GRACIE JIU-JITSU is a way of life.

GRACIE JIU-JITSU Phoenix is the only Gracie University Certified Training Center in Phoenix. Our mission is to provide the highest level of self-defense instruction in a positive, healthy, and safe environment. Our instructors are dedicated to providing each of our students with the best possible instruction and support. We strive to ensure that each of our students receive the best self-defense instruction and experience available, in group or private lessons.


Adam Ideson
Adam IdesonHead Instructor
Adam Ideson has been practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2010. Adam has dedicated himself to the study of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and sharing this art and lifestyle with others. Adam graduated the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Instructor Certication program in 2013.
Justin Koester
Justin KoesterCertified Instructor
Justin Koester has been practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu since 2013 and graduated from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Instructor Certification Program in July 2015. Justin enjoys the self-defense base of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and instructs in the Bullyproof and Gracie Combatives programs.
Emily Miret
Emily MiretCertified Instructor
The Gracie way hit home with Emily because of her past experiences with education as a tool to empower and overcome, the significance of empowering the weak or targeted, and the science that is a part of Jiu-Jitsu. She completed the instructor certification course in July 2018.
Kiara Howerzyl
Kiara HowerzylCertified Instructor
Kiara Howerzyl started training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. Kiara graduated from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Certification Program in January 2018. Kiara instructs in the Bullyproof, Combatives, and Women Empowered programs.
David Sandoval
David SandovalCertified Instructor
David began practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in 2013, when he found himself unable to just sit on the sideline and watch his son and daughter learn and have fun in the Bullyproof program. David instructs in the Bullyproof and Gracie Combatives programs.



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Our goal is to instill unshakable confidence in your child so they can overcome bullies without violence.

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You will learn the 36 core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment.

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Master Cycle

Hundreds of advanced techniques organized into a clearly defined, systematic curriculum.

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Women Empowered

Self-defense program for women that will teach you how to neutralize the 15 most common attacks.

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Private Lessons

Private classes enable the instructor to teach the lessons in the order that will optimize learning.

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Groups / Seminars

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“ The atmosphere is so welcoming even when you haven’t been there in a while. It always feels like family. The instructors are amazing and of course the content of what is being taught is absolutely the best! ”

K. Ann