Jiu-Jitsu was developed as a system of self defense on the battlefields of ancient Japan. In 1914 Jiu-Jitsu Master Esai Maeda immigrated to Brazil and taught his art to Carlos and Helio Gracie.
Helio Gracie refined the art to match his small size and the two set out to prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in early MMA fights in Brazil. This samurai spirit made its way to America in the early 90’s through the Gracie Challenge and UFC.
Using submission holds, defensive positioning and leverage, Royce Gracie defeated all his opponents to become the first UFC champion. Since then Jiu-Jitsu has become the most popular martial art on the planet and is practiced by men, women, and children of all age-levels.
In the tradition of Helio Gracie and the Gracie Family, Team Curran provides the highest quality Jiu-Jitsu instruction available. Learn the techniques that allowed the Gracie family to dominate “no holds barred” matches for over forty years.
To ensure that our students get the best quality instruction, all Curran Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught by advanced instructors certified under Professor Jeff Curran and Master Pedro Sauer. In addition we bring in guest instructors that have included the likes of Pedro Sauer, Royler Gracie, Marcelo Garcia, and other top-level black belts from the U.S. and Brazil.
Team Curran is a is a proud member of the Pedro Sauer Jiu-Jitsu Association www.pedrosauer.com