About Gracie Jiu Jitsu Aurora
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora was founded in 2013 by Tony Debelak. GJJA is a Level 4 Certified Training Center — that is the highest level of certification accredited by Rener and Ryron at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters. Use this page to learn about Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora. Nearly eight years after opening the school, now Black Belt, Professor Tony’s Gracie Certified Training Center is the go-to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu location in the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado at large.
The doors of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Aurora first open in 2013 when, then Brown Belt, Tony Debelak wanted a safe environment to teach his children self defense through Jiu-Jitsu. The only problem was that all of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools in Colorado at that time were geared towards competition and had reputations for beating up on newcomers. So Tony sought after a solution and became Colorado's first Certified Gracie Instructor. Now, all these years later, Professor Tony continues to teach GJJ.
All instructors are law enforcement background checked and have completed the Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program. Each instructor is an extension of the Gracie family and a representative of Gracie University. Our certified instructors personify discipline, integrity, and honor. They are healthy in mind and body, and most importantly, they have a passion for empowering others.