This FREE intro to Gracie Bullyproof seminar will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 11:30am. Empower your children  with unshakable confidence!

What Makes Gracie Bullyproof Different?

We will teach your child to use verbal assertiveness to deter bullies and several non-violent self-defense techniques to stay safe if physically assaulted. Importantly, we don’t teach how to punch or kick, since this often does more harm than good. Instead, we use leverage-based control holds to neutralize threats without violence.

Increased Awareness

We teach your child to differentiate between harmless play and harmful harassment so they know precisely when and how to act in each circumstance.

Unshakable Confidence

We arm your child with the tools needed to overcome physical, verbal, and psychological harassment, so they are so confident in themselves that no bully will try to harass them.

Total Responsibility

We prepare your child to deal with bullies without turning them into one. We emphasize discipline, responsibility, and respect throughout the course, and teach five “Rules of Engagement” to ensure they never abuse their power.

Online Access

Every student at our school gets access to the Gracie University online video platform which provides you with detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you and your child to review techniques, or learn new techniques, from home!

Our Teaching Methodology

Teaching methodology used in the Gracie Bullyproof program is unlike anything else in the jiu-jitsu community. Not only are all the entry-level techniques presented in the form of “jiu-jitsu” games so that kids are highly enthused about learning them, but we use “push teaching” rather than “pull teaching.” When a child makes a mistake, we don’t focus on the error, instead, we emphasize the correctly executed aspects of the move. Through this carefully layered positive reinforcement, we help the kids reach their full potential without jeopardizing their love for the art.

Want to reserve your child’s spot at this Free seminar on Saturday, January 11th at 11:30am? Click here!

Bullyproof Program Special Offer

We’d like to extend a special offer to anyone in attendace who is interested in signing their child up for the program. Get your first month free and a free uniform if you sign up for classes at Gracie Santa Cruz.

This offer is only available to seminar attendees on the day of the seminar.

We offer multiple class times during the week and weekend and there is no monthly committment.

Also ask us about multiple child and family discounts.

*We strive to create a comfortable, no-pressure situation. If your childs tries the seminar and decide it is not for them or doesn’t work with your family’s schedule, we are simply happy you gave it a try!

Register for this Free Seminar

Date: Saturday, January 11th
Time: 11:30am – 1pm
Attire: Comfortable active attire, please remove all jewelry and watches

Fill out the form below to reserve your child’s spot. Feel free to ask us any questions or voice any concerns below, we’re here to help make your child’s first Jiu Jitsu experience safe, fun, and something they will want to do for a lifetime!

About Our School

At Gracie University, we assume that your attacker will always be larger and more athletic than you. Our students quickly learn that the only reliable way to succeed is to exhaust your attacker while conserving your own energy through the use of leverage-based techniques and natural body movements. In life, as in a fight, a student who learns to expend energy efficiently will achieve maximum results with minimal effort.


We always strive to ensure a non-competitive, ego-free environment so that you can enjoy the art of Jiu Jitsu free of injury or embarrassment.

Our Team


Steve Walker

Head Instructor

Adon Newman


Shell McNeil


Drew Gornal



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Our Classes

Gracie Combatitives

Tuesdays 5:30 pm
Thursdays 6:30 pm
Saturdays 10:45 am


Tuesdays 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 4:00 pm
Saturdays 12:45 am

Women Empowered

Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Saturdays 11:45 am

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Call us directly at (831) 332-9876.