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Adult Jiu Jitsu in Lafayette, CA

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been practiced in the Lafayette, CA, area for decades. If you are looking for a lifestyle change or looking for a way to be a better you, then you should venture into this form of martial arts. Here at Ralph Gracie Walnut Creek, we have classes for the whole family to start their BJJ journey.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Approach 


Here at our training center, the practice of martial arts, primarily Jiu-Jitsu, has been in our family since 1917, when it was first introduced while living in Brazil. Throughout the years, as the family grew and as this art was passed down from generation to generation, the methodology developed by the family became one that consisted of the following: 

  • self-defense

  • stand-up fighting

  • takedowns

  • ground fighting, also known as grappling

  • Jiu-Jitsu Philosophy

With these in place, our family has opened many schools and has passed down our teachings and art to countless people.  

What Is The Purpose Of Jiu-Jitsu?


The purpose is to bring back the original values of the practice of Jiu-Jitsu. We want the families and people within our community and within Lafayette, CA, to know that it is more than just a sport or more than just about competing. It is about unity, building a family that supports, and developing a lifestyle. We want our students to see that BJJ is a lifelong practice. 

Happily Serving The Lafayette, CA, Community

We proudly serve the Lafayette area of California as well as the surrounding area. Our office is located in Walnut Creek, CA. Both areas are a part of Contra Costa County, just outside San Francisco. 

Commonly Asked Questions


When it comes to starting a new regimen to train, there are always questions that many may have. Here are some of the common ones regarding Jiu-Jitsu. 

What Is Jiu-Jitsu? 


Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian form of martial arts that focuses on ground fighting and submission holds. It is not only about combat but about honor, perseverance, and respect. You can also get into great shape while taking our classes.

What Does Jiu-Jitsu Stand For? 


The literal translation means “gentle art”. It is a means of using non-violent maneuvers to subdue your opponent using angles, the principles of leverage, pressure, and timing, among other practices, to defeat your opponent. It is a great form of self-defense as well. 

Am I Too Old To Practice This Form Of Martial Arts? 


No! You are not too old to begin practicing the art of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). This form of martial arts is great for all ages, from little children to older adults. 

What Code Do You Follow? 


Here, we follow the 7-5-3 code, which was inspired by the “ Bushido Code,” or the samurai philosophy. Our 7-5-3 code represents spirit, body, and mind. 

Here is a breakdown of our code: 

  • Spirit (7) - Honesty, Loyalty, Honor, Courage, Rectitude, Respect, and Benevolence

  • Body (5) - Nutrition, Positivity, Rest, Exercise, and Hygiene

  • Mind (3) - Flow, Awareness, and Balance

Learning and living by this code can produce great benefits in your life. 

Contact Our Office


Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not only a form of exercise, but it is a way of life here in Lafayette, CA. Please contact our office for more information about our training center or our classes. You will be glad to learn that we serve in many of the surrounding communities, such as Morago and Lafayette.

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