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The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu…a way of life for everyone!


“If everyone knew Jiu-Jitsu the world would be a better place”  – GM Helio Gracie.

   The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is honored to carry on the legacy of Grand Master Helio Gracie who wanted to share with the world the empowering benefits of the art he created and that his family continues to spread. The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has received GM Helio Gracie’s philosophy, techniques and principles through his second oldest son Grand Master Relson Gracie, to whom The Basics GJJ is directly associated.

  Furthermore, after a strict evaluation, The Basics GJJ became Certified Training Center by the prestigious Gracie Academy, directed by Grand Master Rorion Gracie (GM Helio Gracie’s oldest son), responsible of introducing Jiu-Jitsu in the United States. In an intensive course, the teaching methodologies developed by the Gracie family throughout three generations were passed on to The Basic’s GJJ head instructor, Marco Moreno.         

  The Basics GJJ follows the tradition of excellence set by the Gracie family and is now proud to serve the Northern Virginia area. We invite everyone in the community, kids and adults (men and women of any age, size or physical condition) to join us not only to learn an amazing martial art but also to discover the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu way of life, a fun journey towards self-improvement and empowerment.