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Welcome to the Cesar Gracie Academy

Learn the art of Gracie Jiu-jitsu in a safe environment from Cesar Gracie and his staff of Black belt instructors.

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About Us

We are the premier jiu jitsu academy of Northern California. Founded in 1992 by Cesar Gracie, we were the first BJJ school in the Bay Area and have developed the very best jiu jitsu practitioners in the U.S. More importantly is what we can do for you and your family.


Learn From The Best

Black Belt Instructors

We build Champions and are here to get you to realize your goals. Whether you are looking to learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones, compete at the top level or just learn the wonderful art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, we are here to guide you through every step of your journey.

Competition Classes

If you are looking to compete and need help to achieve your goals we can give you the best instruction available. Our seasoned team of instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. We are the team that has produced World Champions in every aspect of the game. 

We are ready to help you next. 



Carlos Gracie opened the first Gracie Academy in 1925 in Brazil. 


A student of Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos refined the traditional techniques he learned under Maeda into a hybrid system we now know as Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. 


The fighting system became extremely popular in Brazil and later in the rest of the world as Gracie family members and their students migrated to different countries. The advent of the UFC had a huge impact on the popularity of the system as it showed the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-jitsu against larger opponents. 


Cesar Gracie became a legendary teacher of Gracie jiu-jitsu with his students enjoying success in the sport and combative arenas. 


The Cesar Gracie Academy is highly respected and world renowned for producing the best of the best. 


Get In Touch

150 Longbrook Way, Pleasant Hill CA        8650A Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood CA

‭ Pleasant Hill (925) 827-5455 | Brentwood (925) 420-3130

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