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Gracie Master Cycle®

Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Adults

Try 10 Days of Gracie Master Cycle Classes!

“So fun it’s addicting!” Our amazing Adult Gracie Master Cycle® program in Damascus is now offering In-Person Classes! Learn street-ready self-defense, fast. Plus it’s so much fun!


Beyond Gracie Combatives

Beyond Gracie Combatives, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu consists of hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum called the Master Cycle.


The Master Cycle’s unique structure simplifies the journey to black belt by organizing all of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) into seven positional chapters (Mount, Side Mount, Guard, Half Guard, Back Mount, Leg Locks, Standing), each of which is studied for several months before moving on to the next chapter.

If you've achieved the rank of Gracie Combatives belt or higher in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and you would like to continue on the path to BJJ black belt in a safe, structured, and friendly learning environment, the Master Cycle is for you!

Class Structure

Every Master Cycle lesson begins with a review/warm-up period. During the review period, we encourage you to collaborate with your training partners and ask questions of the instructors.

Technical Instruction
After the review, the instructor will present 2-3 new techniques from the current chapter of study. Then, you will practice the techniques with a cooperative partner until the movements become natural.

Focus Sparring
At the end of class, you will have a chance to test your skills against a variety of training partners in a variety of controlled training exercises, such as: Rapid Mastery Drills, Focus Sparring Exercises, and Fight Simulation Drills. Safety is the primary concern during these sparring exercises, and any students who do not train in a safe and productive manner will not be allowed to participate.


Learn Online &

Around the World

There is a remarkable difference in the rate of progress between students who study in their off time and those who don’t. As an active member, you'll qualify for a free subscription to Gracie University Online, which gives you unlimited online video access to the Master Cycle curriculum. Take advantage of this powerful tool and take your technique to the next level!

You'll also qualify to train at any Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center around the world. Simply let them know that you’re a CTC family member, and you can participate in any class for free for up to 30 consecutive days!

Get Started Today with a


Most BJJ schools let you try 1 free class. We offer 10 calendar days of classes, a uniform to borrow, and a video library to practice with at home.

If you have a blue belt in BJJ, or at least a combatives belt in GJJ from a CTC or Gracie University, you are eligible to start with the Master Cycle program.

To get started with your 10-day free trial, email us at or give us a call at (301) 253-4726.



"Matt is a fantastic instructor for both kids and adults, experienced and not. And the people I've met in class have been great."

Steve / Student

"The Best School & Instructors in the area!"

Mike / Student


About Us

We teach self-defense and martial arts to adults, teens, and children from Damascus, Clarksburg, Ijamsville, Laytonsville, New Market, Mt Airy, Germantown, Urbana, and other parts of upper Montgomery and lower Frederick County, MD.


We will help you or child to learn to defend yourself, get fit, gain confidence, and have a blast. You’ll also join an amazingly supportive community of other students and families. Get started exploring our programs today!

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