New to Jiu-Jitsu? Let Gracie Barra Online Help

Aug 18 / Blog Written by Dawn Korsen, a Gracie Barra Brown Belt

New to Jiu-Jitsu? Let Gracie Barra Online Help

When starting anything new, there are many feelings that may come up. Excitement, intrigue, nervousness, and sometimes fear are a few emotions that people can experience as they embark on a new path. Often the abundance of new information can seem overwhelming when a new learning path is taken. Doctors have to learn the industry lingo, as do teachers, technicians, and any other new profession or activity. Jiu-Jitsu is no exception to this. 
Gracie Barra’s goal is to make learning Jiu-Jitsu accessible for everyone. This includes helping you feel less overwhelmed when you’re first getting started. This is one of the things that makes Gracie Barra stand out. We provide students access to both the in-person and online learning experience.
In all our schools worldwide, instructors follow the same weekly curriculum schedule. No matter what school you attend across the globe, the same topic is being taught that week. At Gracie Barra Online, GB members are able to follow the same weekly topics taught at 900+ GB schools worldwide. GBO is the digital Jiu-Jitsu platform that allows you to study and master the same techniques taught at your GB academy. No matter where you are, you can continue your training and never miss a class. Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone. Anywhere.
Studying with Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and his team of professors will allow you to learn more quickly and efficiently than you ever have before. With GBO, you have constant access to tools you can use to improve your game and sharpen your skills. This doesn’t replace your in-class instruction, it enhances it. Think of it as attending a class lecture and then going up to study the skills learned by looking up additional information to help you solidify the information learned.
Every Sunday on our Instagram @graciebarraonline, we post the week of the curriculum we are heading into it. You can also head to every Sunday to get ahead of your training for the week. If you are the type of person who likes to prepare ahead of time, then you can. Conversely, if you like to follow-up after a class with something you didn’t fully understand, you have a pocket instructor available to help.
No matter where you are on your Jiu-Jitsu journey, GBO can help. But it becomes particularly helpful in those early in the the journey to accelerate your learning curve. GBO has 4 levels of access, including our Welcome Package, which we provide free when you join. This package includes videos to help you get familiar with all the nuances of getting started. There are videos explaining how to put on your uniform and tie your belt and videos that cover important safety techniques, such as basic concepts for takedowns and how to fall safely. The Welcome Package provides you with all of the tools to get started in your Jiu-Jitsu journey right at your fingertips. 
With the next level of membership, we have our “GB1 New Student Guide”, where you can access the full GB1 curriculum with complimentary PDF Handouts to help you stay on track and take notes. The resources attached to each weekly curriculum will help you see the full 16-week overview and understand how that 16 weeks is structured between Sport and Self-Defense Jiu-Jitsu. Use the downloadable worksheet to take notes before and after class. 
In addition, part of this level of membership is videos directly from our Founder. Master the GB1 Fundamentals from the Master himself. GB1 online includes 96 technique videos with Master Carlos Gracie Jr. The value of learning from the source is priceless. A product for any new person who wants to improve their game, accelerate their learning curve, and connect with the philosophies and teaching style of Master Carlos.
Upgrade your membership to our Monthly or Annual “All Access” to stream all our content anywhere you are on the go. Explore all of our curriculum levels from GB1 to GB3 in both Gi and No-Gi techniques. Strengthen your mind just as much as your body with Mindset videos from Professor Braulio Estima and others. 
We have both Gi and No-Gi options available to learn in our GB2 and GB3 curriculums. Our GB2 Gi Curriculum is taught by Professor Victor Estima. Professor Victor Estima is one of Gracie Barra's most accomplished competitors, having made his way to the podium multiple times in the Adult-Black Belt division at all the major competitions worldwide (learn about Professor Victor’s Journey). This curriculum has 96 technique videos for the 16-week cycle.
You can also learn from renowned Roberto "Tussa" Alencar, who will teach you his world-class No-Gi BJJ game adapted to the GB2 method. Roberto “Tussa” Alencar is one of the world's most renowned no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors! With these incredible 96 technique videos, Professor Roberto “Tussa” explains the details and strategies that make all the difference in his no-gi game.

Plus, a unique GB2 curriculum that is only focused on takedowns. Learn Directly From One Of The Greatest Jiu-Jitsu Takedown Specialists. With Henrique Machado as your guide, you will learn everything you need to master Takedowns in Jiu-Jitsu. This special GB2 Takedown includes 32 throwing techniques plus 16 drills with Henrique Machado. Three extra mini-courses about strategy, safety, and grips were taught by Professors Flávio Almeida & Kaliffa Oliveira. 

Everything that is offered is there to assist you in the way your want to learn. As a compliment to your in-person learning experience in the school, you can accelerate your learning curve, help you get through the early part of your journey, and build confidence while building your game.


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Blog Written by Dawn Korsen, a Gracie Barra Brown Belt