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Griffin Jiu Jitsu Academy carries forward the tradition of leverage, technique and the solid principles of GRACIE JIU JITSU as taught to Master Pedro Sauer by Grandmaster Helio Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie.

In our family-friendly Jiu Jitsu academy, we strive to teach each class in a fun and effective manner. Wether it is Ray Griffin or one of our many instructors, our classes are taught with the approval and support of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association and its time honored curriculum.


From the carpet and floors of the Academia Gracie in Rio de Janero, Brazil to the mats of Griffin Jiu Jitsu Academy, we strive to hold on to the traditional GRACIE JIU JITSU techniques, lessons, philosophy and history…all while working to bring cutting edge teaching methods, relatable principles and street-ready self defense.

Curious what all this means and why it matters? Come try a free week and an introductory class, and see why Griffin Jiu Jitsu Academy is one of the premier GRACIE JIU JITSU schools in Utah!