WELCOME TO GRACIE BARRA
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 individual. For that, we will fight to the end for what we believe is right.
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.
A black belt is a white belt who never quits.
Carlos Gracie Jr.
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 at Gracie Barra Oval 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-defense, will be taken into account when you sign up. Our self-defense 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.
You will never forget your first class at Gracie Barra!
We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before schedule, as the class will start on time. When lining up to begin practice, you’ll notice the instructor has a precise plan for the class. This is standard. The class routine is always similar so you know exactly what to expect during each part of practice; the techniques change, though! You will learn over 100 technique combinations over four months so be ready for the journey! You’ll also find strong support from your peers. By the end of class you’ll be physically tired but mentally exhilarated. Don’t get too exhausted, though–we hope to see you back the next day! Remember, you can train as much as you want.
When the journey is more important than the destination, you have become a GB Black Belt
Gracie Barra has developed a unique set of classes to help introduce women to the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Join our community to learn the most effective self-defense techniques and improve your fitness routine in a safe, challenging environment.
Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Gracie Barra Programme Structure, our school offers a set of classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Gracie Barra Women’s Programme combines a comprehensive self-defense curriculum with emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack and escape situations.
The techniques are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none compared to classes offered in regular gyms.
Class is taught by a female instructor, Professor Natalia Carriello.
BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR WOMEN’S PROGRAMME
Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women
Increase focus, energy and concentration
Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
Become part of the “GB Family”
Train in over 860 different locations worldwide
Free access to the school’s events and special classes
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Kids and Teenagers Classes
Children and teens of all skill levels and abilities will benefit from Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra Oval.
Our Gracie Barra Kids Programme is designed to teach children self-discipline as well as providing a unique way to express themselves.
Our instructors are trained to interact and offer gentle correction for children and teens who practice the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Children over the age of three can begin their training, experiencing the true power of brotherhood and integrity.
Our GBK programme is structured similarly to adult courses, with adaptations and modifications made to reach the different age ranges in the class. Jiu-Jitsu classes for children begin with the building blocks that are needed to teach the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. We have developed a curriculum that is structured in a way that shows children and teens the value of routine, cooperation and self-awareness.
Gracie Barra is proud to offer Jiu-Jitsu classes that provide children of all ages real-world benefits. By practicing Jiu-Jitsu, children learn valuable skills they wouldn’t develop from other sports, including coordination, increased focus and concentration, self-defence, goal setting, confidence and fitness.
Practicing Jiu-Jitsu at our Gracie Barra school helps children and teens release their energy in a healthy and productive way. Our certified instructors teach children to focus their attention on one task at a time, honing their abilities and developing critical thinking skills. When children learn how to do this, they’ll see a gain in their overall fitness level.
The Gracie Barra Brotherhood provides kids and teens with a sense of community. We are organized like a team, but fight together like a family. This philosophy helps our students build trust and leadership skills with every class.
Gracie Barra Oval School helps children learn valuable life skills that can be used both in and out of the classroom.
By joining our Gracie Barra Oval team for Jiu-Jitsu classes, children can experience a fitness program like no other. Kids and teens alike will enjoy a boost in confidence, better focus and critical self-defense skills.
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There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.
Carlos Gracie Jr.
Private Jiu-Jitsu lessons at Gracie Barra Oval strengthen your skills and help you hone specific techniques that you learned in class.
Private lessons are a great way to gain an edge over the competition and advance your abilities on a faster timeline than your peers.
Your journey in Jiu-Jitsu is unique and the training shows different results for everyone, which is why it’s best to follow a personalized approach when learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu. At Gracie Barra, we not only offer comprehensive classes for all ages and skill levels, but also encourage our students to take part in a private training course to lock in what they have learned in class and further improve on their skills.
Private training gives you time to overcome problem areas with your instructor and reach critical breakthroughs where you might have had challenges before. Your instructor will provide personalized training based on your skill level so you can perfect your techniques and even advance beyond the rest of the class.
Receiving one-on-one time is essential to succeed in your Jiu-Jitsu training.
Private training also offers a variety of other benefits including, being able to learn at your own pace, reviewing techniques with a trained instructor, improving focus and confidence on the mat, perfecting skills and moves you learn in class, one-on-one attention to ensure you get the most out of your training, and results tailored to your individual goals and abilities
Private lessons in Jiu-Jitsu can help you gain a deeper understanding of the art and take your training to the next level. This is the preferred method of training for many of our champions who participate in competitions due to the personalized attention each student receives.
The one-on-one time you get during your private training is essential to learning of Jiu-Jitsu.
Our curriculum is designed to give you results tailored to your individual goals and abilities. With private training, you will see an improvement in your Jiu-Jitsu almost immediately.
Contact us today to learn more about private training opportunities available to you.