Origin Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a Level 4 Certified Training Centre under the Gracie University in Torrance, California. Based in Yorkshire in the North of England and located in Bradford, Origin holds the title of Highest Ranked CTC in the UK. Our Head Instructor, Josh Taylor, has trained Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for 9 years and is the only active Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in the UK and 1 of 2 Black Belts in Europe.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the pinnacle of Martial Arts and has been practised for almost a century. Grand Master Hélio Gracie designed this instrumental martial art to give the smaller, weaker person a realistic chance to defend themselves against the stronger, more athletic opponent. Grand Master Hélio Gracie recognised that Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone and that everyone can make a difference in training it. Whether it be a personal change, a life-altering change or a change to the world. No matter how big or small that change may be, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu gives people the ability to be in control of their own destiny.
Origin Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers classes that cater to everybody. Whether you attend for Self-Defence, Life Skills, Technique or Enjoyment, we endeavour to assist in life-long achievement for all of our students. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu allows you to develop in body, mind and spirit and provides every student with an incomparable set of life skills applicable both on and off the mat.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is about technique, timing and thought. When rolling on the mats, we implement the technique, whilst taking our time and tactically thinking about the next move. It is all about mindset. A mindset that takes our students from competent to masterful. Taking the first step towards your Gracie Jiu-Jitsu journey is a step towards becoming masterful and to changing your life for the better.
Through the Gracie University, Origin Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is able to not only offer the linear Jiu-Jitsu instruction set by the Gracie Family, but is able to provide access to the online curriculum from the Gracie University Website, to be able to learn techniques from home as well as at class. This enables all of our students to progress effectively and earn their belt qualifications direct from the Gracie University in Torrance, California.
“Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life.”
We believe that training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can make a difference to your life. Every Origin Gracie Jiu-Jitsu student has proved this one way or another. Our Goal is to develop everyone to their full potential and to show that Jiu-Jitsu IS for everyone and everyone has the ability to become a powerful person.

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