Designed to Enhance the Student Experience
Over the years, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has developed and adapted several teaching methods designed to enhance the students learning experience. On this page you will find a list of all these teaching methods and in some cases a link to a more detailed explanation of it.
The Gracie Barra Attendance Cards
Each Gracie Barra student must have an attendance card stored at his or her home school. The card must be used when student comes for class and is a great tool for the instructor to evaluate attendance and eligibility for promotion. For more information about the GB Attendance Cards click here.
The Gracie Barra Belt System
The Gracie Barra Belt System and the Philosophy of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. on students promotion are one of the corner stones of the learning experience at our schools. To learn more about it Click here.
The Gracie Barra Warm Up and Cool Down
A common set of exercises that are easy to learn and help prevent injuries have been combined in a short warm up that help students get set for other parts of the class. In the other hand, a common set of exercises combined to help students transition from a high pace training session into a more calm state of mind before the class ends is called Cool Down.To learn more about the GB Warm Up and Cool Down Click Here.
Messages delivered by the instructor during the class that are not related to the techniques are a very important part of the students experience. Each instructor must plan ahead to talk about important subjects related to the Gracie Barra and Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. For more information about this important teaching method, click here
Gracie Barra instructors must seek consistency not only on the technique being taught, but also how the technique is delivered. To help accomplish this, the GB Demonstration Script provides a framework upon each instructors can develop their teaching styles. To learn more about this important teaching method click here
Line Up Method
One of the most important differentiating factors of the Gracie Barra teaching methods from other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school is the structure and organization. This goes to many different elements of the GB systems but is also reflected on the way space is used before, during and after class. The Line up method is one of the best ways to instill a sense of order and structure on every class you teach. To learn more about this, click here.
The training methods used for the practice of Jiu-Jitsu are an essential part of the students learning experience at Gracie Barra. To ensure challenging and yet safe training session, this session offers several guidelines and useful tips on how to run this part of the class. To learn more about this, click here
Pair Up Method
Pairing up students is an art and says a lot about the culture of our schools and can make a difference between a great or a bad experience. Instructors must constantly strive to develop great training partners and pair up students the best way possible to enhance safety and the overall training experience of the group. To learn more about this, click here
One of the best skills of great instructors is the ability to take control of a group class by giving attention to every individual student while keeping the team focused and challenged. In order to be able to control group behavior, many instructors rely on standard teaching commands that individuals can interpret and respond automatically. The teaching commands create class consistency and good flow between class elements. To learn more about this great method click here
To help instructors at schools all over the world teach in line with the Gracie Barra standards and methods, a list of teaching tools was created. Each item on the list has a purpose and can make a difference between a great class and an average class. To see the list click here
Defining ideas providing the philosophical foundation as well as historical background that determine the GB Methods. Concepts such as mission statement, code of conduct and GB history are a few examples of teaching concepts. To learn more about them, click here
Gracie Barra instructors must instruct via positive reinforcement and the Praise - Correct - Praise Method as a simple way to ensure this happens. To learn more about this click here.