Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Madison

Fitness With A Purpose ...

"Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Madison, we offer new students a FREE 10-day trial that includes a loaner uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path of jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the loaner uniform that we provided to you).” - Coach Houston Cottrell.


In 1925 Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Academy in Brazil. In 1978 Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-jitsu to the United States and began teaching out of his garage. As the demand of people to learn increased, Rorion opened the first Gracie Academy in the US in 1989 in Torrance, CA.

As the state of Mississippi’s only Gracie Certified Training Center, Gracie Jiu-jitsu Madison offers its students access to the exact same techniques that are taught at the Academy Headquarters. What does this mean for students and parents? It means that students are taught the same techniques the way Grandmaster Helio Gracie established. Whether you train at Gracie Jiu-jitsu Madison or any other Certified Training Center around the world, the techniques taught and the manner in which they are taught will be the same. There is a clearly defined curriculum so that everyone knows what is expected and the founding principles of street effectiveness with energy and movement conservation are adhered to.

Gracie Jiu-jitsu Madison offers a clean, safe, friendly, and welcoming environment for all. We encourage everyone to come take advantage of our 10-day free trial.