Christian Kennedy-Grandi’s Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Maui is the first Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the state of Hawaii. Located on the beautiful island of Maui, we teach the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. On the west side in Lahaina.
Christian Kennedy-Grandi’s Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Maui is owned and operated by third degree black belt Christian Kennedy-Grandi. Christian was personally trained by Carlson Gracie of the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil.
Jiu-JItsu classes are available for men, women, and children. Our class schedule has more information.
“To have a black belt under Carlson Gracie, Sr. in Maui is a big thing. Carlson Gracie is one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu, his schools are some of the most traditional Jiu-Jitsu and MMA schools in the world,” affirms Christian Kennedy-Grandi.
This is a great opportunity for the people of Maui to train with the best and to learn from a 2nd degree black belt who trained with Carlson Gracie, Sr. himself.
Christian Grandi began his life of martial arts when he was a young man of 7. His first discipline was judo which led him to Jiu-Jitsu when he was 14. Christian Grandi trained under Carlson Gracie Sr. for 14 years and after Carlson Gracie Sr. passed away, in 2006, began training with with Carlson Gracie Jr. Mr. Grandi has been a dedicated student of the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Schools for his entire adult life.
There are several training disciplines offered at Christian Kennedy-Grandi’s Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Maui including traditional Jiu-Jitsu and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
Mr. Grandi offers training for beginners, self-defense, and competition level students. Mr. Grandi’s students call him master, but he prefers to consider himself a student. Even with nearly 2 decades of experience under his black belt, Mr. Grandi still believes there is so much to learn – not just about Jiu-Jitsu, but about life.
The Carslon Gracie team has trained many champions directly under Carlson Gracie Sr. and indirectly under Carlson Gracie’s students. Many of the best MMA fighters are athletes who have been trained by direct students of Carlson Gracie Sr.
Mr Grandi has trained with many well-known athletes under the Carlson Gracie team including:
Rodrigo Minotauro Nogureira