Christina Thomas is the first and only female black belt under the legendary, Master Relson Gracie. Co-founding the academy in 2002 with Relson Gracie Black belt, Phil Cardella (through 2010). Christina is now the sole owner and primary instructor. She is an active competitor & instructs the women only & self-defense classes @ Relson Gracie Austin which started in September 2003. She holds several tournament successes since her start with Relson Gracie in November 2001, She has competed in Brazil, Hawaii , and the Mainland USA. Relson Gracie Austin is a long standing local Austin establishment. We have consistently put out champions on and off the mat. Our facility is clean, welcoming and professional. We have nearly 3,000sq.ft. of mat space & are open for training 7 days a week. Master Relson Gracie visits our academy on a regular basis and following the tradition of harboring a family atmosphere, he is able to see each student flourish over time. While many of our students actively compete in Jiu-Jitsu events, our mats are also home to many recreational practioners who simply enjoy training whenever they can get in. Our rates are the most reasonable you can find and we welcome new students every day. Come visit our academy and enjoy a free class to discover why Relson Gracie Austin Jiu-Jitsu Association is the Austin staple in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense.