Message from Master Royler Gracie

“What gets me into The Gracie San Diego Academy to this day is the fact that I can laugh with friends, tell jokes, exercise, and furthermore, the perception that I’m not losing my time, nor money. I know it’s doing me good, and it’s therefore easy to learn and repeat the techniques.”

The Latest from The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – San Diego

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego

Training at Gracie San Diego headquarters gives you full access to Gracie La Mesa and Gracie Del Mar as well. Come join us and enjoy the convenience of expert instructors… (Continue Reading)


HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENTS! Gracie Humaita HQ will be closed December 24th-25th and December 31st – January 1st 2014. However the Kids’ Classes will be off from the 24th of December through… (Continue Reading)

New Brown Belt

I would like to congratulate Tracy Leung on receiving her BROWN Belt On Friday, October 11, 2013.

New Brown Belt

I would like to congratulate Tracy Leung on receiving her BROWN Belt On Friday, October 11, 2013.

Closed This Saturday Oct 5, 2013

***ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS*** We will be closed this Saturday Oct 5, 2013 due to the IBJJF MASTERS/SENIORS World Tournament taking place Saturday and Sunday, We would like to wish our… (Continue Reading)

100 Years of Helio Gracie

On Oct 1, 2013 we will be celebrating Grand Master Helio Gracie 100 year Birthday, we will have a get together at our HQ school, Master Royler Gracie will be… (Continue Reading)

Closed Saturday 21, 2013!

The School will be closed this Saturday 21, 2013 for the PotLuck, please remember to join us at the beach, it will be a day of fun in the sun.

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Student of the Month
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Mark Arenzana

Mark is our June 2013 student of the month!  He improved so much since he started, he developed his body, he is more athletic.   Besides his improvements on the Jiu-jitsu technique he also improved his self-steam and self confidence.  He is an example what Jiu-Jitsu can do for us when we put our mind into.  So for all that we from Gracie Humaita San Diego are very proud of him! Keep working hard Mark!

Recent Promotions
New Brown Belt

I would like to congratulate Tracy Leung on receiving her BROWN Belt On Friday, October 11, 2013.


We would like to congratulate the three well deserved Belts Promotions! Mark Marcelo and Jamie Broberg promoted to Purple Belt! and Bobby Armijo promoted to Blue Belt! You guys are… (Continue Reading)

Kids Promotions!

I wanted to take some time to Congratulate ALL of the kids in our class for giving it all they have every time they show up an train.  There progress… (Continue Reading)

New Belts

We would like to congratulate the 2 new Blue belts that got promoted on Oct 30, 2012 Gill Tolentino, and Nathan Zook, both of these guys have made a big… (Continue Reading)


Benjamin “Red” Van Meter is a newly-minted brown belt!  Royler tied the new rank around his waist last night.  Super big congratulations on this achievement. Gracie Philadelphia instructor Brian Rago… (Continue Reading)

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blog


ATTENTION! Gracie San Diego HQ will be closed Thursday, November 28, 2013 for Thanksgiving. Training will resume on Friday the 29th! See you on the mat.

Jits Magazine

The new issue of Jits magazine has a great interview with Royler.  Vol. 4, which I don’t think is out quite yet but look for it soon! Favorite excerpt:… (Continue Reading)

Our Kids Rock

There is something that needs to be recognized and congratulated amongst the kids we are proud to call our students here at Gracie San Diego.  Time and time again, I… (Continue Reading)


We take cleanliness very seriously here at Gracie San Diego.  Every once in a while we like to remind everyone to check out the Dojo Etiquette on the wall near… (Continue Reading)

“Universal Student”

Check out the newest issue of GracieMag at the gym.  There is a beautiful article entitled “universal student” on page 22 of issue #175 that details some of the things… (Continue Reading)