Adult Classes | Our Gracie Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone

Lexington Jiu Jitsu bases all of its martial arts curriculum directly on the teachings of the Grandmaster Helio Gracie.  The adult classes are divided into two distinct programs, Beginner Fundamentals and Advanced Fundamentals. Our Academy is 100% Gracie Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense. We are teaching and learning to Fight for Self Protection!

Beginner Fundamentals

Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

 Lexington Jiu Jitsu offers its members a true fundamentals pathway. Throughout this course  the techniques are taught in the same manner and sequence first outlined by the Jiu Jitsu Grandmaster, Helio Gracie and passed on through Rickson Gracie to Professor Pedro Sauer. These martial arts techniques are taught in a very specific sequence with an eye for detail. You don’t have to be particularly athletic or strong to learn and apply the proper Jiu Jitsu techniques, but you will have to have a strong fundamental understanding of leverage.  Self defense is the heart and roots of Jiu Jitsu, BJJ is an art that allows a weaker and much less athletic opponent overcome a stronger, more aggressive and more athletic attacker through the scientific use of leverage.  The Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals program at Lexington Jiu Jitsu offers you the essential tools to learn basic positioning, safe positional control and proper submission techniques. We believe it is critical to understand these movements early on, before you develop habits that are much harder to break once improper muscle memory has set it.  After you have mastered the Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals you will be ready to move on to Lexington Jiu Jitsu’s Advanced program.

Advanced Fundamentals

Lexington Jiu Jitsu

Standing Guard Pass

Once you have mastered the Beginner Fundamentals of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, that is where the fun really begins.  Jiu Jitsu is often described as a game of chess, each Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique you will learn at Lexington Jiu Jitsu also has a counter technique to neutralize it.  Each of those BJJ counter techniques also have their own series of counter techniques and the learning goes on for the rest of your life.  That is why the mind set at Lexington Jiu Jitsu is so different and so important.  Jeb understands that Jiu Jitsu is a life long learning experience.  All of our Certified Instructors and Jiu Jitsu students take every precaution to keep injuries at a minimum, we focus on techniques, not ego.  Lexington Jiu Jitsu is a very technical school, that is the one thing that sets us apart from all of the other Lexington area martial arts and Jiu Jitsu schools.  Our main focus is on Jiu Jitsu technique and making sure that you, as a student of the martial arts, get the proper understanding of each technique in a safe and fun learning environment.  Our primary goal is to give you the ability to protect yourself in a street fight, but the secondary goal of our school is to turn you into a Jiu Jitsu technician!  Our head martial arts instructor Jeb Brown is constantly learning and refining his Jiu Jitsu and does everything in his power to pass these Black Belt Jiu Jitsu techniques (first refined by the Grandmaster Helio Gracie) down to you with the hopes that you too will continue to pass them on to the next generation.


Lexington Jiu Jitsu 35 Fundamental Lessons consist of  ‘4’ main areas

1. Defend the ‘Surprise Attack’ (Standing)

2. Ground grappling. (Ground)

3. Fight Range Defense System (Standing-fist fight defense)

4. Weapon Defense (gun, stick, knife)

ALL areas include Punch Block Defense & Defensive Striking

Areas of Study Explained

Defend the ‘Surprise Attack” is a Standing Self Protection Plan that addresses grips and strikes that are a surprise in nature. Our students learn wrist, elbow and shoulder joint locks, throws, chokes, soft point striking and more to keep themselves safe in a real world environment. As a Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner, we’d like to stay on our feet. Defending the Surprise Attack is crucial in doing that.

Ground Grappling is a huge portion of our curriculum because 95% of all attacks end up on the ground. At Lexington Jiu Jitsu, our students receive a complete Ground Self Protection Plan from day one via our 35 Lesson Fundamental curriculum. We become sharks in a world where no one else can swim!

Fight Range Defense System is a proprietary curriculum that consist of Gracie Jiu Jitsu standing fist fight defense that has existed forever. The difference is, we’ve organized the material to be taught in a safe, clear, concise way. Learning how to defend in fist fight range in a safe environment? YES! That’s exactly what we do. We spar in the Fight Ranges to bring real life attacks to life without inflicting physical trauma to our students. There are very few schools doing this today so don’t miss out on this special training opportunity.

Weapon Defense, gun stick & knife, are taught at all levels but we live by this moto: ‘If you’re not a high level grappler, how do you expect to defend against a weapon? Weapon defense is grappling no matter what you see on youtube or what somebody ‘shows’ you. Real life almost never includes an easy weapon takeaway. Learn to grapple first and weapon defense will take care of itself’ -Jeb Brown

Additional areas taught of study

Defensive Striking is used in all lesson! We use our hands, elbows, knees and legs to defend ourselves and to counter strike to makes our system a complete and effective Fighting Art for Self Defense. While we’re not teaching students to box or strike for competition we do use the same striking techniques in our Self Protection Plan. Join Lexington Jiu Jitsu’s Gracie Jiu Jitsu Program to learn how to fight defensively and how to survive ANY real life attack.

Sparring Class consist of (2) students using Jiu Jitsu against each other with resisitance. This is for all students 1 stripe white belt and up. Sparring (AKA: rolling) is allowed during Sparring classes ONLY. We offer many sparring classes per week so join us for one (or all) and be prepared to enjoy a great workout! Sparring is for Lexington Jiu Jitsu students ONLY.

Advanced Fundamentals is for the 1 stripe Blue Belt students and up. In this class we progress our Ground Grappling & Fight Range Self Protection Plan with more live striking and extensive drilling. This training is what sets us apart from all other schools. We do not believe there’s another school around that focus on the Fight Science of Self Defense like Lexington Jiu Jitsu students do. This is Gracie Jiu Jitsu at the Black Belt level! …and yes, YOU can earn a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt at Lexington Jiu Jitsu from a Gracie Black Belt. We look forward to you training in this class.