Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston Achieves Exclusive Certification as the Only Gracie University Certified Training Center in Houston, TX city limits

Houston, TX – October 13, 2023 – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston proudly announces its prestigious certification as the sole Gracie University Certified Training Center in the vibrant city of Houston, Texas (inside city limits). This distinction solidifies the academy’s commitment to providing the highest standard of Gracie Jiu Jitsu instruction, maintaining the legacy of the legendary Gracie family.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston, under the expert guidance of owner/head instructor Jackson Fortunato and Rafael Castillo, has long been dedicated to teaching the authentic techniques and principles of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Their unwavering commitment to excellence in instruction and adherence to the Gracie family’s philosophies has earned them this distinguished recognition.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is widely recognized as one of the most effective and efficient self-defense systems in the world. Developed by the Gracie family, it has evolved into an art that empowers individuals with the ability to protect themselves while instilling the values of discipline, respect, and self-confidence.

Being certified as a Gracie University Certified Training Center is an honor that carries tremendous significance for both the academy and its students. This designation signifies that Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston meets the rigorous standards set by the Gracie family, ensuring that students are receiving authentic instruction directly rooted in the techniques developed by Grand Master Helio Gracie.

“Jackson Fortunato and our entire team at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston are immensely proud of this certification,” says owner and instructor Rafael Castillo. “We have always strived to maintain the highest level of authenticity in our teaching, and this recognition is a testament to our dedication to preserving the legacy of the Gracie family. We look forward to continuing to provide our students with top-quality Gracie University Jiu Jitsu instruction.”

The certification also comes with the added benefit of access to the Gracie University curriculum, which includes an extensive library of instructional videos and resources to help students refine their skills at their own pace.

As the only Gracie Certified Training Center in Houston, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston is positioned as the premier destination for those seeking to learn and master Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the city.

For those interested in starting their Gracie Jiu Jitsu journey or advancing their skills, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston welcomes new students of all levels. They offer a friendly and welcoming environment for all ages and experience levels, whether one’s goal is to improve self-defense abilities, increase fitness, or simply learn the art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

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About Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston, located in the heart of Houston, Texas, is the city’s only Gracie Certified Training Center. Led by owners and head instructors Jackson Fortunato and Rafael Castillo, the academy is committed to providing authentic Gracie University Jiu Jitsu instruction rooted in the principles and techniques developed by the legendary Gracie family. With a strong focus on self-defense, discipline, and personal growth, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston welcomes students of all ages and experience levels.

They offer 4 distinct training programs for all ages:

Gracie Comabtives®: In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ) in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment.

Gracie Bullyproof®: Every month in the United States, three million children miss school due to fear of bullies. In the Gracie Bullyproof program, our goal is to instill your child with unshakable confidence so they can overcome bullies without violence.

Gracie Master Cycle®: Beyond Gracie Combatives belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle.

Woman Empowered®: You will learn how to neutralize the 20 most common attacks ranging from having your hair grabbed to being pinned to the ground by a weapon-bearing assailant.

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Company Name: Gracie Jiu Jitsu Houston
Contact Person: Rafael Castillo – Owner/Instructor
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Phone: 832-317-0217
Country: United States