North County’s Premier Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts School

  • Safe Learning
  • Private Lessons
  • Video Lessons
  • Family Friendly
  • 10-Day Free Trial
  • Self-Defense First

North County’s Premier Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts School

  • Safe Learning
  • Private Lessons
  • Video Lessons
  • Family Friendly
  • 10-Day Free Trial
  • Self-Defense First


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Find out why so many people in North County San Diego turn to Gracie Jiu-JItsu Vista for their martial arts and self-defense training!

We offer beginner-to-advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for men, women, and children.

No experience necessary! Get started with our exclusive BJJ online offer. Learn from the best in the world!

Don’t Just Learn Jiu-Jitsu. Master it the Gracie Way!

Our Gracie Jiu-Jitsu® programs from empowering kids with Gracie Bullyproof®, beginners mastering fundamentals in Gracie Combatives®, to advanced techniques in Gracie Master Cycle®. Certified training, street-ready techniques, and a 10-day free trial await!

Gracie Bullyproof®

The Gracie Bullyproof® program empowers children aged 5-12 with confidence and non-violent self-defense techniques to deter bullies, gaining recognition from media outlets like CNN and Oprah. Emphasizing verbal assertiveness, the program teaches kids to differentiate between harmless play and harmful harassment, equipping them with defensive skills and a set of engagement rules, ensuring they can stand up to bullies without becoming one.

Gracie Combatives®

Gracie Combatives® is a beginner’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for 13+ years old and adults, teaching 36 essential techniques in a cooperative environment without competitive sparring. Originating for the U.S. Army, the program emphasizes safety, with successful completion leading to the Gracie Combatives Belt and progression to the Master Cycle program.

Master Cycle®

The Master Cycle® is an advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum organized into seven positional chapters, streamlining the journey to black belt. Each lesson includes a review/warm-up, technical instruction, and optional focus sparring in a safe and structured environment.

Real Stories, Real Transformations

Experience Jiu-Jitsu Through the Voices of Our Community

Tess VanDerWerf

Googlet Review

“If you are thinking about trying Jiu Jitsu, come to Gracie Jiu Jitsu Vista! They are so welcoming, gracious and have truly ignited a passion I wasn’t sure I had. I encourage any woman who is looking to learn a martial art for self defense or simply looking to gain confidence to start their journey here!”

Daniel Sandoval

Google Review

“I’m 26 and just signed up about a month ago and hands down one of the best things I have ever done for myself. My self confidence and knowledge for Jiu Jitsu has grown tremendously and I’m excited to go into every class…”

Megan Philpott

Google Review

“Gracie Vista has exceeded my expectations by far. The staff is friendly, motivating and organized! The facility is clean and classes are punctual. I’ve been able to retain each lesson so much more than other programs…”

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Children’s Martial Arts Program

🥋 We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies and have more humility and kindness to others through their martial arts lessons.

🥋 Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in! Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. You will find Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Vista in Vista have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class. I am sure you will be too!

🥋 No, not at all! We find that people start at varying fitness levels. But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Vista martial arts classes. Isn’t that the point though? A fun workout that gets results!

🥋 Bully Proof classes focus specifically on building confidence, self-esteem, and teaching children non-violent techniques to deter bullying. While traditional martial arts also instill these values, our Bullyproof program places an emphasis on scenarios children might face in school or in the playground, and how to handle them without resorting to violence. It’s about empowering the child with knowledge and skills to protect themselves emotionally and physically without becoming aggressive.

🥋 We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons. We love parents getting involved! And so do their kids. Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults. Your kids will love that you have something in common. It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’? Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee. They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

🥋 We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area. To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in the form .

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our Vista martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

🥋 Not at all. In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started. So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve! You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple. So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills! Come see for yourself!

🥋 Absolutely! Safety is our top priority at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Vista. All our instructors are trained to teach techniques in a controlled and safe environment. While Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, the emphasis in our children’s program is on control, discipline, and technique rather than aggressive sparring. We employ protective mats, and our instructors closely supervise all activities to ensure every child’s safety. Moreover, the techniques taught in the Bully Proof program are specifically designed to be defensive, allowing children to protect themselves without causing harm to others.

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