As many of you probably have noticed, I, my brother Patrick, and my father are all learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We are learning it because it is the most effective and efficient martial arts system in the world. It is also geared for a mindset that is congruent with the principles that a Christian should be using in a real fight. It has been proven effective, and it is the one that you can receive the most benefit from for the amount of time and effort invested in mastering it. (It also has a very ancient and fascinating history, ask me about it if you are curious. Here’s a hint: Beowulf used a form of it.)
We have been learning it from the instructional videos for over a year now, but we were absolutely ecstatic when they came out with Gracie University: the website that teaches you Gracie Jiu-Jitsu better than private classes! It is amazing. but what is even more amazing is that you can view the first lesson absolutely free! The Trap & Roll Escape is the most important technique in the Gracie Arsenal for someone who knows only one: it can save your life. So they have provided it to the world for free, secure in the knowledge that when you see their incomparable teaching skills, you will continue to learn (which is actually very cheap).
Read this quote from the Gracie Insider (sign up here) to find out how to avail yourself of this offer:
The technique covered in lesson number one of the Gracie Combatives® system is called the Trap and Roll Escape. It’s the first technique we teach all our students, online, on DVD or in person here at the Gracie Academy for one simple reason – this technique alone can save the student’s life, and as a result, we don’t want them to live another day without it.
In order to ensure that you, your friends, and your family don’t go one more day without learning this life saving technique, we’ve decided to make the first lesson of the Gracie Combatives system available to the world – absolutely free. For instant access to this life saving technique, simply follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to www.GracieUniversity.com and scroll down to “Free Lessons” on the home page, and click on Gracie Combatives Lesson 1.
Step 2: You will be asked to log in to your Gracie University student profile, and if you’re a new member, you will be asked to create a profile (it’s free and takes about 60 seconds).
Step 3: Watch Lesson 1, and learn all 3 variations of the Trap and Roll Escape!
Once you’ve learned the Trap and Roll Escape, and you’ve experienced the detailed yet easy-to-follow instruction that makes Gracie Combatives so powerful, we invite you to try the complete system. Depending on your preferred method of learning, you can add the remaining 35 lessons to your Gracie University lesson library for unlimited online viewing (simply visit the ‘Curriculum’ section), or you can purchase the complete Gracie Combatives DVD collection (please note that the online lessons and the DVD lessons are exactly the same). The best part is, as you climb through the curriculum on DVD or online, if you have a question regarding any of the techniques, you can post it in the Gracie University Technique Forum, and we’ll help you find an answer.
I hope that I will see you in the University!
With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser aka Sir Emeth Mimetes