WELCOME

I’m Ryan Rich, a 1st degree Charles Gracie black belt and Professor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with more than 15 years of grappling training. This is my academy, I’ll be your instructor, and whether you’re looking for family fun, self-defense, or a creative way to stay fit – you’ve found the right place. Granite bay jiu-jitsu is a certified Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association Academy under 7th degree black belt, Master Charles Gracie. Professor Ryan and granite bay jiu-jitsu are also certified by Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), Master Rickson Gracie’s JJGF (Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation), and Master Robson Gracie’s FJJRio(Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro). It offers authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from the source to Granite Bay, Folsom, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, and surrounding areas.

GRACIE JIU-JITSU

GJJ/BJJ is a proven, world-renowned martial art for both sport and self-defense. Unlike other martial arts, the BJJ self-defense methodology focuses on how to defeat a more athletic, bigger, stronger opponent utilizing leverage, timing, and natural body movements.

In each class, students train with other students using varying levels of resistance, which makes for a great dynamic workout that’s never the same twice. Children and adults learn life skills and get the exercise they need from BJJ while having fun in a clean, safe, family-friendly, and health-minded fitness environment.

RYAN RICH

Ryan Rich has over 25 years of experience in martial arts, and is a Charles Gracie first-degree black belt and professor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with more than 15 years of grappling training. He is the only coach in the area with long-term university teaching experience, having run the Sacramento State Jiu-Jitsu program for over five years. He has also taught collegiate seminars out of state.

In September 2020, he was hired as an expert consultant to the Sacramento and Los Angeles County police departments, advising them about alternative holds to “carotid restraint” (now prohibited following the death of George Floyd), and filming a series of training videos for California police officers.

OUR CURRICULUM

Our curriculum was developed by one of the oldest and most respected organizations in BJJ – the Charles Gracie Association, with which all our coaching staff associates, and have even implemented the cutting-edge curriculums developed by John Danaher and Rickson Gracie. We also have a kid-teaching methodology developed in partnership with Christine S. Zelnik, M.A., CCC-SLP, a boutique, pediatric speech-language pathologist in Granite Bay and one of our academy’s coaches. We employ evidence-based training modalities with regard to all our work with children, including significant experience helping children with severe behavioral issues. Professor Ryan also has lifelong experience working with individuals with special needs, and he is CPR certified.

We are the only academy with a non-profit organization that grants scholarships to at-risk youth for absolutely nothing – their training and uniform costs are all 100% covered by our non-profit.

OUR TEAM

Besides Professor Ryan, granite bay jiu-jitsu also has on-staff a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo black belt with over 15 years of teaching experience. We have almost 20 black belts between our Granite Bay and Sacramento locations, and several other upper-belts with years of teaching experience with both youth and adults.

All of our instructors and coaches are background-checked. We have been credentialed by and are vendored with every applicable charter school in both Sacramento and Placer Counties. Try a free week today!

WHAT WE OFFER:

In addition, granite bay jiu-jitsu offers:

  • access to all 25 Charles Gracie Association locations
  • new members receive a free uniform (a $150 value) when buying a 3-month membership
  • free online classes and instructionals through our nonprofit’s learning platform
  • children, teens, and adults gain new confidence in bully-proofing and self-defense
  • development of cardiovascular health, muscle, overall coordination, and weight loss
  • up to 6-days-per-week training with world-class instructors
  • focused, personal attention in small-group classes
  • no long-term contracts
  • street awareness fundamentals that focus on real-world scenarios
  • state-of-the-art mats and floating floor with 6-foot high wall pads for exceptional safety
  • gym disinfected 3x per day to insure we are the safest, cleanest facility possible
  • private and semi-private lessons available by appointment
  • excellent tournament track record at all ages and levels of competition
  • helpful, trustworthy community where you feel welcomed
  • judo, wrestling, and yoga
  • gi laundry and rental available

WELCOME

I’m Ryan Rich, a 1st degree Charles Gracie black belt and Professor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with more than 15 years of grappling training. This is my academy, I’ll be your instructor, and whether you’re looking for family fun, self-defense, or a creative way to stay fit – you’ve found the right place. Granite bay jiu-jitsu is a certified Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association Academy under 7th degree black belt, Master Charles Gracie. Professor Ryan and granite bay jiu-jitsu are also certified by Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), Master Rickson Gracie’s JJGF (Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation), and Master Robson Gracie’s FJJRio(Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro). It offers authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu from the source to Granite Bay, Folsom, Loomis, Rocklin, Roseville, Sacramento, and surrounding areas.

RYAN RICH

Ryan Rich has over 25 years of experience in martial arts, and is a Charles Gracie first-degree black belt and professor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with more than 15 years of grappling training. He is the only coach in the area with long-term university teaching experience, having run the Sacramento State Jiu-Jitsu program for over five years. He has also taught collegiate seminars out of state.

In September 2020, he was hired as an expert consultant to the Sacramento and Los Angeles County police departments, advising them about alternative holds to “carotid restraint” (now prohibited following the death of George Floyd), and filming a series of training videos for California police officers.

GRACIE JIU-JITSU

GJJ/BJJ is a proven, world-renowned martial art for both sport and self-defense. Unlike other martial arts, the BJJ self-defense methodology focuses on how to defeat a more athletic, bigger, stronger opponent utilizing leverage, timing, and natural body movements. In each class, students train with other students using varying levels of resistance, which makes for a great dynamic workout that’s never the same twice. Children and adults learn life skills and get the exercise they need from BJJ while having fun in a clean, safe, family-friendly, and health-minded fitness environment.

OUR TEAM

Besides Professor Ryan, granite bay jiu-jitsu also has on-staff a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo black belt with over 15 years of teaching experience. We have almost 20 black belts between our Granite Bay and Sacramento locations, and several other upper-belts with years of teaching experience with both youth and adults.

All of our instructors and coaches are background-checked. We have been credentialed by and are vendored with every applicable charter school in both Sacramento and Placer Counties. Try a free week today!

OUR CURRICULUM

Our curriculum was developed by one of the oldest and most respected organizations in BJJ – the Charles Gracie Association, with which all our coaching staff associates, and have even implemented the cutting-edge curriculums developed by John Danaher and Rickson Gracie. We also have a kid-teaching methodology developed in partnership with Christine S. Zelnik, M.A., CCC-SLP, a boutique, pediatric speech-language pathologist in Granite Bay and one of our academy’s coaches. We employ evidence-based training modalities with regard to all our work with children, including significant experience helping children with severe behavioral issues. Professor Ryan also has lifelong experience working with individuals with special needs, and he is CPR certified.

We are the only academy with a non-profit organization that grants scholarships to at-risk youth for absolutely nothing – their training and uniform costs are all 100% covered by our non-profit.

WHAT WE OFFER

In addition, granite bay jiu-jitsu offers:
  • access to all 25 Charles Gracie Association locations
  • new members receive a free uniform (a $150 value) when buying a 3-month membership
  • free online classes and instructionals through our nonprofit’s learning platform
  • children, teens, and adults gain new confidence in bully-proofing and self-defense
  • development of cardiovascular health, muscle, overall coordination, and weight loss
  • up to 6-days-per-week training with world-class instructors
  • focused, personal attention in small-group classes
  • no long-term contracts
  • street awareness fundamentals that focus on real-world scenarios
  • state-of-the-art mats and floating floor with 6-foot high wall pads for exceptional safety
  • gym disinfected 3x per day to insure we are the safest, cleanest facility possible
  • private and semi-private lessons available by appointment
  • excellent tournament track record at all ages and levels of competition
  • helpful, trustworthy community where you feel welcomed
  • judo, wrestling, and yoga
  • gi laundry and rental available
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SCHEDULE

6 am adult all levels (gi)
11:30 am adult all levels (gi)
4:30 pm youth (ages 4-6 gi)
5:15 pm youth (ages 7-9 gi)
6 pm youth (ages 10-15 gi)
7 pm adult judo & takedowns for bjj (gi)

10 am adult all levels (no gi)
4:30 pm youth (ages 4-6 gi)
5:15 pm youth (ages 7-9 gi)
6 pm youth (ages 10-15 no gi)
7 pm adult all levels (no gi

6 am adult all levels (gi)
11:30 am adult all levels (gi)
4:30 pm youth (ages 4-6 gi)
5:15 pm youth (ages 7-9 gi)
6 pm youth (ages 10-15 gi)
7 pm adult all levels (gi)

10 am adult all levels (no gi)
4:30 pm youth (ages 4-6 gi)
5:15 pm youth (ages 7-9 gi)
6 pm youth (ages 10-15 no gi)
7 pm adult all levels (no gi

6 am adult all levels (gi)
11:30 am adult all levels (gi)
4:30 pm youth (ages 4-6 gi)
5:15 pm youth (ages 7-9 gi)
6 pm youth advanced striking (INVITE-ONLY ages 10-15 gi)
7 pm adult open mat (gi)

7:30am adult open mat (LOCATION: BRUDDAS BJJ)

7:30 am adult open mat (gi)

MEET THE TEAM

meet our instructors

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Canyon Twer

 black belt

elite trainer & fitness expert

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Marc Kriegsman

2° black belt

auto expert & small business owner

Brandon Pressly

Brandon Pressly

2° black belt

PhD, MBA, gentleman & scholar

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Chris Kronkright

black belt

elite judo & wrestling practitioner

Christie Zelnik

Christie Zelnik

brown belt

speech therapist & auntie to Jack

Jason Mica

Jason Mica

purple belt

strength & conditioning guru

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