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Jiu-Jitsu Is for Everyone

regardless of age, skill level, or physical condition. Everyone who practices jiu-jitsu evolves day after day

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Practice Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra, register in the form, and welcome to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. No matter your age or skill level.

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Jiu-Jitsu Is for Everyone

regardless of age, skill level, or physical condition. Everyone who practices jiu-jitsu evolves day after day

REGISTER HERE

Practice Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra, register in the form, and welcome to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. No matter your age or skill level.

WELCOME TO GRACIE BARRA

We offer a wide range of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes in Saint Augustine , 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.

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.

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ABOUT US

CARLOS GRACIE JR.​

 My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of BJJ while respecting the essence of our art. My students are an extension of my family. I want each one of them to achieve their personal best while helping spread Jiu-Jitsu.

We must do that honoring the traditions and efforts of those who came before us, Gracie Barra is a worldwide community of Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students and athletes. Our organization is built by over 1000 schools in six continents. 

ALEXANDRE "CAFÉ" DANTAS

Our head professor is a black belt 6th degree under Master Carlos Gracie Jr., 5 times IBJJF World champion, 7 times IBJJF Pan Ams champion, 2 times World no gi champion, US Martial Arts Hall of Famer, UFC veteran, ADCC Brazil champion with more than 26 years of experience teaching Gracie Jiujitsu for kids and adults and Certified self-defense instructor for Law Enforcement. Beside his career at martial arts, professor Café is Graduated in Law, Master in Law, PhD in Political Science. He had also worked as an attorney at law and as a university teacher.

COACH JR

I’ve been training BJJ since June 2018. I work in sales for the manufacturing market. I started to train Jiu Jitsu for exercise and weight loss. While training I wanted to challenge myself in competition, so I began competing. Jiu Jitsu has helped me achieve the brotherhood aspect I miss from the military and given me a way to fulfill my competitive drive. Training has been a great way to start my day. I enjoy the 6am class most.

If you are interested in training come and give us a visit at GB St. Augustine

JULIANA "TINKERBELL"

Professor Juliana is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 1st degree, who has dedicated the past 13 years of her life to practicing Jiu-jitsu.
Her journey into this incredible martial art began when she was a troubled youth, frequently bullied at school. Possessing a strong and energetic personality, she struggled with focus and constant movement, which led her to Jiu-jitsu. She began competing as an athlete and has achieved success in multiple tournaments.
Through the practice of this art, she cultivated confidence and self-control. It has instilled in her a profound understanding of the importance of nurturing both body and mind. Most significantly, it has empowered her with the knowledge and skills to defend herself if ever the need arises. She’s passionate about empowering women through Jiu-Jitsu most specifically creating a environment where women feel welcome, heard and safe to train

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nicole martin
nicole martin
2024-05-04
Dropped in from out of town for a class and had a great time! Coach even veered the class at end to something that I told him I struggled with at my recent competition. Great instruction, people, & place. Thanks again!
Jose Travez
Jose Travez
2024-04-22
Great time, amazing coaching and a fantastic workout! I highly recommend this gym to everyone. See you there!
Juliana Gassaway
Juliana Gassaway
2024-04-17
I have been at many others Jiu-Jitsu schools before but I really like GB St. Augustine, great accessible location with many shops nearby. Top notch instructors who really care about the students! I just moved to area and I'm so excited!
Joe R
Joe R
2024-04-16
Gracie Barra St. Augustine is by far the best jiu jitsu and self defense academy in the St Augustine and St Johns area. World Class professors and coaches that are inviting to all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner that wants to learn self defense or lose weight, a practitioner that just wants to continue to grow and learn, or a high level competitor, this is the place for you! A clean facility for you and your family to learn a beautiful art and be part of the most supportive community around. Thank you to the staff of Gracie Barra St Augustine for what you do for our town!
Jacob Sapp
Jacob Sapp
2024-04-12
What a great environment to begin or continue your Jiu-Jitsu journey. Great clean space. Very positive and inviting environment. Tremendous professors and coaches that are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and encouraging. Kids classes as young as 4, adult classes and women only classes! Regardless of your age or skill level you should definitely check out Gracie Barra Saint Augustine!
Dionathan Santos
Dionathan Santos
2024-04-12
This place is perfect for starting your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. It is beginner-friendly and great for kids, helping to boost confidence and prepare for life.

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BENEFITS

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques. It emphasizes leverage, technique, and strategy to overcome opponents of various sizes and strengths.

No, you do not need to be in peak physical condition to begin training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ itself is a great way to improve your fitness level. Our classes are structured to accommodate different fitness levels, and our instructors will help you gradually develop strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Yes! Many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies offer specialized programs for children. BJJ can benefit children by teaching them discipline, self-confidence, respect, and practical self-defense skills in a safe and controlled environment.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly effective for self-defense because it focuses on ground fighting, where many real-life altercations end up. BJJ techniques allow individuals to neutralize and control opponents without relying on size or strength, making it suitable for individuals of all ages and body types.

While it’s common for BJJ academies to provide loaner or rental equipment for beginners, you will eventually need to invest in a few essential items. These typically include a BJJ gi (uniform), a mouthguard, and protective gear like knee pads or rash guards. Your academy can guide you on the specific requirements.

The frequency of training can vary depending on individual goals and availability. For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a few classes per week to build a solid foundation. As you progress, you can gradually increase training frequency. Consistency is key, so aim for a balance that fits your schedule and allows for recovery.

Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu utilizes a belt ranking system to signify a practitioner’s progress and skill level. The traditional belt colors are white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Each belt requires a certain level of proficiency, time in training, and demonstration of technique and knowledge. Advancement in belt rank is typically determined through regular evaluations conducted by qualified instructors.

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+1000 SCHOOLS ON SIX CONTINENTS

Gracie Barra is a worldwide community of Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students and athletes. Our organization consists of more than +1000 schools

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+1000 SCHOOLS ON SIX CONTINENTS

Gracie Barra trains over 600 black belts around the world. 

A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive.

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EXPERIENCE

 A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands at Gracie Barra. Since 1986

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With over 1000 schools, Gracie Barra is considered the most trusted martial arts academy in the world. With a family friendly atmosphere and world class instructors, we have everything you need to succeed.