After four (4) months of training, a typical student will qualify to move-up to the Advanced Program, in addition to continued study in the Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program. The sixteen (16) week Gracie Barra Advanced Program curriculum focuses exclusively on learning sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the Gi, and allows students to further their studies of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappling techniques.
In conjunction with ground techniques, students learn the major and most effective take-downs which enable them to transition from the feet to the ground. As mentioned earlier, the Gracie Barra Advanced Program is more than a series of isolated techniques - the curricula (Fundamental and Advanced Programs) includes a unique approach which allows students to understand the links, combinations, and transitions between and/or amongst techniques, thus improving their reaction time and refining their skills. During the Gracie Barra Advanced Program, students discover strengths and weaknesses of their technical mastery, and begin to create and internalize their own individualized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game.
Pre-Requisite Courses: Successful completion of the Fundamentals Program and three (3) stripe white belt.