Gracie Barra is the one of the largest, and most traditional, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organizations in the World. Our schools, Instructors, and competitors are present not only in the United States or Brazil, but also in South and Central Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
Founded in 1986, Gracie Barra grew to become renowned in the Martial Arts world. Unyielding commitment to excellence on teaching methods, cutting-edge programs, and focus on a balanced life style for our members, along with a bountiful collection of Championship titles, GB is considered by many the power house of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Each one of the over 300 Schools spread worldwide has the mission of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means for individual development going beyond the contest philosophy.
When asked, “What does Gracie Barra mean to you?” All of our students would have the same answer: A family. That is not fortuity. It is rather the result of life works of extraordinary individuals like count Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and GB Instructors who dedicate their lives to the realization of their dreams, and to the continuity of their predecessors’ legacies.
GB America in Irvine is a dream coming true. Opened since 2005, our school has acted upon the responsibility of being the Headquarters and the main teaching reference inside the GB Family. We now have hundreds of students of all ages, gender and backgrounds, building a diverse brotherhood committed to the life long journey of self mastery provided by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our website is a virtual extension of our school. Here you will find a bountiful amount of information about our programs, classes, the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and us.
If you are not yet a GB member, contact us to schedule your intro class. You too can benefit from the GB BJJ lifestyle!