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Training programs to cater for you level of experience and development.
We are proud to offer three different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programmes based on your ability! Beginners will start in our fundamentals programme, progressing through to our advanced programme, finishing in our Black Belt Programme.
All of our classes follow a defined class structure and curriculum, ensuring a variety of techniques are taught while incorporating techniques from different grappling styles such as wrestling, judo and, of course, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
At Gracie Barra, we have 3 black belt coaches, ensuring you learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu safely, with coaches that have been learning the sport for years.
Our Fundamentals Program teaches basic principles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, through core fundamental positions along with moves that can be used for self defence to protect yourself.
Students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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.
Our Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.
At the end of class, you’ll engage in live training drills that are exciting and fun. Every training partner will present you with a unique challenge that requires strategic thinking to effectively deal with it.
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.
Black Belt Program
The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure.
The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s BJJ game flow by exposing them to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.
It is in the Black Belt Program that most students truly grasp what they’ve been told since being white belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs, gain new meaning as their BJJ game flow is defined.
Gracie Barra students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.
"Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to BJJ. I've gained 8lbs of muscle mass and I'm in the best shape of my life. I've met and become friends with a great group of guys."
"This is the best martial arts discipline I have ever been involved with. I'm glad I took up BJJ and really made a great decision with Gracie Barra here at Irvine just off the I-5."