Here is a quick tour of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

Here is a quick tour of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Summerlin is a place where we embrace the essence of respect, discipline, and personal growth. Our school is built upon the foundation of honor, both on and off the mats. We believe in the power of perseverance and the continuous journey of self-improvement.

We instill a strong sense of community and camaraderie, where every member is part of a supportive family. Our values are deeply rooted in integrity, and our training is a path towards confidence, resilience, and a deeper understanding of oneself. Join us in this art that goes beyond physical techniques; it's a way of life that fosters character, unity, and the unwavering spirit of a martial artist.

Meet Our Instructors

Our school provides qualified, knowledgeable instructors who offer each student an atmosphere of co-operation and fair play

Head Professor Andre

1st Degree Black Belt
(From White Belt to Black Belt: A Journey Through Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Legacy)

In the heart of Brazil, I embarked on a journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Under the guidance of my cousin, Amilcar Cipili, a respected 5th-degree black belt, I dedicated myself to the art, training tirelessly and pursuing excellence. Earning my black belt marked the culmination of countless hours of dedication. Competing on grand stages, I amassed titles and medals, connecting to Jiu-Jitsu's spirit.


 Realizing my responsibility to share knowledge, I opened Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Summerlin. Teaching young practitioners brings me immense joy, as I see their rapid development in skills and dedication. From the white belt to black belt, my life has been a remarkable journey, honoring the enduring legacy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Coach Chris

4th Stripe Purple Belt
(A Journey Through Gracie Jui Jitsu)

Chris Pewitt's journey into Gracie Jiu Jitsu began in 2019, under Professor Andre Almeida's tutelage at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin. From the moment he set foot on the mats, he was captivated by the art's grace and power. Over the years, he dedicated himself to the sport, becoming a skilled practitioner and passionate advocate.


Today, he's not only on a continuous path of self-improvement but also serves as a coach, guiding others in the world of Jiu Jitsu. His belief in the transformative power of the sport, both physically and mentally, is unwavering. Chris embodies the idea of constant improvement, inspiring others with his dedication and passion. His story is a testament to Gracie Jiu Jitsu's enduring legacy and positive impact.

Coach Ray

2nd Degree Brown Belt
(A Journey Through the World of Jiu Jitsu)

Ray Mapson's incredible Jiu Jitsu journey began in 2009 in Hawaii. He quickly excelled, earning second place in his first competition. He later achieved a Blue Belt, competed as a Purple Belt, and found success in the Brown Belt division. Ray also dedicated himself to teaching, following Professor Andre's vision. His legacy in Jiu Jitsu is an enduring one.

Coach Michael

1st Degree Purple Belt
(From White to Purple Belt in Pursuit of Jiu-Jitsu Mastery)

Michael Jacinto's BJJ journey began in 2017, driven by a passion for self-improvement. In 2019, he joined Gracie Humaita Jiu-Jitsu, mentored by Professor Andre Almeida. Today, he holds a purple belt, reflecting his skill and commitment.

Beyond personal achievements, Michael is dedicated to teaching the next generation. His story is one of passion, perseverance, and the relentless pursuit of Jiu-Jitsu mastery.

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Why Summerlin Communities Love Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts School.

alayne ferreira recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Gracie Huimata Summerlin! This place is incredibly family-friendly, and the team of instructors, including Professor Andre, Professor Josh, Coach Ray, and Coach Mike, are simply amazing with the kids. My child has learned so much and felt so supported here. We couldn't be happier with the warm and welcoming environment and the fantastic staff. Definitely a 5-star experience!

Ed Ellis recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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Love this place! Best decision I've made in a long time. Comfortable and friendly environment. Instructors are top notch. Was able to move at my own pace . Great experience.

Anthony Mendoza Jr recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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I just got into Jiu Jitsu 2 weeks ago and I was so nervous jumping into something that I know nothing about but my experience here thus far has been so amazing and welcoming! The professor and the rest of the coaching staff do such a great job teaching us the art form of Jiu Jitsu and are always so encouraging. If you plan on putting your kid into Jiu Jitsu or are an adult and want to take on the task of something new, this is the spot for you!

Paul Casey recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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First class instruction and facility. Andre Cipili and his team really care about their students. Highly recommend Gracie Jujitsu Summerlin. 5 Stars!

Chiery Adler recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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BEST decisions I’ve ever made in my life that I joined gracie jiujitsu in summerlin. Professor Andrei is very good and very professional. What are you waiting for? Join now I promise, you’ll be glad you did! OSSSS!

Mike H recommends Gracie Jiu Jitsu Summerlin

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After devoting hours of research and even more hours worth of trial classes, we fortunately found Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Summerlin (on Fort Apache). My 9-year-old started taking classes 6 months ago and has loved every single hour of training. Unlike sports and academic commitments we’ve made in the past, our son has never needed a reminder or encouragement to prepare for and attend class. He’s dressed, ready and excited for each and every class. Professor Andre creates a culture of discipline and respect for the kids with fun and games (at the tail end of class) as a reward. He and his team of awesome fellow coaches (most of whom have kids in the class) are highly effective and supportive with the kids and tailor their tone and approach based on the age, skill and personality of the kids (not an easy task).

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