Having opened in 1999, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Charleston is a familiar face in the Charleston community. For over two decades, we have used jiu jitsu as a way to improve the lives of the people in our area and we plan to continue this mission for years to come!
We are owned by Michael Key, who received his black belt under fellow instructor Relson Gracie. No one knows Gracie Jiu-Jitsu like Relson Gracie! In fact, as his name may have already given away, Relson Gracie is directly related to the founders of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! As the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, who is credited for creating what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Relson Gracie is able to provide our students with the best Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training possible.
Ever since first opening our doors, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Charleston is extremely passionate about utilizing Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for growth. Over the years, we have helped countless students grow into their fullest potential, connected hundreds of best-friends-to-be, and helped tons of students reach their goals. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Charleston is more than a martial arts school – it’s a community of athletes who will always have your back.