GBK1 (Ages 4 – 8)
Our GBK1 program focuses on developing a young athlete’s motor skills in combination with their discipline and listening skills. Along the way in the start of their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, they learn valuable life lessons in the mat that are applicable to their overall development.
GBK2 (Ages 9 – 14)
Our GBK2 program focuses on anti-bullying, self-defense, and sport Jiu-Jitsu, which is more recreational than traditional Jiu-Jitsu. By this age, kids tend to be more aware of how their body movement and functions; therefore, we can progress to start introducing to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and concepts.
Furthermore, this is a great time to get a young one exposed to the competition world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Competition is a great strength of ours, and although no particular skills are required, there is some basic knowledge and a minimum amount of training time that a child needs in order to compete.
Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Gracie Barra Program Structure, our school offers a set of classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
As a martial art created to allow the smaller individual to defeat the larger, BJJ is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to protect themselves while simultaneously getting fit. The Gracie Barra Women’s Program 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. Classes specially designed for women like Rape Prevention, BJJ Conditioning and social outings are added benefits to the ordinary GB activities and create a strong bond between the members of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Women’s Team.
FUNDAMENTALS (Ages 15 and Up)
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.
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.
ADVANCED (Ages 15 and Up)
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.