This FREE intro to Jiu-Jitsu seminar will be held on Saturday, January 11th at 9:00am. Try out Gracie Jiu Jitsu in a fun, non-competitive, safe and supportive environment!

What Makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Different?

The Gracie Combatives adult program is completely focused on teaching new students the fundamental techniques of Jiu-Jitsuin a safe and structured environment without the fear of embarrassment or injury.

No Experience Necessary

Our structured curriculum is designed so you can start in at any time with no experience in a non-competitive and supportive learning environment.

Online Access

Every student at our school gets access to the Gracie University online video platform so you can review any technique before or after class.

Body and mind

Jiu Jitsu is an excellent physical workout, promotes healthy lifestyle choices, and teaches you to stay cool under pressure.

Build Confidence

Learn to defend yourself against 99% of street fight attacks without relying on strength or speed. Learn to stand up for yourself verbally and physically.

Want to reserve your spot at this Free seminar on Saturday, January 11th at 9:00am? Click here!

What you’ll learn at the free seminar

During this seminar, you learn what to do if a larger, more aggressive opponent mounts on top of you in order to hold you down, choke you, or strike you in the face (affectionately referred to in MMA as ground-and-pound).

We will show you how to utilize leverage and positioning to stay safe from strikes and escape to a dominant position.

Once you have escaped from this dangerous postion, you will learn how to control your opponent, neutralizing their attacks, and apply a finishing submission or escape safely.

Register for this Free Seminar

Date: Saturday, January 11th
Time: 9am – 11am
Attire: Comfortable workout attire, please remove all jewelry

Fill out the form below to reserve your spot. Feel free to ask us any questions or voice any concerns below, we’re here to help make your first Jiu Jitsu experience safe, fun, and something you’ll 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

Private Lessons

Contact us using the form below or
Call us directly at (831) 332-9876.

Combatives Program Special Offer

We’d like to extend a special offer to anyone in attendace who is interested in training with us. 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.

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