Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults - Kroyler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu | Elkhart, IN

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system, martial art, and combat sport system that focuses on grappling with particular emphasis on ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was developed from Kodokan Judo fundamentals that were taught by a number of Japanese individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, Soshihiro Satake, and Isao Okano. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own defined combat sport through the innovations, practices, and adaptation of Judo through the Gracie Family.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution to take the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community) and live drilling play a major role in training and the practitioner's development. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often regarded is the most effective form of self-defense and the most efficient system of combat. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is considered a martial art, a sport, a method for promoting physical fitness and building character, and a way of life.

At Kroyler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu all the students are exposed to Kroyler Gracie's systemized and highly technical approach to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Kroyler Gracie prides himself in delivering world class instruction and ensuring that his students achieve the highest level of technical knowledge and ability. Kroyler takes a specific interest in each and everyone of his students and helps them achieve their particular goals, whatever they may be. Kroyler is under direct tutelage of Grand Master Marcio "Macarra" Stambowsky, a legendary practitioner and instructor! 

Grand Master Marcio "Macarra" Stambowsky and Kroyler Gracie

At Kroyler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu we provide a friendly training environment that allows for all of our students to flourish and to achieve their goals. Whatever may that goal be: self-defense, a hobby, competitive sport Jiu-Jitsu (GI or No-Gi), women empowerment, improved fitness, we are confident that we can help you achieve it. This is due to the fact that we have already helped a multitude of people achieve their personal goals and we are sure that we can help you achieve yours too!

Kroyler Gracie has systemized Jiu-Jitsu in such a way that regardless of previous experience you can learn and grow in your Jiu-Jitsu career. Often regarded as an encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu, Kroyler believes in making all of his students well-rounded and providing them with all the necessary tools to deal with any situation. 

Gi and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu, as well as a Judo classes are offered at Kroyler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, make sure to check out our full schedule!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu benefits:

  • The ability to protect yourself and those around you
  • Discipline and Sportsmanship
  • Mental fortitude
  • Self-Confidence
  • A highly systemized approach to Jiu-Jitsu 
  • World class instruction

Unlike other gyms, we are a 100% ego free, friendly, family training environment designed to help you learn in a fun, safe, injury-free way! But, just in case you are feeling a little unsure or nervous about learning Jiu Jitsu, we suggest bringing a friend along to share the enjoyment and check us out!

We are more than a great martial arts program… we are Familia!

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