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1058 W Club Blvd
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 964-5777
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Photo of Steve Garrett Steve Garrett
May 11, 2019 5

We started our kids here a few months ago and have nothing but great things to say about Gracie Durham and especially the owner, Sunny. He and his staff have such a wonderful way with kids it has been a delight to watch them have such fun while learning the basics of Jiu Jitsu. Sunny makes it easy for your kids to come and check it out and see if it’s a good fit for them. Highly recommended!

Photo of Jonathan Stewart Jonathan Stewart
Jan 13, 2019 5

Any Gracie CTC is great in that they are certified by the Gracie family themselves out of Torrence California. This one is excellent in how Sunny not only talks through techniques, but also how he analyzes different possibilities with and for you. Excellent coaching and instructor.

Photo of Ja-Quisha Frazier Ja-Quisha Frazier
Jun 9, 2018 5

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is an awesome place! Sunny is a GREAT instructor, very laid back and understanding. I've learned a lot in just 6 months. I would definitely recommend GJJ!! :)

Photo of Alixander Laffredo Alixander Laffredo
May 30, 2018 5

When I think of Jiu Jitsu, Gracie Durham is what pops in my mind. There is a major focus on execution of the techniques, the theory behind it, the ideas that transcend what is being taught. It is a very approachable school, and the curriculum is Gracie. Very solid school! Sunny runs a phenomenal class. Easy going and funny guy, too. He encourages questions, is able to break down the reasoning behind is answers, which I believe, allows a Jiu Jitsu practitioner to eventually make the art their own. The people there are the nicest folks I have met. It really is a great community, and I am proud to be a part of it. If you are looking to learn pure Gracie Jiu Jitsu, this is the place to do it. Great lessons, great teachers, great students, and the facility is amazing! Thank you Sunny and class. Proud to be a part of this amazing institution!

Photo of Lynn Drew Lynn Drew
Feb 21, 2019 5

Photo of David Moriarty David Moriarty
Jul 29, 2019 5

An outstanding atmosphere and curriculum for regular people to learn practical self-defense. When you train here, you are part of a team dedicated to building confidence and skill, with great respect for our mutual safety. For people of all shapes and sizes that want to learn street self defense, Gracie Durham is the best place to start.

Photo of Alex Mickle Alex Mickle
Dec 18, 2019 5

Gracie Durham helps all students start from zero experience in self defense to being street ready in as little as eight months. His teaching is not limited to adults, he is also an excellent instructor for kids ages five and up in the bulletproof program. If you’re just starting out and looking for self defense, exercise, or even just a fun activity Gracie Durham is the place for you.

Photo of Justin Baum Justin Baum
Dec 18, 2019 5

If you’re looking to learn Ju Jitsu in an environment that’s safe, effective and fun, Durham Gracie is the place. Sunny is an excellent instructor and the Gracie University curriculum is unmatched. Highly recommend.

Photo of Brian Chenault Brian Chenault
Feb 17, 2020 5

I did a drop-in Gracie Combatives class last week while in Durham for work and Sunny and his students were super friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend!

Photo of Joseph So Joseph So
May 8, 2020 5

I believe wholeheartedly in the principles and methods taught by the Gracie Jiu Jitsu program as it genuinely emphasizes self-defense without all the glamour and competition that other martial artis or jiu jitsu programs entail. If you want to learn about the art and building blocks of jiu jitsu at its very core and self defense for yourself and/or your family, THIS IS IT. If you're looking for medals, competition, and MMA glory, move on as this isn't it. Sunny is a teacher at his very core and it doesn't matter what environment or subject matter it is. He will patiently break it all down for you because he wants you to GET IT. He wants you to connect with it, so he will do what it takes to get bridge the gap. His heart is in the right place and you'll see that right away.