Self-confidence through self-defense training!
Intermediate/Advanced Class Sundays at 10:00 am, Thursdays at 7:00
These classes feature the original Gracie Humaita Academy curriculum in a rotating schedule. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a complete system of Self...
Application and development of Jiu Jitsu skills in various self-defense and competition scenarios and drills. Every class features take-dow...
Class develops real-time attributes in fundamental and foundational skills through positional drills and "live" training.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu (or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) incorporates defenses against punches, kicks and other attacks. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is know primarily as a “grappling” or "ground fighting" art and competitive sport due to its success in countless MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) events but Jiu Jitsu is a complete art and addresses a wide range of martial skills, from throws and takedowns to strikes and weapon defense.
The Gracie Jiu Jitsu philosophy is to neutralize a stronger person's advantage by taking them down to the ground. Using the ground to move your body will allow you to apply leverage and sound body mechanics to take yourself out of inferior positions or reverse or sweep your opponents on to their back and ultimately submit your opponent.
An old saying of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is “The ground is my ocean and I am the Shark….and most people do not even know how to swim”.
Take the time to get comfortable on the mats and enjoy this fun and healthy lifestyle while learning real tested and proven self-defense.
- An academy Jiu Jitsu gi (uniform with Gracie Humaita patches) is a requirement for training. Please purchase your uniform at our academy when enrolling for classes.
- To participate in any No Gi Submission Grappling classes you will need a grappling rashguard and fight shorts (available for purchase at our academy).
- Our Vale Tudo (MMA) program requires 12/14oz Boxing Gloves.
(available for purchase)
Walk-ins/Visitors by appointment only!
Private Lessons Available (contact for flexible schedule).
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors/Drop-ins with prior approval only. Please contact the academy if you plan on visiting our area.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu was developed in Brazil from traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu by the Gracie family. Known throughout the world for its grappling techniques this martial art uses sophisticated leverage and positioning to control and submit an opponent.
The first academy in the state of North Carolina recognized by the original Gracie Humaita Academy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Gracie Waynesville continues to teach in the Gracie Family tradition. A progressive curriculum and codified standards provides all student members with the skills and confidence for self-defense, competition or professional combatives.
We are Western North Carolina's source for authentic Black Belt instruction in authentic Gracie Jiu Jitsu by certified and trained instructors. Basulto Academy has been training people in self-defense tactics for over two decades. TEAM BAD is not just an acronym for Basulto Academy of Defense. It is also a philosophy of self-discipline in "BAD" situations and circumstances. It is a moniker for a group of people committed to a certain perspective on training and developing martial skills; a perpetual search for immersion in difficult and "BAD" training scenarios to hone the mind, sharpen skills and temper the body. Befriending fear and the uncomfortable is a prerequisite for understanding self-preservation.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our program, send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
218 Branner Ave, Basulto Academy of Defense, Waynesville, NC 28786, US
(828) 230-5056 Please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP!
Tue - Thur: 5:45pm - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 11:30pm