Central Connecticut's source for authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu


Not all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools are the same.  Some are very competition oriented.  Some involve wearing a gi, others are solely "no-gi".  Some train MMA fighters, while others focus exclusively on the self-defense aspect and don't include much sparring.  This is perfect, because every student has different needs.

At Gracie Farmington Valley, our program is a mix of self-defense and sport style sparring without a heavy emphasis on tournament competition.  However, we do spar and drill competitively in every single class.  In a system like jiu-jitsu where self-defense is important, sparring is critical.  Luckily, you can spar in jiu-jitsu in every class and not get hurt.  Safety is very important.  

We also train in both gi and no-gi grappling.