Welcome to Royce Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense

Proven Self Defense In a Safe and Friendly Practice Environment.

Always wanted to learn Martial Arts?  Get started today with Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu Self Defense, the original Mixed Martial Art (MMA). Try our program absolutely free for Two Weeks. We feel that this is the best way for us to introduce our school and allow you to experience all the benefits of martial arts first hand. Improved health, flexibility, cardio fitness, strength, stress relief and much more. Our program is great for all newcomers, no experience necessary. You will learn all you need to know to give you confidence and awareness to protect your self in a possible life threatening situation. Gracie Jiu Jitsu Self Defense not only emphasizes the use of technique, timing, leverage and the ability to adept to ever changing environment over the use of strength and athleticism, but also the development of moral values that allow us to live more fulfilled and productive lives. Don’t take our word for it. Just give us a try, if you are not completly satisfied, you can stop at any time. No questions asked. Just leave us your name and email and we will contact you shortly. If you any have additional questions or would like to set up your first trial lesson, give us a call at 860 233 3000.

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With AUTHENTIC and PROVEN INSTRUCTION, WE ARE THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF LEGENDARY ROYCE GRACIE APPROVED TRAINING IN CT. Jim and Royce developed the New England Network of Academies to preserve and share The Authentic Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self Defense that was created by Royce’s Father Grandmaster Helio Gracie. We are here for you, ready to help you meet your goals:
We are dedicated to preserving the Authentic Way of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as it was taught to Royce by Helio Gracie.

Our goal is to deliver the best Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense instruction under the supervision of Royce Gracie. Gracie Jiu Jitsu incorporates, striking, throwing, grappling and self defense. With our exciting and dynamic way of training we will help you reach your fitness and health goals while teaching you proven and effective self defense in a fun and safe environment. Unlike other workouts available for adults, our program includes all primary aspects of physical conditioning – Strength Development, Cardiovascular Conditioning and Flexibility Training. Staying with your workout is made easy with our group class dynamic and Royce Gracie approved coach. Your coach will keep you highly motivated while leading you through step-by-step instructions that will keep you moving towards achieving your personal and fitness goals, as well as paving the way towards attaining your Black Belt.

“By now, you probably know about my father’s style of Jiu-Jitsu. If not, you can find a full description of my family’s history and martial art at roycegracie.tv. Right now though, you are on the website of my friend and student, Jim and his coaches, Paul, Doug, Joe, Rick and Katie. They are doing a great job sharing my father’s jiu jitsu all over the map in Connecticut and Mass. You might be wondering about how to get started in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. You begin the same way I did . . . just show up and then keep showing up and training. It is that simple. It’s a way of life for me and my family, its in my blood, I love it, and I am happy to share it with the help of Jim, his coaches and our students in CT, MA. I highly recommend that you go down to one of our schools in Connecticut or Massachusetts. Meet the crew and you will see what I am talking about. Connecticut is a great place to train, and I travel there as often as I can. Check out the expanding class schedule. I will look forward to seeing you on the mat next time I am in New England. If what you are doing anywhere in life makes sense, keep at it and dont give up. When things get harder they will eventually get easyier if you just stick with it! ” -Royce Gracie

“When I first considered starting jiujitsu, I remember being intimidated by the idea. I had wrestled in the past but I had almost no martial arts experience. Jiujitsu, from what I had seen from watching MMA, seemed to be violent and aggressive. I guess I was concerned that I would get beat up, hurt or embarrassed.Paul Bratslavsky was the first person I meet and, within a few minutes, all of those concerns were gone. We went over my experience and what I was looking to accomplish, then we went to work. The first few classes were a little uncomfortable and it took a while to get a feel for it but I was always encouraged.I innitionally just wanted to lose some weight and try something new but I grew to really love the sport. I did lose about 35 pounds but that is really just a byproduct of finding something that I really enjoy doing. Now, almost two years later, I often compete in tournaments and I feel confident that jiujitsu will be a part of my life for a long time to come. Paul’s encouragement, teaching style and skill are, without question, why I feel so strongly about the sport. I recommend Royce Gracie MMA to anyone who is interested in learning authentic jiujitsu in a safe, fun and ego free environment.” – M. Montgomery

“I’ve been training Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Boston ever since the school expanded here. Since that time my life has moved in a positive direction in more ways that one. I largely attribute this to my jiu jitsu training, partners, and instructors. I have found that Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu has refueled my innate willingness to learn and rejuvenated my competitive spirit. Most importantly Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu has genuinely enhanced my general well-being (albeit an occasional break from the old lady at home). I have found the instructors to provide a perfect balance of technical instruction, a competitive yet controlled environment, and personal motivation all in one. I have the utmost respect for my instructors and would recommend Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu to anyone looking to supplement their lifestyle with something special.”-Mike Zolla

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