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Master Cycle®
The Gracie Way to Blue to Black Belt. 

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600+ Techniques


Beyond blue belt, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organised into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle. The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organising all of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.


If you've achieved the rank of blue belt, and you would like to continue on the path to black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you! As a Level 2 Training Centre we currently teach up to the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Curriculum.


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Review/Warm Up


Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a 15-20 minute review/warm-up period during which you will review previous lessons or explore techniques you may have learned online through Gracie University.


During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.



Technical Instruction


After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of study.


Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.

Part 3


Focus Sparring


At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills.


Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate.


Sparring is 100% voluntary for Master Cycle students.

Free Online Access and Satellite Training Priviledges

Upon enrolling in the Master Cycle program at our Certified Training Centre, you will receive a free subscription to Through this interactive website, you will have access to detailed video instruction on every technique in the course enabling you to study the lessons on any computer or mobile device 24 hours a day!


Furthermore, all active students at a Certified Training Centre qualify to train at any other Gracie Certified Training Centre around the world. 

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14 Day Free Trial - Satisfaction Guaranteed


Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. We offer new students a 14-day risk-free trial that includes unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes.


We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path to jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny!


To take advantage of our 14-day free trial before spaces fill up, simply book your first class today!


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0161 667 1458