Gracie Victor - Torrence, CA (Headquarters)

Victor CTC - Level 3 Training Center

Certified Training Centers (CTC)

In 1925, Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil. In 1978, Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, and in 1989 he established the first Gracie Academy on North American soil in Torrance, California. In 2012, after 26 years of extensive martial arts training, John Ingallina began training and teaching directly with the Gracie family and established the first certified training center (CTC) in Upstate New York. The center is totally focused on practical, simple, and effective self-defense. We welcome you to - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor.

Today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor is not only teaching the same techniques, but duplicating the principles and methodology as taught by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. We invite you to join us on the mat at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor to learn first hand what separates us from the rest!

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor, we offer specialized programs for the entire family: Gracie Bullyproof for children (8-14), Gracie Combatives for adults, and soon we’ll be offering the Master Cycle for advanced adults. We also teach a modern Junior Karate program for ages 3 & 4 (Tiny Tigers), ages 5-7 (Little Dragons), & 8-14 (Junior Karate).

For three generations, the Gracie family’s primary focus has been to teach jiu-jitsu in a way that is welcoming, safe, and easy for new students, especially those with no previous experience. Today, our patented teaching methods, unique programs, and welcoming introductory classes, allow anyone to experience the magic of martial arts without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.

While Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor is famous for the quality of its group classes, it has been proven that private training gives students maximum comprehension in the least amount of time. Private classes enable the instructor to teach the lessons in the order that will optimize learning and to adapt techniques to suit an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Each private lesson begins with a review of previously learned techniques, followed by the introduction of 2-3 new techniques. Once you fully understand the new techniques, the instructor will show you how to combine them with previously learned techniques in a series of Reflex Development Drills. This process continues until you have mastered all the techniques in the module. Private classes offer maximum flexibility with daytime, evenings, weekdays, and weekends training opportunities. If it's convenient for you, it works for us!
The worldwide demand for Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction continues to grow at a phenomenal rate – without regulation. As a result, many jiu-jitsu practitioners with widely varying skill levels have opened schools to capitalize on this demand. At best, these self-proclaimed instructors are competent sport jiu-jitsu practitioners. At worst, they are marginally skilled, lack depth of knowledge, or are simply poor instructors. To counter this disturbing trend, the Gracie Academy has launched Certified Training Centers such as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Victor aimed at perpetuating the techniques and principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in their purest form – as a method of self-defense.