Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the premier martial arts school of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is located in the east bay city of Brentwood, California. The primary focus of Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is to teach kids, women, and adults a grappling martial art known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The academy was opened by Cesar Gracie in the 1990s. It rose to prominence in the late 2000s based on the success of a close-knit group of Gracie students known as the "Skrap Pack": Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, and brothers Nick and Nate Diaz. All fought primarily in the Strikeforce promotion at that time and were some of its most popular stars.
Prior to Jake Shields' UFC signing in 2010, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu housed champions in three of five weight classes in the Strikeforce promotion. This success helped Cesar Gracie secure a position among the nominees for "Coach of the Year" at the Fighters Only 2010 World MMA Awards.
Today, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a place for everyone, from children and families learning self-defense to high-level Jiu-Jitsu competitors and MMA fighters. Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a pillar of the community helping the everyday person overcome violence and gain self-confidence.
“We build Champions and are here to get you to realize your goals. Whether you are looking to learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, compete at the top level, or just learn the wonderful art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, we are here to guide you through every step of your journey.” - Cesar Gracie