An ever-evolving, practical form of self-defense. A game of human chess, that is both intellectually simulating and great exercise. A fight, a sport, a competitive career. An art, uniquely created by the individual practicing it. A community, bringing people together from all walks of life, around a common desire to always be overcoming, always be growing, always be living healthily, positively, and respectfully.

We follow the comprehensible approach when teaching Jiu-Jitsu. It is a teaching method and philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu, which operates under the belief that all people are deserving of respect; that if you treat them with respect they will learn to respect themselves and others; and that they are capable of the creativity, innovation, and problem-solving that is essential to learning Jiu-Jitsu.

Starting with the Framework, which outlines a person’s objectives from every area of a Jiu Jitsu fight, the Able Approach focuses on teaching a complete and overall understanding of how Jiu-Jitsu works, allowing students the freedom to then creatively develop their own style, and take charge of their own training, ensuring that every class is as efficient and productive for each individual as possible. The Able Approach supports Jiu-Jitsu students in learning at their own pace, in their own unique ways, believing that this is the most productive way to learn. It also encourages creativity at a very early stage, by focusing on how much adapting and modifying is required for each Jiu-Jitsu practitioner to create their own art in Jiu-Jitsu

With every person being a unique individual, and Jiu-Jitsu being an art form – as well as a fight, and a sport – no two people’s Jiu-Jitsu will be alike. Your Jiu Jitsu art is an expression of you. It takes into account your body type, your personality, your strengths, weaknesses, insecurities, experiences, everything you learn from training partners, instructors, youtube, and life, and it is a constantly evolving, unique and personal style of fight. The Able Approach is designed for the exact purpose of starting to develop this style at the earliest stages possible.


Inclusive and integrative, we have no politics here. Everyone is welcome to come and train, no matter what team they´re affiliated with. We always bringin friends and training partners from all the world to stay and train for months at a time.We offer free Pro Training practices for blue belts and above seven days a week, free sundays for women, free saturdays for kids, and there are no limits to how many time you can take advantage of this. We love Jiu-Jitsu, we are still actively competing, and we built unity Renzo Gracie Alabama to be a place we would want to train at. We made it our mission to provide everyone with the best possible environment in which to learn and practice Jiu-Jitsu. It`s time for you to find out what you can accomplish in this beautiful art.


We run a top-notch Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Mobile City. All of our instructors are still actively and successfully competing at the highest levels of the sport. Our dream and goal is for Renzo Gracie Alabama Academy to be a school where, male or female, a serious student training only at our Academy can become a Regional, National or World Champion; where a student in their early teens can come and experience all the benefits of a Martial Arts lifestyle; where a hobbyist can come and enjoy themselves while exercising and learning; where everyone comes together in a family-like atmosphere, with the mutual goal of improving their Jiu-Jitsu, and allowing Jiu-Jitsu to improve their lives. All our classes are strictly supervised to ensure quality instruction and overall safety.


Whether you want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts, we have what you are looking for, right here for you taught by some of the most trained and skilled teachers in Alabama. Renzo Gracie schools are world renowned. Besides Renzo Gracie himself, many world champions have come from his schools such as Matt Serra, Ricardo Almeida, George Saint Pierre, Neiman Gracie, Gary Tonon, Roger Gracie, Gordon Ryan, Eddie Cummings and many others who have won titles in the UFC, IBJJF, Metamoris, Polaris, Bellator, ADCC, EBI, NAGA, Kasai Pro and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships.


  • (251) 423-4165
  • 7151 Airport Blvd. Mobile, Al 36608
  • info@renzograciealabama.com
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