Ralph Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(Temporarily Closed)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art that is accessible to anyone – kids and adults – whether you want to learn self-defense, start a new hobby, or further your martial arts repertoire. From its countless lessons to its physical benefits, the more you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the more you realize that it is more than a martial art – it’s a lifestyle.


Ralph Gracie at Forma is currently available only at our Walnut Creek location. Find us at 1908 Olympic Blvd in Walnut Creek, CA.

Class Schedule


6:00am – Adult Fundamentals
6:00pm – Adult Fundamentals


10:15am – Adult Class
3:30pm – Kids Class (3-6 yrs)
4:30pm – Kids Class (7+ yrs)
6:00pm – Adult Class (No Gi)


6:00am – Adult Fundamentals
3:30pm – Kids Class (3-6 yrs)
4:30pm – Kids Class (7+ yrs)
6:00pm – Adult Fundamentals


10:15am – Adult Class
3:30pm – Kid’s Class (3-6 yrs)
4:30pm – Kid’s Class (7+ yrs)
6:00pm – Adult Class (No Gi)


6:00am – Adult Class


9:00am – Kid’s Class
10:00am – Women’s Class
11:30am – Drills + Rolls


Our kids’ classes are designed specifically to build confidence, discipline, develop a strong mind & body, and have FUN doing it. Classes available for 4-6 yrs and 7+ yrs.



Vini Nunes

Jiu Jitsu Instructor


- Black Belt: 2013, Master Rani Yahia
- Brown Belt: 2010, Master Ataide Jr.
- Purple Belt: 2008, Master Ataide Jr.
- Blue Belt: 2003, Master Deoclécio

I was born in Rio de Janeiro, moved to Brasília-DC at age 3, and started practicing Jiu-jitsu at age 16 with one of the few masters in the world that have a Red Belt. Over the years, I was always seeking new techniques to improve my skills and performance at tournaments.

During my career, I have been champion and medalist many times, including at the World No-Gi Championship 2016. From 2016 to 2017, I was the head instructor at the main academy of Cesar Gracie, where I helped many athletes on tournaments - one of them being world champion.

I am a very communicative, happy and friendly person, and always look forward to new challenges and improving my abilities as an athlete and instructor.

“Without health, in its whole meaning, there can be no complete happiness.”

CARLOS GRACIE – Founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

About Ralph Gracie

Ralph Gracie has been a champion fighter for over 20 years and has been called one of the best ground fighters in the world. He has fought in major events including Extreme Fighting and Pride Bushido.

He was born into and has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over thirty years. Ralph has dedicated his life to teaching the incredible fighting system known today around the world as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He currently has 6 academies in California, which are all run by black belts directly under him. Ralph’s focus on his teachings consist mainly of learning the techniques, executing them correctly, and training. He has said more than once, “It’s better to die than not to train.” His fighting style backs this theory as well as his teaching delivery.