Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Ralph Gracie Opens MMA Gym

The buzz: Ralph Gracie—the legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) champion—was just in town for a 3-hour seminar during the launch of this new Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym. This being the only official Ralph Gracie-associated BJJ school here, it’s the ideal place to go to pick up some kick-ass skills.
The vibe: Located out in Turf City, students are able to focus their minds entirely on their martial art craft away from the din of the city (the only possible distraction being horses from the Gallop Stable nearby).
The goods: Currently, only BJJ classes, taught by professional BJJ instructors, are available. Training programs catering to different needs include the Beginner, Intermediate and No-Gi (Submission Grappling), as well as classes for kids and teens. It’s $280 per month for all levels with unlimited usage.
Why you’ll be back: Because you want to be the perfect fighting machine. With lessons conducted in a small-group setting, every detail of your performance is supervised and mistakes can be corrected immediately by the BJJ experts.
100 Turf Club Rd., House J & S, 6468-8978. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-9:30pm; Sat 11:30am-5:30pm.