Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated there are 500 Ralph Gracie academies.

Ralph Gracie Georgetown, a Brazilian jiujitsu academy, is slated to open later this summer.

Owner and head instructor John Simas will offer group and individual classes in the martial art and self defense.

Classes are available for children and adults in both "gi," a more traditional practice with a uniform and more structure, and "no-gi" Brazilian jiujitsu.

The academy teaches the unique fighting style of master jiujitsu artist Ralph Gracie. Ralph Gracie Georgetown will be part of a global network of more than 500 affiliated academies.
  • Opening in late August or early September
  • 275 SE Inner Loop, Ste. 170, Georgetown
  • www.ralphgracie.com