"We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy." – Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.
At the heart of the Gracie Barra Family’s extraordinary success over the years is our strong philosophy and mission as a group, a foundation which our masters laid many years ago, but is constantly being reinforced by the great people that make our community. Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art, and we have a vision of how it should be taught as a means for individual development going beyond the competitive realm. To achieve this vision, we must remember to come together as a family, always putting the team in front of the individual. For that, we will fight to the end for what we believe is right.
ADVANCED AND EXPERT
From the very beginning of Gracie Barra, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has had one goal in mind: Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone. For over 30 years, we have offered classes for adults that teach people of all backgrounds and skill levels the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Our structured curriculum is designed specifically to help you succeed during your training in the art of Jiu-Jitsu.
We offer a wide range of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes so students can choose the class that best suits their needs. We have three tiers of classes that address varying degrees of skill and knowledge.
They are as follows:
GB1 – This course can be thought of as Jiu-jitsu for beginners. This course teaches the fundamentals and principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as the skills you need to grow personally in a Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.
GB2 – Advance your Jiu-Jitsu knowledge during this course. Take your training beyond the fundamentals and begin to hone the principles you need to succeed, such as discipline, respect, commitment, and leadership.
GB3 – This programme is designed to help students achieve Black Belt excellence. At this stage, a student will begin applying what they learn during their Jiu-Jitsu training to everyday life.
Our adult Jiu-Jitsu programmes are designed with each student’s personal journey in mind. Your personal goals, such as fitness or self-defence, will be taken into account when you sign up. Our self-defence classes for men and women are a great way to practice real-world techniques while strengthening your mind and body. Gracie Barra students see improvement not only athletically, but also mentally as they incorporate Gracie Barra’s proven principles into their lives.
Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra are perfect for any adult who wants to learn a new skill in a safe, challenging, and family friendly environment. We offer programmes for all skill levels, so you can choose to focus on the fundamentals of BJJ or train to get your Black Belt.
KIDS AND TEENS
To excel in any endeavour, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. The Gracie Barra Kids Programme was created to provide children aged 3-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.
As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of GB Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school.
Our Our Gracie Barra Kids Programme is typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:
LITTLE CHAMPIONS 1: Ages 3-6
LITTLE CHAMPIONS 2: Ages 7-9
JUNIORS & TEENS: Ages 10-15