Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin, Florida.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin


In 1925, Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil. In 1978, Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, and in 1989 he established the first Gracie Academy on North American soil in Torrance, California. In 2003, Carlos Diaz started teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Destin Florida. In 2008, he started training and teaching directly with the Gracie family and established the first certified training center (CTC) in the Emerald Coast totally focused on practical, simple, and effective self-defense in Miramar Beach - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin.

Today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin is a Level 4 Gracie Academy Certified Training Center. This is the highest level of certification. We teach not only the same techniques, but duplicate the teaching principles and methodology as taught by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. We invite you to join us on the mat at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin to learn first hand what separates us from the rest!

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone! At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin, we offer specialized programs for the entire family: Gracie Bullyproof for children (separate classes for 5-7 and 8-13 years old), Women Empowered for ladies only, Gracie Combatives for beginner adults, and the Master Cycle for advanced adults. We also teach Thai Boxing for adults only. For three generations, the Gracie family’s primary focus has been to teach jiu-jitsu in a way that is welcoming, safe, and easy for new students, especially those with no previous experience. Today, our patented teaching methods, unique programs, and welcoming introductory classes, allow anyone to experience the magic of martial arts without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.

While Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Destin is famous for the quality of its group classes, it’s been proven that private training gives students maximum comprehension in the least amount of time. Private classes enable the instructor to teach the lessons in the order that will optimize learning and to adapt techniques to suit an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Each private lesson begins with a review of previously learned techniques, followed by the introduction of 2-3 new techniques. Once you fully understand the new techniques, the instructor will show you how to combine them with previously learned techniques in a series of Reflex Development Drills. This process continues until you have mastered all the techniques in the module. Private classes offer maximum flexibility with daytime, evenings, weekdays, and weekends training opportunities. If it's convenient for you, it works for us!