Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs

The Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs consist of three main stages of development for students: the Fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Black Belt Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels, and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.

Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs give you principles to help you fight the daily battles of life, like weight loss, stress, relationship issues, and self-confidence. Our Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs help you learn how to think through problems more constructively than you did previously, on and off the mats.

The team at Gracie Barra Carrollton supports you in your quest for self-improvement. You can improve yourself with every single session, through training techniques and participating in live training, along with your partners and coaches.

Children’s Future Champions Program

To excel in any endeavor, an individual must possess a strong set of values and a solid character to give him or her the perseverance to achieve his or her goals set. The Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program called Future Champions provides children ages 3-15 with an environment that gives them the experience and understanding of core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.

The Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu Future Champions Program 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 Gracie Barra Brazilian 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.

Our Future Champions Program is subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

  • Little Champions I (3-6 years old),
  • Little Champions II (7-9 years old)
  • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old)

Gracie Barra Carrollton Future Champions Jiu-Jitsu Classes

The first time you come to our school, you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your child have enough time to prepare for practice. We always begin class on time, and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. One of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.

There is no losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn. – Carlos Gracie Jr.

Benefits of Joining our Future Champions Program
  • Your child’s social skills will improve.
  • Your child’s self-confidence will strengthen.
  • Your child will have a better understanding of goal-setting and how to work towards them.
  • Your child will learn the Gracie Barra Self-Defense System.
  • Your child will have increased focus, energy and concentration.
  • Enjoy significant gains in your child’s overall fitness level.
  • Your child can train in over 100 different locations in the United States and 400 worldwide.
  • You will receive free access to the school’s events and special classes.
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Women’s Self Defense

Why should a female be part of Gracie Barra?

Aside from all classes offered in the Adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Programs, our school offers a set of classes designed to introduce women to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

As a martial art designed to allow the weaker to defeat the stronger, BJJ is a perfect fit for women who are interested in learning how to protect themselves ? and who wouldn’t be, right?

The Gracie Barra Women’s Program combines a comprehensive self-defense curriculum with emphasis on drills that simulate realistic attack and escape situations.

The techniques are complemented by a strong fitness component that is second to none compared to classes offered in regular gyms.

Classes specially designed for women like Rape Prevention, BJJ Conditioning and social “get togethers” are added benefits to the ordinary GB activities and create a strong bond between the members of the “Gracie Barra Pink Team.”

A black belt is a white belt who never quits. ? Carlos Gracie Jr. 

Benefits of Joining our Women’s Program
  • Learn how to protect yourself from most common attacks
  • Develop awareness and self-confidence to deal with typical assaults against women
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Enjoy significant gains in overall fitness level
  • Become part of the “GB Family”
  • Train in over 100 different locations in United States and 300 worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

One in six girls will be subjected to sexual assault in their lifetime. ? RAINN

You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating for women, this class is definitely not intimidating. You will find a group of girls, some of them wearing a pink GB uniform, who are excited to be there and excited to have you there. The instructor will run several basic drills and after a few classes you will catch up with the rest of the group. Once you master the basics you will really enjoy the intensity of a class based on effective self-defense techniques and real life scenarios.

Fundamentals Program

The Gracie Barra Carrollton Fundamentals Program teaches the basic principles of effective fighting, and anyone can learn. Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills.

The Gracie Barra Carrollton Fundamentals Program structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques into core fundamental moves, combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning and progress.

Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. The practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu helps individuals understand these principles through an exciting process: a combination of instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra Carrollton students experience improvement in their focus, energy and general well-being.

Gracie Barra Carrollton Fundamentals Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Our Fundamentals class routines are always similar, and our instructors prepare precise plans for every class. The routine will be the same, but the techniques you learn will be different. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before schedule, as we always begin class on time.

In our Fundamentals classes, you’ll be welcomed by a strong support group, consisting of your peers and your instructors, who are dedicated to your progression through the Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs. At the end of each class, you will be physically tired, but mentally exhilarated. You will never forget your first class at Gracie Barra!

Don’t get too exhausted, though — we hope to see you back the next day! Remember, you can train as much as you want.

Advanced Program

While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the 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.

After a few months in the Gracie Barra Carrollton Advanced Program, students typically experience a deeper involvement in the Gracie Barra philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners, and more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.

Gracie Barra Carrollton Advanced Jiu-Jitsu Classes

As a new student or someone who is moving up from Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Fundamentals Program, you’ll find the Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Advanced Classes are perfect for taking your jiu-jitsu to the next level.

The Advanced Program 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 Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

At the end of classes, 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.

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

Benefits of Joining Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Advanced Program
  • Learn the most effective take down techniques adapted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  • Develop transitions between Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques.
  • Experience further improvements in overall fitness level.
  • Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  • Start shaping your jiu-jitsu game flow by working with your instructors on your favorite techniques.
  • Step up to participate in Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions.
  • Train in over 100 different locations in United States and 400 locations worldwide.
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes.

Black Belt Program

The Gracie Barra Carrollton Black Belt Program is the final program in Gracie Barra’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.

Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Black Belt Program students are role models at our school. The responsibility of sharing Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques and training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. Our black belt students play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.

Gracie Barra Carrollton Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu Classes

The Gracie Barra Carrollton Black Belt Program classes further develop students’ Brazilian jiu-jitsu game flow by exposing them to cutting edge jiu-jitsu techniques and technique variations. When you enroll in black belt classes, you can be sure of one thing: you will train a lot!

Our dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, build a challenging, yet safe environment for students to progress from blue belts to black belts. Practice typically lasts two hours, and although you are welcome to rest or leave early if you feel like it, our instructors will encourage you to stay until the end of the class.

It is in the Gracie Barra Carrollton Black Belt Program that students truly grasp what jiu-jitsu is: an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always lead to new challenges. Arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs take on new meaning in our Black Belt Program. The No-Gi classes also add an extra element of challenge and helps students improve balance and control, enhancing their overall skills.

There is no losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn. – Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

Benefits of Joining Gracie Barra Carrollton’s Black Belt Program
  • Define your Brazilian jiu-jitsu game flow.
  • Learn cutting-edge Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques.
  • Achieve greater physical fitness.
  • Train with the most talented training partners at Gracie Barra Carrollton.
  • Train for two hour training sessions.
  • Begin developing your jiu-jitsu teaching skills.
  • Train at over 100 different locations in United States and 400 worldwide.
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes.

Private Training Program

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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is like any other sport or activity: your progress is a consequence of how hard and how smart you work. Group classes are the best proven way to teach Jiu-Jitsu, since the diversity of training partners creates more and different challenges allowing a student to improve more quickly. However, private classes are definitely an essential complement that no serious Jiu-Jitsu student should do without.

The individual attention and approach that a 30- or 60-minute session with one of our instructors provides can and does lead to significant improvement in a student’s Jiu-Jitsu game flow.

It is highly recommended that all students take at least one private lesson per month to review techniques and address specific challenges in his or her BJJ game flow.