Professional Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in the heart of Leeds

Unleash Your Potential
Through BJJ

Improve your confidence, fitness, and mental health all while having fun through the fastest growing martial art in the world at the best BJJ academy in Yorkshire. 

Professional Brazillian Jiu Jitsu in the heart of Leeds

Unleash Your Potential
Through BJJ

Improve your confidence, fitness, and mental health all while having fun through the fastest growing martial art in the world at the best BJJ academy in Yorkshire.

Our Community

Is for those who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their teammates and believe that they can be better tomorrow than they are today.

We Focus on

People who want to learn in a safe family-friendly environment whilst pushing themselves beyond their perceived limits.

Our Promise

We promise to see you as an individual. You will have goals that challenge you and have the support to achieve them.


Why Try Jiu Jitsu at GBRL?

At GBRL we focus solely on and specialise in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We are a premium, professional academy, bringing martial arts into the modern era for adults and children equally.

Beginners Experience at GBRL

Beginners Experience "Random BJJ"

Anti-Bullying Jiu Jitsu Program

the Gift of Martial Arts

Your child will develop many skills through the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Find out everything about our Little Champions & Juniors and Teens program along with our 5 step process to help them become more confident, resilient and disciplined


Our Reviews

At GBRL we believe everyone should have a voice and so we consistently give our members an opportunity to give feedback.

We are always looking for ways to improve and re-invest in our academy to give you the best Jiu Jitsu experience possible.

Rated Excellent 5/5 Based on 150+ reviews

Facilities are outstanding, would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants to learn BJJ for fun, fitness or competition.
I’m very new in my BJJ journey, but GBRL is the only place I can imagine continuing it. Wish I started earlier, I can’t say enough good things about it!
I was always apprehensive starting jiu jitsu as a female but my doubts soon disappeared. Would recommend BJJ and the academy to everyone.
Amazing set up, great atmosphere and brilliant place to not only learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu but also great life skills too. My son loves his classes...
I have taken part in a few different martial arts for most of my life and can happily say GBRL is the most friendly and welcoming club I've joined.
The coaches go above and beyond what is the standard of Jiu Jitsu school. If you’re looking to get into BJJ, self defence, martial arts I highly recommend Gracie Barra.

What our members have to say?

Check out this short video of Professor Mike answering the top 5 questions people ask before they start Brazilain Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

The Top 5 Questions

Absolutely! We’re passionate about ‘Jiu JItsu for Everyone’ and can scale or adapt any technique to suit everyone’s needs. 

For inspiration and reassurance check out this video

Reorg Jiu Jitsu – Mark Ormrod

Our adult classes last for 60 minutes with our kids classes reduced in duration depending on age. 

All of our classes include a thorough warm up, self-defence technique, sport Jiu Jitsu techniques and specific live training.

Our more experienced team members also gain access to separate live training classes which can vary in duration. 

Contact us to find out more about all the programs we offer.


We’re committed and passionate in providing a safe place for you and your family to train and connect with others. 

For that reason we have put together the following hygiene & health promise which goes beyond recommended guidelines and aims to inform and protect us all.

Our Hygiene Promise? 

Just like everything in life, you get out what you put in. 

We understand however that with increasingly busy lives, time is precious. 

We believe, through many years of experience, that a minimum commitment of 2 training sessions per week is needed to see consistent results and improvements.

At Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds our instructors have over 35 years of experience in martial arts.

As part of the Gracie Barra family each instructor must complete an annual Instructor Certification process which includes enhanced DBS and Sports First Aid. 

We also love Jiu Jitsu and pride ourselves on providing the best training, facilities and instruction you’ll find in our city!

No.  We specialise in Brazilain Jiu Jitsu. 

No.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a modern martial art by comparison and therefore has developed techniques and fused disciplines to ensure its effectiveness for self-defense.

We won’t teach you anything that doesn’t work.

You’ll put all of the things you’ve learned into practice in each and every class.

Is BJJ Like Traditional Martial Arts?