Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts academy, located in Yakima, Washington, specializing in Gracie | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, fighter training and movement. We offer classes for both children and adults and accommodate all levels of training.
Gracie North Jiu-Jitsu Academy was founded in 2017 by siblings Kauan Gracie, Kaulin Gracie Snyder and Kron Gracie Affiliated to KRON GRACIE JIU-JITSU ACADEMY in Los Angeles, CA & RICKSON GRACIE JIU-JITSU.
FACILITY | Mat Deck – 3200 sq ft professional uninterrupted mat deck | Boxing Area – Professional bag rack available for boxing and MMA training. Lounge – Comfortable waiting lounge with tv projector for parent viewing and wifi. Laundry Service | Showers | Changing Area | Body Work Room | Available for Rent – White Gi and towel
CREDO | The spirit of an academy must be maintained, regulated, and enforced by those who train there. The bonds of camaraderie at Gracie North require mutual respect, trust, and understanding. Please be a positive light. Do not abuse the knowledge learned from martial arts training. Practice respect and discipline, without it, martial arts can be dangerous.
BELT CULTURE | Our belts are given in martial arts tradition, individually awarded during class by an academy professor. Proficiency and skill come as a result of earnest, committed effort combined with an understanding and application of our techniques.
STUDENT ETIQUETTE + HYGIENE | If you arrive late, wait at the entry of the mat area until the Professor invites you to join. Please no coaching or distracting other students during class. When training and sparring, use your intuition, communicate with your partner, know when to rest. If you sustain an injury notify an instructor immediately. Practice good hygiene. Always report any minor injury, health, or skin condition. Please remove jewelry and keep fingernails short.
RULES | No food, drinks or electronics on mat deck. Shoes must be worn outside the mat deck area at all times. Gracie North has no tolerance for harassment and abuse.
Seminars & Training Camps – Join us in learning with an elite group of athletes and wellness ambassadors for seminars, specific training camps and events. Event pricing and details vary. Discount pricing for GN members. | Gatherings & Demonstrations – GN hosts quarterly gatherings to celebrate the season and our local community. GN Certifications – Belt promotions, seminars and competitions. | Therapeutic Bodywork – In house massage therapist Nicholas Garcia incorporates knowledge and techniques from multiple disciplines. Experience a unique approach to manual therapy, not only attending to your injuries but future proofing for your body. Combine the techniques of sports massage, Swedish, fascial release, trigger point, A.R.T. deep tissue, and cupping. Discount pricing for members. | Ice Bath – GN hosts a complimentary guided recovery ice bath weekly.
Founder – Creative Director | Kaulin Gracie Snyder
Academy Director | Kauan Gracie
Head Professor | Breno Bittencourt
Official Registration | Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation JJGF | International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federations IBJJF