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Master Cycle®

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blue belt and beyond

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Program in Aurora consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle®. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter. If you’ve achieved the rank of Combatives belt or higher, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you!


Why Continue into Master Cycle?

The answer to this question may be different from person to person. For some, the reason to stay is the pursuit of knowledge. For others it may be the community. There are many good reasons to pursue the Master Cycle path. It is often said that Jiu Jitsu is a marathon, not a sprint.

What to Expect From Master Cycle Classes

Technical Instruction

Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.

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