Gracie University® has been proudly empowering South Bay families for over 30 years.

Gracie University Headquarters has beginner to advanced jiu-jitsu classes in Torrance for men, women, and children.

Who We Are And Why You Should Train Here

At Gracie University, we believe Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for EVERYONE, regardless of age, gender, athleticism, or ability. We are proud to say we are continuing the legacy of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie who believed jiu-jitsu should empower the weak to be able to defend against the strong. This is why we offer structured martial arts curriculums specific to the self-defense needs for any demographic or skill level, with programs created for beginner adults, women, and children.

We take pride in creating a safe, comfortable, and welcoming learning environment for all students and family members in Torrance. We are passionate about what we do because, simply put, we believe confident humans make kinder humans.

Welcome To The Family

Whether it’s teaching you how to tie your first jiu-jitsu belt, or guiding you through your first technique, our team’s priority is to make you feel at home from the moment you walk into Gracie University. Should you have any questions, call our number above to speak to one of our Student Experience representatives.

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

ryron 1
Ryron Gracie
rener 2
Rener Gracie
eve 1
Eve Gracie
Alex Stuart
sam 1
Sam Fernandez
victoria 1
Victoria Gracie
guido 1
Guido Jenniges​
zac 1
Zac Cunningham
Bobbie Tamario

Our Facilities

Our 15,000 square foot facility features four air-conditioned training areas, ample spectator seating, a family lounge, and state-of-the-art locker rooms with showers, free towel service, and free day-use lockers. They don’t call it “Jiu-Jitsu Heaven” for nothing!



Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Surrounding Southbay, San Pedro and Los Angeles communities.

This Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® is independently owned and operated. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®, Gracie Combatives®, Gracie Bullyproof®, Women Empowered®, Master Cycle®, and Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center® are registered trademarks used under license from Gracie University®.

© Copyright 2024 Gracie University