"THE WATER IS ALWAYS
PUREST AT THE SOURCE."
— GRAND MASTER RELSON GRACIE
Son of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Helio Gracie, Relson was the Brazilian National Champion for 22 consecutive years.
12 INSTRUCTORS + AN ORIGINAL GRAND MASTER.
With that said, if you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, why would you chose any other place to train than pure Hélio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu? The Academy of Self-Defense program = 100% Authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We have over 12 instructors who are passionate about jiu-jitsu and teaching others the art.
We are the only Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Cleveland to study under a Grandmaster red belt—a belt reserved only for the Gracie Family. Grandmaster Relson Gracie is the son of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder, Hélio Gracie.
Doug is a black belt under Relson Gracie. Doug began jiu-jitsu training in 2007 at Relson Gracie Cleveland. He is an active competitor in International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation sanctioned tournaments.