About the Academy

Gracie Kona Jiu Jitsu Academy is a proud member of the Charles Gracie Association. The academy is conveniently located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Kona) on the Big Island.

Learn the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and how it can help improve your life, on and off the mats.  Jiu-jitsu is a great way to get in shape while learning self defense.

The first time you come to the academy you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so there will be enough time to prepare yourselves to enter on the mat. An assistant instructor will be assigned to you to assist you in performing the drills and activities the first few classes. Parents are encouraged to stay and quietly watch to the entire practice.

At Gracie Kona Jiu Jitsu (GKJJ) instructors are knowledgeable, caring, and passionate about the art. They work to create a friendly, open, and social environment in order to provide students with the best experience possible. The instructors will provide you with excellent instruction for students of all levels.  Many are accomplished competitors at the highest levels in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.