Without safeguards in place, it would be counter-productive to teach self defense. We want our students to test their limits and grow, but not at the expense of injury.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality training, and produce the best possible results for students of all ages. We currently have students enrolled who are over the age of 70 and still enjoying the various benefits of learning and training Jiu Jitsu.

In addition to learning self defense techniques, we also want students to be better at life. We encourage proper exercise and diet as part of the journey, along with other tips and tricks to make everyone better at what they do.


Student Belt Ranks

A list of the belts issued and recognized by our school...

Pedro Sauer Seminar

Harlan and Scott travel to spend the day training with Pedro Sauer!

jidefense classes mixed martial arts training


Our Mission    Jiu Jitsu in Stuart

At Gracie Martial Arts, the Jiu Jitsu program is managed by Gracie Black Belt, Harlan Taylor. Like many others, Harlan was fascinated with the newly popularized fighting style. By 1996 he was an avid student of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Harlan has attended many Jiu Jitsu and self defense workshops with the late Helio Gracie and trained at Valente Brothers, the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA, and Gracie Humaita in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, In 2008 Harlan received his Black Belt from long time teacher and friend, Royce Gracie.​


Now, using the Gracie University curriculum developed by Ryron and Rener Gracie, Harlan enjoys helping others learn and enjoy the benefits of Gracie Jiu Jitsu! 

We're a Certified Training Center!

We are Level 4 CTC, offering Combatives, Master Cycle, Bully Proof, and Women Empowered!

We are PCI compliant!