Why Brazilian jiu-jitsu
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frequently asked questions
No of course not, it’s our job to help you improve your fitness, overall health and confidence. Our warm up is consistent and scalable and provides a gauge to your fitness improvement. They say the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the next best time is today.
We understand some women may feel more comfortable training in same sex classes initially and for that reason we do offer one women’s only class each week. We find that most of our female members enjoy training in our mixed classes however once their confidence improves – contact us to discuss this with a member of our team.
Great, welcome to the team! We use a fantastic app which enables our members to book onto the classes they wish to attend in advance. It takes seconds. Our kids members are scheduled into age appropriate classes to provide parents and kids with much needed routine
Yes! Our academy was fully refurbished in late 2020 prior to opening and now boasts separate spacious changing areas with showers. We also offer a range of other amenities and facilities designed to make your Gracie Barra experience as positive and memorable as possible. Check out our blog describing all of our new facilities
BJJ is different from more traditional martial arts in that promotions aren’t solely based on one’s ability to regurgitate movement or technique. We believe that a student’s ability to execute efficient technique on a competitive opponent is the true test of their ability as this closely replicates a self-defence or combative situation. Professor Mike was awarded his Black Belt after 8 years of consistent training but it is widely accepted that 10 years is the average amount of time. One thing is for sure….if you don’t start today it’ll take you one day longer!
Yes. We offer bespoke private training classes and programs for individuals and small groups. We also offer Jiu Jitsu to professional sports teams and law enforcement upon request. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements
Of course, we love to meet people who have trained before and you’ll be a welcome addition to our team. We allow non-members to purchase a drop-in class pass up to a maximum of twice per month. If you plan on training more often with us then a full membership will be the best option for you. Contact us for more details.
We know that for competitors, choosing a place to train and develop is a key decision. All of our instructors have competed nationally and internationally and therefore are able to provide you with the kind of training you need. In addition, by joining the Gracie Barra family we are able to provide access for you to train alongside other GB competitors and world champion athletes…who knows, you may even earn the right to join our GB Ambassador program. Contact us to find out more.