Where your personal transformation begins!
Gracie NEPA is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s only academy 100% dedicated to Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! We are the community’s premier instructional source for Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We provide complete immersion in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. We are not distracted from our goal of true mastery of the art by offering other hot button ‘money maker’ programs like Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). We specialize in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self defense training for people of all ages and offer beginner and advanced programs for men, women, and children.
“Trying something new can be frightening” There comes a time when we want a personal transformation; we desire to try something new. Perhaps you want a new hobby. Maybe you are bored with your old workout routine. Possibly you have always wanted to learn a martial art. Whatever your reason for wanting to start your personal transformation Gracie NEPA is the place for you because we have the area’s only full-time, professional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor! That’s right! At Gracie NEPA instructing is not something we do part-time, in the evenings after work. Instruction is our profession! For you that means a teacher that is free from the distraction of “another job” and is therefore 100% focused on helping you achieve your goals! Sounds too good to be true, you say? Just listen to these testimonials!
“I’ve seen it on TV. Jiu-Jitsu is violent” With the popularity of UFC most people associate jiu-jitsu with cage fighting. While Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a vital discipline of MMA it is not cage fighting! Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is first and foremost a defensive art that empowers the weak against the strong and values character traits such as politeness, honesty, and humility. At Gracie NEPA we take great pride extremely family friendly environment! When you walk in you are greeted with a genuine smile and a hearty “hello” not only from the staff but from the student members as well. We keep the mats, locker rooms, bathrooms and lobby neat and clean and promote a ‘family friendly’ atmosphere in which cursing or any off color language is prohibited. The backbone of our student base is families!
“I may one day want to compete” Don’t be fooled just because we are nice! Remember when it comes to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu we provide the best training in the area. Coach Reese has produced many national, regional and state champions, trained UFC talent, and is one of the most sought after instructors by competitors all over the state!
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“Jeff Reese has been training with me for 12 years. He is a great instructor, tough fighter, and valued friend! I definitely recommend him if you want to learn the style created by my father!” -Royce Gracie – Son of Helio Gracie and UFC Hall of Fame Legend
“Jeff Reese is not only a great student of both mine and Royce but also an exceptional Gracie jiu-jitsu instructor. A great asset for the Gracie family! He is an example of loyalty, persistence and discipline.”- Rodrigo Gracie – Grandson of Carlos Gracie and Pride FC Veteran
“At Gracie NEPA it’s not just about training, teamwork, and no one left behind. It’s a family, it's about coming together and enjoying the art and passion of Gracie Jiu jitsu. I am very proud to say my own children have grown up in this environment and the lessons in confidence and humanity will serve them through their lives!” – Tracy Lynn
“Jeff Reese is a very talented and technical jiu jitsu guy. He is also a good wrestler with years of experience. I highly recommend you try his school, Jeff is a great person and all the guys at the school are very cool and friendly bunch. You will not find anything remotely better in the area.” -Rob Kahn – Royce Gracie Black Belt and Author of Jiu Jitsu Manifsto