Values & Culture


What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

At Gracie Cincinnati, we live out the answer to this question every day. We believe our mission is to develop within our students the confidence to go out into the world and achieve any goal they set for themselves.

Through exceptional Jiu-Jitsu training, we have created an environment where we share our vision of living a better life.

We believe that Jiu-Jitsu is more than just an unrivaled system of self-defense. Rather, Jiu-Jitsu is indeed a lifestyle that promotes physical fitness, healthy diet, and the development of an enduring personal character.

The techniques are simple and easy to learn, and with practice you will begin to apply the principles of leverage and timing, that allow a weaker person to successfully defend an assault from someone much larger and stronger.

Classes are instructed in a safe, friendly, and controlled environment which fosters fun, friendship, and respect. We are not a “fight” gym. We are a professional Jiu-Jitsu Academy dedicated to providing the best self-defense programs in the region. We treat our clients as extended family, so we take great care to provide the finest, safest training environment possible. Jiu-Jitsu as an art does require contact in order to become proficient and effective, but your safety is our top priority. We understand that many of us have families and professions to attend to. If you are prepared to work hard, you will reap the incredible, life-changing benefits.

The experience of Gracie Cincinnati does not end when you step off the mat. It becomes a part of you. We all know that life moves fast so why not choose to start living a better life today?