We are back!

We are grateful for the support you have given to our beloved school during these crazy times.  We could have not made it without you!

We are happy to announce our new class schedule (effective Monday June 29, 2020).

What’s new? / Before you come to class

We have a new waiver that must be filled out for every student before getting back to the mat.

Kids

  • Arrive to class already dressed in your uniform

Adult students, you too, whenever you can – we understand it is not always possible

All Students

  • Enter and exit through the south entrance (double doors)
  • Leave your shoes outside
  • Immediately use the hand sanitizer by the entrance
  • As you enter, an instructor will check your temperature and give you directions of where to place yourself during class
  • All students will have the option of solo drill, drilling with a partner from home*, or limited partnerships within the class
  • Please limit bathroom visits to emergencies only. Parents, please talk to your children about this matter and the importance of washing their hands before an after using any restroom.
  • Wash your gi after every class (here for how to properly wash your gi)
  • Always follow proper hygiene etiquette (here for our CTC guidelines)

*Contact us for further questions.  Our contact info is at the bottom of every newsletter, and message we send, as well as in our website, and all our social media pages.

Classes will be 50-minutes long to allow us cleaning the mat and bathrooms between classes. Students, as always, we need your assistance to keep the place clean and tidy.

Due to the mere nature of the sport we practice, we have a high standard about all cleaning and disinfecting products we use at Teton Training Center since the first day we opened our school in May 2017.  If you ever want to see a list of the products we use, just ask for one.

Gracie Game Day postponed until further notice

We are open again, but Gracie Game Day is such a big deal, that social distancing during that exciting day would be hard and unfair to our kiddos.  We will send you the information for the makeup day with plenty of notice.

Meanwhile, you still must submit by Thursday 7/02 the tracking-sheet with your signature for the character traits seen during the school’s closure.  Remember, your kid(s) must have earned his/her age X 100 points to be merited with that character’s trait badge.

  • Health (March/April)
  • Respect (May/June)

If you are not ready to attend classes in person yet

 
We understand not everybody may not feel comfortable attending classes in person just yet. So, we will have Zoom on during our live classes for a while longer. If you would like to attend class this way, email us, so we can send you a class link to the correct address.

The main focus will be in the live classes, but we will set the camera at an angle that it will allow you to continue practicing GJJ from home whether you have a training partner or not.  Solo drills are a great way to improve any technique!

Face-to-face or via Zoom, we can’t wait to see you!
Jess & JC.

Zoom classes for ALL GJJ Programs!

Hey everyone,

We are super excited to announce the commencement of daily Zoom classes for all of our active students in the coming weeks!

We are immensely grateful for your support, and are constantly looking for ways to better serve you. There is no additional fee for this service, and you will continue building credit for tuition payments made during the downtime.

We hope you will see the value in what we are doing so that we may continue to earn your support.   Here is what you can expect with this new program: Official Schedule: We will generate an official class schedule with multiple classes each week for all of our programs: Gracie Combatives, Master Cycle, Gracie Bullyproof and Women Empowered. We’ll be sending you the schedule next week. Live Two-way Video: Zoom meetings are awesome, and since they allow live two-way video, we’ll be able to see you and you will be able to see us. Besides the great connection opportunity this will provide us, this will also enable us to monitor your progress and answer your questions you have in real time!

If you don’t have a Zoom account yet, get a free one here!

No Partner Necessary: We have completely re-structured our entire curriculum so that every Zoom class can be completed with 100% solo participation. If you have a partner, that’s fine, but a partner will not be necessary for any of the lessons we conduct.

5 Elements of Growth: While we were restructuring the curriculum, we realized how many elements of Jiu-Jitsu are regularly neglected during standard partnered practice in group settings. What’s exciting about these Zoom sessions is that we will have a chance to address all the neglected areas: macro movements, micro movements, mobility, mindset and visualization.

100% Class Credit: We are so confident you will make measurable progress, that each time you attend a Zoom session, we will be pulling your attendance card and issuing full credit (check mark) for your participation! We’ll be sending specific details about the Zoom class schedule next week based on the program you are enrolled in. In the meantime, we hope you continue taking advantage of our live weekend webinars and online Gracie University access. If you missed last weekend’s seminars, click here to watch the recordings.

Please add our email address to your contacts so you don’t miss our messages with the private invitations and other updates! gjjdriggs@gmail.com

We miss you, guys!

Hello dear students,

We hope that you are hanging in there at worst, doing great at best.

Earlier this week, head instructors from Gracie CTCs all over the world, had a meeting with Rener & Ryron Gracie to discuss the best steps to continue our Jiu-Jitsu journeys.

Before we get into any of that, here is what our State Government has laid out in regards to businesses reopening – https://rebound.idaho.gov

Idaho will allow gym and facilities like ours to open halfway through May, and we will restart ADULT classes then. We will focus on solo drills and follow all the state’s distancing guidelines.   For those students who are uncomfortable returning to the mat just yet, we will Zoom all classes for you to watch at home.

Children and social distancing do not mix, so kids’ classes will return at a further stage in the states plan, though we may restart the Black Belt Club early & Zoom those classes as well.

Remember, www.GracieUniversity.com is there for you 24/7!  All the details are in Combatives, all the jokes are in MC.  Study up!  Keep that sword sharp.  Their seminars and (live) webinars are worth watching while you have the time.

Guys, we train for worse case scenarios, we prepare to have a calm mind during chaos, so stay calm, survive, defend, escape, control and submit.  Ultimately, we are confident we will submit this opponent and move on to tapping each other again. Until then, stay safe and see you via Zoom.  We will keep sending you emails with updates as needed.

We can’t wait to see you all on the mat again!
Jess & JC.

Welcome to Jiu-Jitsu!

Original published date October 18, 2018 8:30 pm

 

If taught correctly, it can be one of the most fun, rewarding, challenging, and engaging journeys of your life.  But if taught incorrectly, it can be dangerous, ineffective, and very discouraging.

You can learn these techniques, taught the correct way, at any Certified Training Center around the world, including ours:

  • Gracie Bullyproof® (for ages 7 to 12), click here.
  • Gracie Combatives® (Beginner program), click here.
  • Women Empowered® (Beginner program), click here.
  • Master Cycle (Combatives® belt and above), click here.

Man, woman or child, come practice Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) with us! Check out our weekly schedule here.