175 N Yonge St, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 318-0612

Who We Are

About Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute in Ormond Beach, FL

Chet Quint

Professor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute in Ormond Beach, 3rd Degree Black Belt

John Michael Kaleikini

Professor at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute in Ormond Beach, 2nd Degree Black Belt

Welcome to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute! We are a traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school under Grandmaster Relson Gracie that serves families in and around Ormond Beach, Florida.

Grandmaster Helio Gracie is the founder and creator of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu so when you earn your Black Belt here, you’ll be able to add your name to this impressive list of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu achievers: Helio Gracie > Relson Gracie > John-Michael Kaleikini > YOU!

Our #1 focus is on YOU - from helping you reach your fitness goals, answering all your questions and keeping you motivated to helping you achieve your full potential. We are always looking for better ways to help you and all our students be the best you can be.

We understand that everyone has their own personal limits, whether it’s in your body or mind. However, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute believes that we can all push past our limits so you can see what you’re truly capable of accomplishing. We help you do this in a slow and steady way – one that works best for you.

Are You New to Martial Arts? Whenever you learn something new, it can be intimidating or overwhelming at first. Maybe you’re nervous about taking that first step and checking it out or walking into your first class and wondering if you’ll fit in or be able to keep up. We totally understand and we’ve been in your shoes... every martial arts student has.

That’s why we make sure every class is super FUN and we train you at your level. Our instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and patient when it comes to both kids and adults. Every student is helpful, encouraging and will become your new best friend. The camaraderie here is amazing to see and it truly feels like you’re part of an extended family. 

You’ll lose count at how many high fives you get whenever you accomplish something big or small. And what about all those epic kicks, strategic strikes, powerful punches, grappling? You’ll be able to add all that and more to your list of accomplishments.     

It doesn’t matter what age, shape or fitness level you are, we have a variety of classes to choose from and know that you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

Our programs are designed to ENHANCE physical fitness, IMPROVE mental focus, REDUCE stress, ENCOURAGE relaxation and FOSTER the development and growth of your character.

At Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute, not only do we focus on the physical moves, but also personal development skills like…

  • Single-pointed focus and good listening skills
  • Courage and confidence
  • Self-control & respect for self and others
  • Optimal health and fitness
  • Strength & flexibility in body, mind & spirit

… and many more PRICELESS benefits. You may think that all that comes with a hefty price tag, but martial arts training is actually a low-cost activity. We like to call it “affordable excellence.” 

Did you see our CRAZY-LOW Web special going on right now? Be sure to register now because classes fill up fast and this 100% RISK-FREE Special won’t last long!

We have a super safe and meticulously clean facility to give you the best learning environment possible. We are dedicated to empowering you to greatness and giving you the necessary tools to experience a higher quality of life through martial arts.

Come see what we’re all about and take advantage of the best prices, the most amazing instructors, and have the most fun you’ve EVER had getting fit!  We can't wait to train with you and cheer you on every time you accomplish something big or small.  See you soon!

Chief Instructors

Professor John-Michael Kaleikini owns and operates our school. He is a 3rd generation Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 2nd degree black belt professor awarded directly from Grandmaster Relson Gracie. Relson is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the founder and creator of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Professor John-Michael is one of only a few black belt professors in the world awarded by Grandmaster Relson Gracie. With over 20 years training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, he has always been under the watchful eyes and instruction of either Relson or his brother, Rickson Gracie. This rare and firsthand knowledge of family secrets, combined with a passion for sharing it, is what separates John-Michael from other instructors.

Professor Chet Quint is from Miami, Florida and has been training martial arts for over 40 years and has studied Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for the last 21 years.  Professor Quint has a 3rd degree black belt from Master Pedro Sauer, who is a disciple of Grand Master Helio Gracie and Grand Master Rickson Gracie.   

While living in Brazil, Professor Quint trained extensively with Master Rilion Gracie and Master Rolker Gracie.

He holds black belts in several traditional martial arts and was the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt to own a Jiu-Jiu School in China, where he founded the Gracie China Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Beijing in 2005. There he taught seminars and had affiliates in Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Irkustk, Russia.

Professor Quint returned to the US in 2016 and, together with Professor John-Michael Kaleikini, founded the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute.

How to Get Started

Come join our Ormond Beach, FL Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Dutch Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Adult Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (386) 318-0612 if you have any further questions. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Institute hopes to speak with you soon!