Beginners BJJ? Where does it begin? What are the principal qualities of a great fighter? What does it take for an ordinary person to realise to his or her own potential? 


Although this is where you will begin your BJJ journey this programme is not the “beginners” class and is attended by all belt levels. Our GB1 programme has been updated and improved upon year after year. Starting with Fundamentals 1.0 we are now on 4.0, as Jiu-jitsu is an ever evolving art constant updates are needed to stay ahead.

However there are core Fundamental principles and concepts to fighting that never change. Our GB1 Fundamentals programme is designed to teach those core principles, ideas and movements in a safe, enjoyable and also quick manner.

Following a constant 16 week cycle you will re-discover, adapt and pick up new details and techniques that make all those core principles and concepts come together. 

You will gain knowledge and experience results that go beyond strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. You will begin to be able to read fighting like a book. Understanding why the tiniest of movements can have the biggest effects. 

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Programme 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.

  • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level
  • Learn the GB Self-Defense System
  • Become part of the GB Belfast Family
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Free access to the Gracie Barra school across the world.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for anyone, including you!

See a little bit of our Fundamentals Programme in action:


Welcome to Gracie Barra Northern Ireland, the only official Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club in Northern Ireland and the largest and most successful BJJ club in Belfast.

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