The Gracie Barra Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the GB¹ Program – Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals, the GB² Program – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu, and the GB³ Program – Expert Jiu-Jitsu. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.
GB¹ - Fundamentals
The GB¹ Program teaches the basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimise your learning. At this stage of training, you will:
- Have a very good understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Barra self-defence system
- Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level
- Expect considerable weight loss and increase in flexibility
- Improve your sleep, energy and concentration
- Improve your self-confidence
GB² - Advanced Jiu Jitsu
While the GB¹ Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the GB² Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another. You will find the GB² Classes perfect for taking your Jiu-Jitsu to the next level.
GB² Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and most importantly, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
At this stage of training you will start:
- Shaping your Jiu-Jitsu game flow by working with the instructor on your favourite moves
- Developing transitions between Jiu-Jitsu techniques
- Experiencing further improvements in overall fitness level
- Seeing a massive change in your body due to muscle tone building
- Seeing yourself stronger and with better overall energy
- Possibly stepping up to participate in Jiu-Jitsu competitions
GB³ - Black Belt Program
The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.
The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s Jiu-Jitsu game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.
It is in the GB³ Program that most students truly grasp what they’ve been told since being White Belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs gain new meaning as their Jiu-Jitsu game flow is defined.
Gracie Barra students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.
Our programs are designed with each student’s personal achievement in mind. Your personal goals, such as fitness or self-defence, will be taken into account when you sign up. Our self-defence classes for men and women are a great way to practice real-world techniques while strengthening your mind and body. Gracie Barra students see improvement not only athletically, but also mentally as they incorporate the Gracie Barra’s proven principles into their lives.
YOUR FIRST CLASS AT GRACIE BARRA HUNTER VALLEY
We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before schedule, as the class will start on time. When lining up to begin training, you’ll notice the instructor has a precise plan for the class. This is standard. The class routine is always similar so you know exactly what to expect during each part of training; the techniques change, though! You will learn over 100 technique combinations over four months during the GB¹ Program so be ready for the journey! You’ll also find strong support from your peers. By the end of the class you’ll be physically tired but mentally exhilarated. Don’t get too exhausted, though. We hope to see you back the next day! Remember, you can train as much as you want.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great, so BOOK A FREE INTRO CLASS with us. Fill out our quick online form or give us a call on 0404 850 515.
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