Fighting foundations™

Fighting Foundations™ is a 27 lesson program developed by the Valente brothers in 1999 under the direct supervision of Grandmasters Helio Gracie and Pedro Valente Sr. Fighting Foundations™ is the only group class curriculum that was reviewed and approved by Helio Gracie.

Fighting Foundations™ includes over 100 techniques that could literally save your life during a real street confrontation. This innovative teaching method is an adaptation by the Valente brothers of Grand Master Helio Gracie’s private class curriculum to be used in a group setting. Originally, Grandmaster Helio’s Self Defense system was only taught through private lessons. Group lessons were designed to prepare students for tournaments. At Valente Brothers we developed the FF program in order to allow students to learn Grand Master Helio’s system through group lessons. We are honored by the fact that many prominent academies have decided to follow our lead and create standardized curriculums for group class instruction.

Frequent practice is essential if efficiency is to be gained in the Fighting Foundations class. The key to learning jūjutsu (jiu-jitsu) is repetition. The ultimate goal is to condition your reflexes so that you can automatically react in a critical situation.