Welcome to Gracie 717, Lancaster's best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. Learn in a professional setting that is safe, organized, and energetic.
Our Core program is the safest and most effective way of learning Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A common misconception about practicing Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is that you have to be a fighter, competitor or athlete. This could not be further from the truth. While some of our students are active in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Submission Grappling competition, many of our students practice for nothing more than the enjoyment of learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Our students are comprised of a diverse group of men and women of all ages. Some are medical and business professionals, while others are college students or stay at home parents. They train at Gracie 717 because we have made a commitment to give the best instruction and training possible in an environment that is “ego free”.
What makes Gracie 717 different is the way we teach. Our instructors are trained in serving students in an organized, patient, technical, and safe manner so as to share the best and most informative Jiu-Jitsu instruction available in the area.
Not only do we offer Brazilian Jiu-Jistu classes, but we also offer Kickboxing, Strength & Conditioning and MMA classes.
Known as The Gentle Art, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on leverage and technique to overcome opponents who are larger and stronger. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven as one of the strongest Martial Arts in the UFC and other MMA promotions across the globe.
A hybrid fighting style that combines both striking and grappling techniques. MMA was made popular by the UFC in 1993. Since then the sport has continued to grow and new techniques are constantly being employed by fighters. (Must have instructor's approval)
Kickboxing combines punching and kicking techniques developed from Muay Thai, Karate, and boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for a number of reasons including self-defense, fitness, or as a sport.
Strength and Condition for many of our competitive athletes is handled in house, by BA Athletics. For more information on their programs, stop in, or contact them at BA Fitness (717) 575-9906 or (717) 682-7108
We specialize in teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a professional setting that is safe, organized, and energetic. At Gracie 717, every student receives individual attention and instruction of the highest caliber, tailored to your personal ability and goals.
Grazie 717 HQ is located in Lancaster,PA. Our main facility has dedicated areas for both grappling and striking as well as a full cage and boxing ring. Our second location in Lititz, PA is building quickly and currently offers nightly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. At Gracie 717, we are committed to providing our students with safe and proper training. We have trained some of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters in the Central Pennsylvania area.
"Damione is one of the most technically skilled Jiu-Jitsu practitioners I have had the opportunity to train with. He displays a profound dedication to improving his game, drawing inspiration from a number of sources. He passes this dedication on to his students, and takes the time to ensure that each student understands and masters the techniques, down to the last detail."
"I heard about Damione and his school through the grapevine and decided to check out Gracie 717. After attending his sessions, I was very pleased with his instruction style and dedication to the art of Jiu-Jitsu. I have learned so much since joining Gracie 717. I have developed self-defense skills and techniques I use to win in grappling competitions. The training has also given me more flexibility, dexterity and mental focus. Most of all I feel great and strong and so not my age."