Welcome To Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Winnemucca

Relson Gracie

Winnemucca’s Premier Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Self-Defense. The first Certified Gracie Training Academy in Winnemucca NV.

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Our Academy teaches the official Gracie Jiujitsu as taught by Grand Master Relson Gracie.

This school is run by Relson Gracie brown belt Bruce McKinzie, who has more than 40 years of experience in Martial Arts.

Grand Master Relson Gracie Relson “Campeão” Gracie is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and martial arts personality. He is a member of the Gracie family. Relson currently lives alternatively in Hawaii and Brazil where he still teaches Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at his academy in Honolulu and Rio de Janeiro. There are many Relson Gracie affiliated academies and associations throughout the U.S. which keep him traveling regularly. Relson Gracie is the second son of Grand Master Hélio Gracie. The family that is directly responsible for spreading Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and the world. Relson is a key figure for the growth of Jiu-Jitsu around the world. Relson started training at the age of 2 and already knew that he wanted to make Jiu-Jitsu his life.  Becoming an undefeated fighter throughout his competitive Jiu-Jitsu career, he constantly fought to defend his family’s legacy whenever the call was made to do so. Relson never fought for money, only for the honor and the name of the Family. He was considered a “Champion” because, in addition to being undefeated, he ended his opponents with the cross choke or the arm lock. Although his opponents knew this about him, they always ended up falling victim to Relson for the perfect execution of his technique.  For 22 years Relson submitted his opponents one by one, maintaining an impeccable record. Relson’s Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond competitions, he teaches and lives Jiu-Jitsu to the fullest. His techniques have been tested in the heat of battle, whether fighting without rules, in the ring or in the gym. In order to spread Jiu-Jitsu worldwide, Relson and his brothers visited and challenged teachers of other disciplines in academies around the world, not taking into account things that today are very prevalent, such as his opponent’s fighting style, weight, size, strength, the result was always the same. Their opponents ended the fight by giving the famous 3 pats for submission or ” going to sleep” via a stranglehold technique following the teachings and philosophies of Grand Master Helio Gracie, who said that “a fight can only end for two reasons: submission or knockout”. 

Relson followed these teachings to the letter in order to prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. And with all this experience accumulated by all these years of dedication and many fights, today we have the manual of self-defense, where Relson is a specialist and also one of the most vocal defenders of this Jiu-Jitsu root. Always following his father’s advice, he tirelessly repeated all the positions in the manual and continues to repeat them until today, becoming a living encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu. Relson is one of the biggest references in self-defense worldwide.  He was and continues to be a professor of important American institutions like the FBI, DEA and the Secret Service as well as other law enforcement organizations around the world. His fighting style is geared towards real life and death situations that give him comfort during stressful situations which provide invaluable help for professionals who have respect for the work that Relson has done and who continue to seek his instruction.  No less important than his brilliant career in the world of fighting, Relson always teaches the importance of a balanced and healthy diet. The same diet that his father and family use today. This diet was created by his uncle and master, Carlos Gracie which focuses on the combination of healthy and nutritious foods. Consequently, after years of success, this approach to food has become the much-publicized “Gracie Diet”, where his older brother Rorion Gracie does an excellent job in promoting it. Today Relson travels the world giving seminars and constantly visiting his associations around the world.


$100 month to month $150 one-time registration fee*

*Registration Fee covers: Uniform, Belt, Academy Patches sewn on by manufacturer.

Meet Your Coach


My name is Coach Bruce McKinzie! I am a Relson Gracie brown belt jiujitsu instructor. I’ve been teaching different martial arts 40+ years. I teach all age ranges from 3yrs all the way up. My wife and I just moved to Winnemucca in December 2022 from Houston, Texas and are really enjoying being a part of this community. Come train and be a part of Rollin’ in the Mucc!

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