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Gracie Barra Carrollton Instructors

The Gracie Barra legacy is one of many champions built by great Professors and Masters. Beyond the Jiu-Jitsu contest arena, lessons taught by our instructors have positively impacted the lives of hundreds of communities and thousands of people over the years.

Gracie Barra Instructors are held responsible to high standards of etiquette, instruction and philosophy set by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and the Gracie Barra Association. To maintain the integrity and focus on safety in our schools, all of our instructors are certified. Additionally, our instructors are all required to be CPR/Basic First Aid Certified.


Andre Gomes, born and raised in Brazil started training Jiu-Jitsu when he was 14 years old and after 12 years he earned his Black Belt from Otavio Peixotinho in Aparecida, Sao Paulo.
After 4 years living in Abu-Dhabi training the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces he decided to move to United States to accomplish his dreams. Since then Andre has competed and became champion of numerous tournaments.
Here is a list of some of his accomplishments:
  • World Master 2020 IBJJF
  • American National 2020 IBJJF
  • Houston Open 2020 IBJJF
  • Pan Ams 2020 IBJJF
  • Austin Open 2020 IBJJF
  • Dallas Winter 2020 JJWL
  • Austin Winter International Open 2019 IBJJF
  • American Nationals 2019 IBJJF
  • Dallas International Open 2019 IBJJF
  • Golden State San Diego 2018 NABJJF
  • 14TH North American Champion 2018 NABJJF
  • Dubai International Open 2017-2018 UAEJJF
  • World Championship 2009-2017 CBJJE
  • Dubai International Open 2016 UAEJJF
  • Sulamericano de Jiu-Jitsu 2014 CBJJE
  • Panamericano de Jiu-Jitsu 2013 CBJJE
  • World Pro Abu Dhabi 2014 UAEJJF
  • Brazilian Southeast 2009 CBJJE
  • Sao Paulo International Open 2013 CBJJE

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Professor Vinicius Draculino Magalhaes is the head instructor of Gracie Barra Texas and Gracie Barra – BH Schools.

With more then 17 years of teaching experience, he is a primary example of a man who is fully dedicating his life to his children ( Jade and Igor), his wife ( Monica), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie Barra and its members. Professor Draculino‘s personality, enthusiasm, integrity, charisma and leadership make the essence of GB Texas and GBBH and touch all those around him.

A great competition background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Wrestling and MMA qualifies him as one of the best featherweight competitors in BJJ history. He collects many titles such as a 4-time Pan American Champion, 1 time no gi Pan American Chamion- 2008, 2 Time Brazilian National Champion, 2 Time Silver Medalist at the World BJJ Championships, MMA Lightweight Champion and Abu-Dhabi veteran.

Besides these titles as a competitor, Professor Vinicius is considered one of the best instructors in the BJJ world. Among his students, you will find worlds, Pan Ams, national BJJ champions, more than 78 Black Belts, MMA and Grappling champions. Professor Vinicius is also a lawyer in Brazil, graduated in the UFRJ (Federal University of Rio De Janeiro), one of the top three law schools in the country.