Gracie Barra is my second home, with the instructors and students being my extended family. Besides fostering a close team and family environment, there’s a friendly and collegial attitude among the staff eager to share the many facets of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you’re a competitive fighter looking to train with the best athletes, a person seeking to learn some self-defense, or someone desiring to get into shape to live a healthier lifestyle, Gracie Barra can be the place for you. This is the school to learn BJJ directly from the top sources. As the North American headquarters, you’ll have opportunities throughout the year to learn from and train with many experts – BJJ champions (e.g. Marcio Feitosa, Flavio Alemida, and Otavio Souza) and Gracie family members (e.g. Master Carlos Gracie Jr., Kayron Gracie, and Ronis Gracie) – all the humblest individuals. Leave your ego behind when you enter the academy doors – this special school is about sharing, training, making friends, and helping each other to reach their diverse goals.