Benefits of Joining our Fundamentals Program

  1. Learn a solid foundation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the Fundamentals
  2. Increase focus, energy and concentration
  3. Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level
  4. Learn the GB Self-Defense System
  5. Become part of the GB Family
  6. Increase self-confidence
  7. Increase self-discipline
  8. Train at over 200 different locations in United States and 600 worldwide
  9. Free access to the school’s events and special classes


What does it take for an ordinary person to realize his or her own potential?

Top performing athletes and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. The practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows individuals to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition.

Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being.

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]


What comes after mastering the fundamentals? What is next on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?

The Gracie Barra Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the Fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Black Belt Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.

While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.

After a few months in the GB Advanced Program students typically experience a deeper involvement in GB’s philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.

Advanced Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and, of course, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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