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G.R.A.P.L.E.®
Gracie Resisting Attack Procedures for Law Enforcement To Top of PageNext

Developed exclusively for law enforcement and military personnel, G.R.A.P.L.E.® seminars are offered at the Gracie Academy twice a year. The seminar is designed to train students how to handle a situation that has escalated and could become a threat to your life. Participants who complete the course are certified as instructors, allowing them to share their skills with fellow officers.

Street tested and court defensible, G.R.A.P.L.E.® techniques are increasingly being included as part of the training curriculum for state, county and municipal police officers nationwide, as well as members of the US Special Forces, US Navy Seals, US Army Rangers, FBI, DEA, ATF, US Secret Service, US Customs and US Border Patrol.

Next Recertification seminar: July 31-August 1, l997.
Next Certification seminar: August 4-8, l997.
To enroll, contact the Academy at 310-782-2708.


RAPESAFE To Top of PageNext

Most self-defense courses for women do not address the most frightening aspect of an assault - what to do when the attacker has taken the woman to the ground. The Gracie Academy offers Beginner and Advanced RAPESAFE® classes that teach women how to handle an attacker who may be bigger and stronger during this frightening and critical phase of a sexual assault.

The Beginner RAPESAFE® course is an 8-week program and the cost is $175. The next scheduled free introductory class is June 2, 1997.

The Advanced RAPESAFE® course is ongoing and the cost is $20 per class or $60 per month.

To register for either the Beginner or Advanced RAPESAFE® courses, please contact the Gracie Academy at 310-782-2708.

Maxercise Sports/Fitness in Philadelphia, PA also offers Levels 1 and 2 RAPESAFE® courses taught by D.C. Maxwell, Certified RAPESAFE® Instructor. Call (215) 928-1374 for course times and dates.

Now you can give the gift of realistic, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use self-defense with the video release of RAPESAFE: Fundamentals. This life-saving instructional video was created exclusively for women by Rorion Gracie, the world's #1 self-defense expert. RAPESAFE: Fundamentals will give someone you care about the essential elements to escape from a sexual assault. Only $29.95 (Item #5553, Approx. 60 min.)

To order, call 1-800-237-8400, ext. 522.


The Gracie Academy Instructor Certification Program To Top of PageNext

The only instructor certification program in the United States endorsed by Helio Gracie is located at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA. Following is some basic information about the program:

Participants choose either a full year program or one of three part-time training schedules: 1 month continuous training 3 times per year; 2 weeks X 4 times per year; or 1 week X 6 times per year.

Training is 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, plus four 4 hours on Saturday.

Level 1 certification may take one year or longer of continuous training; part-time participants can expect to train several years before achieving certification.

Cost for training only is $600 per month for full time students; $750 per month for monthly part-time students; $250 per week for weekly part-time students. Participants are responsible for housing, transportation and other living expenses.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this program, please call The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy at 310-782-2708.


The Gracie Brothers l997 Seminar Schedule To Top of PageNext

DatesEvent ContactPlace
April 18-22
Caique
Maxercise
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(215) 928-1374
Philadelphia, PA
April 23-27
Caique
Tony Gioffre, Chapter Rep.
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(914) 696-3800 or (914) 747-1320
Westchester, NY
April 26-27
Rorion Seminars
Jim Hughes
RAPESAFE / G.R.A.P.L.E.**
(860) 233-3000
Hartford, CT
May 3-4
Royce Seminar
Brett Picotte
(417) 742-3142
Springfield, MO
May 31-June1
Royce Seminar
Larry Shealy & Nader Snober
(904) 744-6444
Jacksonville, FL
June 2-July 21
Rorion
RAPESAFE Classes
8 weeks - Monday nights
(310) 782-2708
Torrance, CA*
June 7-8
Royce Seminar
Craig Cramer
(216) 842-5800
Amherst, OH
June 14-15
Caique
Mike Griffin, Chapter Rep.
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(618) 377-2547
Bethalto, IL
June 21-22 Gracie Academy Tournament
Academy Students Only
(310) 782-2708
Torrance, CA*
July 11-13
Caique
Dave Gomez, Chapter Rep.
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(313) 285-1210
Detroit, MI
July 19-20
Royce Seminar
Tony Gioffre & Steve Kardian
(914) 696-3800 or (914) 747-1320
Thornwood, NY
July 26-27
Royce Seminar
Bruce Barkalow
(616) 652-2556
Grand Rapids, MI
July 31-August 1
Rorion
G.R.A.P.L.E.**
Recertification
(310) 782-2708
Torrance, CA*
August 1-6
Caique
Jeff Hudson, Chapter Rep.
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(614) 890-2340
Columbus, OH
August 4-8
Rorion
G.R.A.P.L.E.**
Certification
(310) 782-2708
Torrance, CA*
August 8-10
Caique
Dale Dean, Chapter Rep.
Training Assn. Members Only Classes
(513) 553-2768
Cincinnati, OH
August 23-24
Royce Seminar
Tom Lannoye
(630) 232-8826
St. Charles, IL
August 25-29
Helio, Rorion, Royce
Gracie Camp
Intermediated & Advanced
(310) 782-2708
Torrance, CA*
September 14-18
Helio, Rorion, Royce
Gracie Camp
Intermediated & Advanced
(310) 782-2708
Camp Canadensis
Poconos, PA
October 18-19 Training Association Tournament
(310) 782-2708
Redondo Beach, CA
* Held at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, CA.
** Law Enforcement Personnel Only.


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