Louisville’s only Official Carlson Gracie Academy

Louisville Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Why it’s awesome: Jiu-Jitsu is great for fitness, confidence, & self defense.  Beyond any physical improvements that come as a result of Brazilian jiu-jitsu are the mental improvements that are often overlooked.  Self confidence, discipline, determination, focus, mental toughness etc.

Who its for: Youth & Adults 5+

A few Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu:

1. Teaches you the value of hard work
2. Gets you to face your fears
3. It builds mental toughness
4. Teaches you to be humble
5. Helps you get in shape and become more athletic
6. Gives you confidence

Area 502 is proud to be the Louisville’s only Official Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy.
Our head coach Phillip Perkins is a Carlson Gracie Jr. Blackbelt. He has taught and trained all over the world. He has spent over 2 months in Brazil training and teaching seminars. We are proud to carry on the Carlson Gracie Legacy at Area 502.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the style of Legendary Grandmaster Carlson Gracie Senior is one of only four distinct styles. Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is considered more aggressive and offensive in nature, and better suited for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competition.  Carlson Gracie made his name as a fighter in the era of Vale Tudo, and is considered the best Vale Tudo fighter of the ’50s and ’60s.  His hyper aggressive style of jiu jitsu had a deep influence on the art and his students. Carlson’s school flew in the face of Helio Gracie’s tradition of reserving advanced techniques for members and teaching only basic self-defense to all others. Carlson taught his students everything he knew in the name of advancing the art.

“If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions”-Carlson Gracie Sr