Kroyler Gracie has 10 years of experience as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under 8th degree Coral Belt Marcio Stambowsky, who received his Black Belt from the legendary Rolls Gracie. Kroyler's insight and detailed, structured approach to any aspect of Jiu-Jitsu has led to demand for his seminars throughout the world. A true dedicated student of the art, Kroyler constantly studies trends and developments in Jiu-Jitsu to provide the best possible Jiu-Jitsu experience for his students.
Kroyler's dedication to his Jiu-Jitsu students is complete. People aren't just students. They become Familia, and his students and visitors all attest to the welcoming and encouraging environment that Kroyler continuously builds both on and off the mats. No matter his students' ambitions, he is there to guide them and help them achieve their goals.
Kroyler was born in Brazil and grew up training Jiu-Jitsu at the family ranch with his grandfather Helio Gracie, one of the founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In his teens, he moved to Elkhart, Indiana and in 2019 he became a U.S. citizen. He currently lives in Elkhart with his wife Taylor, and their three canine companions (Sun, Matryoshka, and Atama).
"Kroyler is an exceptional teacher, one of the planet's best, amazing inside and outside of the mats."
- Marcio Stambowsky, 8th degree Coral Belt
"I've been training for almost 25 years and have trained with many of the top instructors in the world to include Rickson, Pedro Sauer, Saulo Riberio, the Migliarese Brothers, and many others. I recently met Kroyler Gracie and find him to fit in as one of the best teachers in the world."
- Rich Komar, 3rd degree Black Belt
"Kroyler is an incredible instructor who is deeply invested in the success of his students. His knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond ability to perform; he understands the details that make the techniques work (he's a Jiu-Jitsu encyclopedia). Kroyler is also an incredible person, and the members of the academy are welcoming (and also very technical)."
- Jay Mansfield, 4th degree Black Belt