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Free Trial Process

We are proud of the culture we’ve created at Gracie Raleigh and want you to have the best experience possible! 

To help make your trial experience as seamless as can be, please take a moment to read the steps outlined below. If you are having trouble registering or don’t know what class to sign up for, email us at


I don't have any martial arts experience. Is that okay?

Absolutely! Everybody has to start somewhere. Gracie Raleigh is for everyone, no matter what age, experience or level of athleticism. You will not be thrown to the wolves on day one. Sparring is a separate class and you are not obligated to participate. You can spend as much time as you like developing the fundamentals. We require a minimum of 10 classes before you are eligible to spar in Jiu Jitsu and a minimum of 25 classes before you are eligible to spar in Muay Thai. Sparring is not required in either program.

What equipment do I need?

Come prepared to work out in gym clothes and bring water and a towel. We recommend eating a small meal or snack roughly 90 minutes before class. We don't allow bare feet off the mat so having flip flops is recommended to make getting on and off the mat easier

Can I try Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai?

You can try both!