Welcome to Gracie Barra Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Jacksonville

Gracie Barra is a global organization formed by more than 600 BJJ schools. The mission of each of our schools is to train the body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction as a means for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit – going beyond the competitive realm.

Since inception, the GB Family has been in constant growth. Under the leadership of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., Gracie Barra has evolved from one small school at the suburb of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, to the #1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in the world, forming a community of thousands of individuals on five continents.

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Call Us: (904) 716-8600

What People Are Saying

  • “Two of my children train here and they love the academy, since day one the staff made all of us feel like family. For us it is the best jiu-jitsu academy in Jacksonville FL.”

    Luz Espinoza
  • “My son started at GB Jax as a very timid 4 year old. After just a few sessions, he began to break out of his shell and show self-confidence. From day one, the instructors grabbed his attention and haven’t lost it yet!”

    Kristin Spinner
  • “Amazing coaches, super invested in your well-being and growth. Everyone here treats me like family. They have taught me so much over the years, respect, honesty, persistence, and ingenuity. It’s one of the best places on earth.”

    Elizabeth Diane Sturgeon
  • “My daughter has gained lots of confidence and gained self-defense experience. Signing her up to be a part of the GB Jax team has been an amazing and rewarding decision. She loves training here.”

    Tanya Lopez
  • “Joining Gracie Barra was one of the greatest decisions of my life. I came in to this weighing 300 pounds, today I am sitting at 240. On top of all that, I know how to defend myself!”

    John Karam
  • “GB Jax fosters a family environment while teaching vital self-defense skills. I truly enjoy my time here and the folks of GB Jax that make up the academy.”

    Ian Rocha
  • “Great place, people and environment. No egos here just lots of folks willing to teach, learn, share their expertise and help to make each other better. Professor Roberto is an outstanding instructor that truly does care about his students’ growth. The instruction is structured and coordinated in such a way that you know what is going to be taught and how to properly apply the techniques, rather than being all over the place and nonstructural. I highly recommend this school to anyone that had thoughts about perusing BJJ as a hobby, a competitor or just to get fit while at the same time learning the best self-defense techniques as well as healthy lifestyle. I suggest you check out all the schools and do your research and then come to Gracie Barra South sit in and watch a class (or even take advantage of a free one), and you will see why Gracie Barra the ranked the best school out there hands down”

    Damon Mauro
  • “We could tell from the moment we walked in that this was the place for our girls. This school goes beyond our expectations. The professional, patient, thoughtful, kind, fun instructors and staff made us feel like family. The facility has everything we need, it’s clean and has plenty of space for training and spectators. The billing system is easy and overall runs like a well-oiled machine. The classes are fun but firm and conducive to learning for all ages. This sport and school is by far the best in our opinion, teaching our kids leadership, patience, strong work ethic, paying attention to detail, respect, and comradery, all the things that will help build a strong adult prepared for the world. We are so happy we found our BJJ home!”

    Tom and Lindsay Bibla