Why should you own a Ralph Gracie Academy ?

Our Family

The virtues of a warrior represent core values within our family, which we pass down to our RGA academies worldwide. We take pride in perpetuating our family's generational knowledge and always strive for the best for our team. If you embody this culture daily, both on and off the mats, you’re on your way to continuously producing unmatched global talent and businesses, while also strengthening our community.

Ralph gracie members playing around and practicing grip inside the gym
Black and white picture of 2 high level jiu jitsu fighters practicing positions.


RGA is fully committed to supporting every aspect of your Jiu-Jitsu journey. We strive to lead both on and off the mats, consistently at the forefront of innovation within our community. With years of experience, we hold a responsibility to expand our programs globally, ensuring accessibility and upholding our individual missions to contribute to community well-being. At RGA, our academies offer numerous benefits: a global network of over 500 academies, dedicated support from our team, exclusive information, and a range of resources unmatched by any other association. We proudly stand as the largest martial arts association.


When considering opening your own Ralph Gracie Academy, please read some of the requirements for a successful venture:

- Minimum liquid capital of $30K - $50K or access to investors.

- Hold at least a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu with coaching experience and a passion for teaching.

- A premises spanning at least 2,500 sq. ft.

- A genuine desire to embody and represent our culture and team.

If you have any inquiries regarding these prerequisites, financing, academy costs, or teaching positions, please complete the form for starting an academy.We are continuously seeking individuals who align with our values.

If you're passionate about teaching but prefer not to open your gym independently, we encourage you to still apply as an instructor.