Royce Gracie/Team-ROC Southern Pines is the premiere Martial Arts Academy in the Sandhills area. We offer a fun, friendly, "no ego" environment where you can learn the most effective self defense style ever developed: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, come check us out.
Many schools these days focus on teaching Jiu-Jitsu primarily as just a grappling sport centered around competition. Because we are very close to the source of the art, our instructor learned the art the way it was meant to be practiced - as the premiere system of real world self defense. Because of this, Royce Gracie Southern Pines teaches ALL aspects of Authentic Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as it was designed by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. This includes Striking, Takedowns, Standing Self-Defense, Groundwork, and Philosophy. However, despite our serious focus on preparing students for real world self-defense, we make sure our classes are fun, exciting and engaging with a professional and positive environment where everyone feels welcome.
"If you don't know self defense, you don't know Jiu-Jitsu" -Rickson Gracie