Brotherhood, Integrity & Development

In a lifetime dedicated to the growth and development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has always guided his efforts and actions by the values of brotherhood, expansion, and integrity. Simply stated by himself:

“My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of Jiu-Jitsu 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.” – Carlos Gracie Jr.

The values and principles that build Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s personal philosophy have defined to a great extent the culture of Gracie Barra. The table to the right summarizes each one of Carlos’ core values and how they have impacted Gracie Barra as an organization:

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Everyone is welcome to come and train, from ages 6 – 80 + No matter your fitness level, previous experience, or age, you will find a fun and safe environment to learn new skills and make new friends.

Classes are taken by Graham Keys, Northern Ireland’s first ever BJJ black belt, who trained under the esteemed Braulio Estima, four-time IBJJF World Champion, ADCC World Champion, European Champion, Pan-Am Champion, and Brazilian National Champion.

If you would like to know more about BJJ, then why not come on down for a free, no-obligation 14 day trial, and see for yourself how BJJ can change your life.

If your aim is to get in shape, learn how to defend yourself, or simply meet new people, then BJJ is for you!

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