"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.
All Instructors are ICP Certified complete with background check and CPR certification.
Proudly serving our community since 2011.
Located in the center of beautiful
Over 2,100 square feet of mat space and state of the art facilities are kept clean and ready for classes.
“My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of Jiu-Jitsu while respecting the essence of our art. My students are an extension of my family. I want each one of them to achieve their personal best while helping spread Jiu-Jitsu. We must do that honoring the traditions and efforts of those who came before us.” – Carlos Gracie Jr.
Professor Bryan Waltz
Started BJJ in 2000
Black Belt Second Degree under Professor Roberto "TUSSA" Alencar under Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
Professora Vanessa Wexler
Started BJJ in 2003
4X Master World Champion
Pan American Champion
First & only female BJJ Black Belt in Colorado Springs
Started BJJ in 2000
Professor Jeremy Wynia
3X Master World Champion
Coach Daniel Sandoval Brown Belt
Coach Paul Melcher Brown Belt
Coach Casey Pratt Brown Belt
Coach Kevin Giddens Purple Belt
Coach Mike Costa Purple Belt
Professor Itacio Lisboa
Black Belt Fifth Degree
Classes 7 days a week
This program teaches basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of JiuJitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning. Experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. Remaining true to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being.
Advaned classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and, of course, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
No Gi is grappling without the traditional uniform, instead you wear shorts and a rash guard. In no gi you practice the art of grappling without the leverage of grips on clothing. This class incorporates wrestling, sambo, and Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
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 continued childhood practice of GB 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.
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 Program was created to provide children with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.
Benefits for Teens include:
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1360 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909, United States