What’s in a name?
The name Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu means excellence in training and learning Jiu-Jitsu from the direct source; Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Tyler

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Now you can train in all of our different martial arts classes for only 100 dollars a month! Unlimited classes for a small monthly fee, and you can do it all. Train in Combative Sports, Reality Based Self Defense, MMA, Relson GRACIE Jiu-Jitsu, JUDO, Krav Maga, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, Systema, and Tactical Mixed Combatives. Do it all for a low monthly cost, Kids / Teens / Adults Classes and Open 7 Days a Week!

Discipline. Dedication. Reliability. Passion.

Stop in and be a part of history. Get on our mats. Kids as young as three years old train; boys, girls, men and women all train to be the best that they can be. Be a part of a winning team with local values and local talent. With so many academies closing their doors, it is refreshing to know that our doors will remain open in good times and bad times alike. We are dedicated and passionate about training, teaching, and living the martial arts way; it is not a business/profit-first goal endeavor. Our passion cannot be faked - we love it and live it.

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Master Relson Gracie

Since the academy's inception, the management team has brought 9th Degree Red Belt "Grand Master Relson Gracie" to Tyler quite often to instruct, certify, and promote deserving students and instructors in belt rank promotions. Relson Gracie is son of Founder/Co-Creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, 10th Degree Red Belt "Grand Master Helio Gracie". 9th Degree Red Belt "Grand Master Relson Gracie" is the direct link and 1st generation student since he was 2 years old. We are the only martial arts academy around that translates the direct technique from the source to the student and instructor.
Students will accrue knowledge in Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and will understand and discern the value in learning the purist, refined technique from Relson Gracie and his Blue, Purple, Brown and Black Belt instructors at Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Tyler, TX. Welcome to the team (9th Degree Red Belt) Grand Master "Relson Gracie Team."

Relson Gracie Jiujitsu/Lone Star MMA Academy - Drew and his daughter Tala, doing a spontaneous self defense demo on a tile floor, in the news:


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KiDz Program Schedule

Different Kids Programs for kids from 3-17 years of age. We present great opportunities for kids to train in our Shark Kids & Little Sharks Cutting Edge Training Programs.
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Private & Semi-Private Training Lessons

Short on time? Too busy for self defense or combative sport classes? We have the convenient answer for you.

Sign up to have a private or semi -private lesson and be instructed by our great certified instructors. Private lessons for the individual student, or semi - private group for two or more students. Try a private or semi-private lesson in Relson GRACIE Jiu-Jitsu, Olympic JUDO, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Thai Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Systema, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defense, Tactical Mixed Combatives. Private & Semi-Private Training Sessions are available for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Call us, use the contact form on this web site or personal message us on our Facebook page to start your training adventure.

Birthday and Celebration Parties

We offer martial arts themed parties for kids, teens, and adults. We not only do great martial arts themed birthday parties, but we also do parties for soccer, track, football, basketball, base ball, softball, volley ball, etc. teams. We can host a party/self defense seminar for your company, church, or organization.

We look forward to helping you and your group. Call us, use the contact form on this web site, or personal message us on our Facebook page to book your party today.

The Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/Lone Star MMA Academy was voted the number one martial arts school in Tyler, TX.