Gracie Daytona in Flagler Beach, Florida, is an official Relson Gracie Academy. We are also the only official Gracie Academy in the Daytona Beach area. All of Relson’s academies are instructed by Relson Gracie’s finest students. No matter whom you are, when you decide to train understand that you will be learning from an experienced and professional Gracie certified instructor. Gracie Daytona’s instructors are John-Michael “Hawk” Quesinberry, Daniel Moraes, Relson “Campeao” Gracie and Willem-Jan van Deijck (Muay Thai).
You will also find that in addition to the techniques attributed to the countless successes of the worldwide body of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioners (as demonstrated in sport and mixed martial art events around the Globe) that the basic principles necessary to maximize personal development and optimal performance are never neglected at any of the Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academies. It is our assumption that with the popularization of the fighting aspect of the grappling arts that these principles have been abandoned and forgotten by many- perhaps even scoffed at by some- and disconnected from the Jiu-Jitsu practitioner by outside observers. It is and always has been our goal to facilitate the following characteristics within every man, woman, and child who steps through our doors with the hope that living and teaching these ideals will lead each person toward lasting success in their careers, gratifying relationships, and eventual self-actualization.
These principles are Loyalty, Humility, Respect, Discipline, Honor, Modesty, Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance and Courage.