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Welcome to Gracie Barra Horsforth

"We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy." – Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.



What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction?

To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. The Gracie Barra Kids Programe is structured similarly to adult courses, with adaptations and modifications made to reach the different age ranges in the class. Children ages 4-15 are provided with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect. ​ 

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of childhood practice of Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school. We have developed a curriculum that is structured in a way that shows children and teens the value of routine, cooperation and self-awareness.





The GB¹ Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.



While the GB¹ Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the GB² 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.



The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The dynamic curriculum and classes build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts. It is in the GB³ Program that most students truly grasp that Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. Gracie Barra students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools.




Can a Jiu-Jitsu student learn more and learn faster? Is it beneficial to have one-on-one time with my instructor?

Receiving one-on-one time is essential to succeed in your Jiu-Jitsu training. Private Jiu-Jitsu lessons strengthen your skills and help you hone specific techniques that you learned in class. Private lessons are a great way to gain an edge over the competition and advance your abilities on a faster timeline than your peers. Your journey in Jiu-Jitsu is unique and the training shows different results for everyone, which is why it’s best to follow a personalized approach when learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu. At Gracie Barra, we not only offer comprehensive classes for all ages and skill levels, but also encourage our students to take part in a private training course to lock in what they have learned in class and further improve on their skills.

Private training gives you time to overcome problem areas with your instructor and reach critical breakthroughs where you might have had challenges before. Your instructor will provide personalised training based on your skill level so you can perfect your techniques and even advance beyond the rest of the class. 

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