The Origins of Devine Jiu-Jitsu
A Brief History of our Lineage…
In 1925, the Gracie family opened the first Jiu-Jitsu academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taking the first steps in what would be a worldwide revolution that would change the face of martial arts, fighting and self-defense forever. Working with the roots of Japanese Ju-Jitsu / Judo that they learned, the Gracie brothers (most notably Hélio Gracie) transformed the traditional Japanese martial art into the most effective form of self-defense and fighting in the world – emphasizing leverage and technique over speed and coordination, such that the art could be effective for people of all sizes.
Devine Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in the Gracie lineage when Master Scott Devine received his black belt under Relson Gracie in 2003 and started the first Devine Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brunswick, GA. Devine Jiu-Jitsu is a independent jiu-jitsu martials arts academy .
A two year study conducted by the NCBI found many beneficial factors for personal development, especially children.
Instructor Jamie, a U.S. Navy Veteran in 2020 decided he wanted to give back to the military veterans, especially what Jiu-Jitsu has done for him and his life. Jamie’s passion for helping veterans through tough times by sharing his experiences and how to combat these daily struggles. Jamie, unfortunately, had to start his next chapter abruptly when he learned he had to move to Texas in 2021 because of career changes. Instructor Jamie passed the reigns to his assistant Instructor “Instructor Derek” who helped create the original Devine Jiu-Jitsu Lake Geneva.
Devine Jiu-Jitsu is ran very well by trained and professional instructors. Throughout your time with this group, you will learn you will need to not only protect yourself in the real world, but also in an athletic and competitive world. For me its been a journey that has been nothing I've ever done before and slowly changed my outlook and mentality in my everyday life. You become more empathetic and not to judge a book by its cover. I would highly recommend Instructor Derek to anyone looking for a positive transformation in life.
*DISABLED VETERANS DISCOUNT – A Disabled Veterans discount will be applied to your tuition when you sign up for classes. Your discount is your disability rating from the VA. Please provide a copy of your rating when you sign up. For example, a Disabled Veteran with a disability rating of 100% will pay $0 in tuition fees. FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNT (FIRE, LEO, EMT, ER personnel) will receive a 20% discount off tuition cost.