So you, okay, we ghosts walk that through you. So say someone is listening this. Like, I want to do Brazilian jiu-jitsu and they find there's a Gracie place just right down the street from my place. Just opened up here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they show up like, what is a typical class? Look like? What are they? What are they going to? Expect. Is it they're just going to be working on a move is their warm-ups and what it may question. Is that like
let me walk you through that. So, here's the thing. I have to start by saying that not all Gracie schools are created equally, right. So a lot of people have the perception that there's one Gracie organization. And that's it. No, we have ours, Gracie University, Gracie, University.com. And we have about a hundred and fifty certified locations. Where that we've personally my brother and I being at the helm here have personally certified. Those instructors to teach the curriculum, 100% the same as You are learning with me here in Torrance, California, and we've been able to maintain a quality standard at these schools that no other organization has been able to largely because of our use of the internet and Technology, We Have Eyes On The Ground everywhere and we can see the quality on a regular basis, and we have a truly remarkable kind of quality assurance system in place other, but in the Gracie family, there are over 50 members of the family who do Jiu Jitsu professionally, and each one of those might have five schools. One guy might have 20 schools, might have, I have 50 schools. And so they're all different. You see? So even in the Gracie family. It's like we're all growing the same fruit. So to speak with different variations in sport emphasis. But so it's like all these different trees in the same orchard, right? We're all pushing Jujitsu, but each one has their own tree and each tree has its own branches. So on our Branch tree, we have a hundred 50 branches all over the world that that I said, follow these exact same curriculums that we now most other organizations whether their Grace you are not the different schools in an Asian have know, how do I say curriculum? Structuring the teachings at the school? Meaning you might go to school one and it's different than School two. And two is different than three and four. And each of these individually owned martial arts. Schools are teaching something completely different than the next in these different organizations. And that was something that we figured out very early on how to maintain that quality. And that's a reason for our growth and why where you know, the leaders in the industry is because of that quality control. So if you go to a school you drive by and you see Gracie's Z don't just think that a, there's a Gracie there and be, even if they're associated with the Gracie, family member that the teachings in that school are in any way resemblance of what the master Gracie, you know, tree trunk would be teaching you if he were there in person, I should say. Now some schools do it, some organizations do it better than others. And by the way, this is in the Gracie family and outside the Gracie family just Jiu-Jitsu. There's a lot of different affiliations that are called and each one has their own way of trying to make. Chain some kind of order but it actually is a madhouse Oh, by and large, it's crazy. So what I say to people is this never just trust the name, never just trust. The name on the storefront at a martial arts school. Go to the school and don't discredit them because of a name and don't credit them because of the name, even if it says, Gracie go to the school, look at the school and make sure it's the right fit for you by watching several classes by looking around, seeing if the vibe, is right. So by and large, let the experience outweigh any name on any store front.
Not All Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Schools Are Created Equally
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