JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE®

JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE®

Gracie Barra Dana Point

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Gracie Barra Dana Point BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU SELF-DEFENSE

JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE®

Welcome to Gracie Barra Dana Point, your home for learning and experiencing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Join us in a journey of empowerment and self-defense, accessible to all through our “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone®” philosophy.

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At Gracie Barra Dana Point, we’re more than a martial arts school; we’re a welcoming community where everyone belongs. We are passionate about Jiu-Jitsu, focusing on top-notch teaching that fosters excellence and camaraderie.

When you join Gracie Barra, you’re joining a global family. Our students have access to a network of over 700 schools, top-quality Jiu-Jitsu gear, and a wealth of online resources. We believe in a balanced approach, enhancing both your physical health and mental well-being through Jiu-Jitsu. students at all levels are encouraged and challenged to reach their full potential with programs that engage and inspire.

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Gracie Barra Dana Point Wins Gold 2024!

Gracie Barra Dana Point is proud to be voted the Best Martial Arts School in the 2024 Best of Dana Point competition. This prestigious award recognizes our commitment to excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu education, provided in a family-oriented environment by world-class instructors. Our school embodies the spirit of respect, discipline, and perseverance, offering programs for all ages and skill levels. Join us to experience the Gracie Barra difference and be part of a community where champions are made.

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OUR PROGRAMS

We offer everything from Jiu-Jitsu classes for children and adults to Jiu-Jitsu inspired fitness classes, including self-defense classes for both men and women.

Our Foundational Ethos

The Unique Heartbeat of Gracie Barra Dana Point

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Our Mission

Our mission is to nurture a community of strength, respect, and integrity through the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional training and fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

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Our Vision

We envision a world where the principles of Jiu-Jitsu extend beyond the dojo, inspiring individuals and transforming communities. Our aim is to be a beacon of positive change and empowerment for all ages.

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Our Values

We uphold the values of respect, resilience, and camaraderie, central to our martial art's spirit. These principles guide every class, interaction, and the journey we share at Gracie Barra Dana Point.

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Bringing Families Together on the Mat

Family Time, Redefined

At Gracie Barra Dana Point, our Family Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to bring families closer through the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This program not only focuses on teaching the fundamentals of self-defense and physical fitness but also strengthens family bonds by learning and growing together. In recognition of the value we place on family learning, we’re proud to offer a special family discount, making it more accessible for entire families to join our community. It’s a perfect blend of fun, learning, and togetherness, all at an exceptional value.

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BROTHERHOOD, EXPANSION, INTEGRITY

The principles of Jiu-Jitsu are the guidelines that lead to a lifestyle that benefits the practitioner in all aspects of their life.

My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of BJJ 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.

-Founder of Gracie Barra
Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

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Pathway to Profound Growth

The Gracie Barra Difference

Gracie Barra Dana Point champions a unique journey from white to black belt, making Jiu-Jitsu a lifestyle. Our “GB Programs” structure ensures seamless progression, with each class building on the last. Under Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s philosophy, students find more than just self-defense and martial arts—they discover a path of profound personal growth.

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KIDS ANTI-BULLY CLASSES

Confidence and Skill

At Gracie Barra Dana Point, we champion children’s well-being through our focused anti-bullying program, utilizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s core principles to build confidence, respect, and resilience. Our training goes beyond self-defense, encouraging kids to counter bullying with assertiveness, empathy, and physical and mental fortitude. In our nurturing community, young members learn the power of solidarity, creating safe spaces for everyone. Join Gracie Barra Dana Point in empowering your child to navigate life’s challenges with courage and respect.

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GET FIT WHILE LEARNING MARTIAL ARTS

Fitness, Strength and Flexibility

At Gracie Barra Dana Point, unlock the holistic benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for your fitness and flexibility. Our comprehensive sessions offer intense full-body workouts, amplifying strength and cardiovascular endurance. Beyond self-defense, the art’s fluid motions enhance flexibility, ensuring agility and injury prevention. Experience this physical transformation with us, boosting your energy and promoting a dynamic lifestyle. Step into Gracie Barra Dana Point, and let each class carve a path to a stronger, more agile you.

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Community & Friendships

At Gracie Barra Dana Point, stepping into our dojo means entering a community where friendship and solidarity are fostered. Within our supportive environment, you’ll form bonds with peers and mentors, sharing challenges and triumphs alike. Every sparring session deepens these connections, creating a network of companionship rooted in mutual respect and common passion. Our inclusive ethos embraces all, building a family that thrives on diversity and a shared love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Here, amidst the camaraderie and high-fives, you realize you’re not alone on your journey. Gracie Barra Dana Point isn’t just a dojo; it’s where friendships are forged.

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Confidence and Safety through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Self Defense

At Gracie Barra Dana Point, self-defense is a cornerstone of our training, providing members with practical techniques and the confidence necessary to navigate dangerous situations. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on using leverage and strategy over sheer power, allowing for effective neutralization of threats regardless of one’s size. Our training also fosters a keen sense of awareness, helping individuals anticipate and avoid potential dangers. Join us to not only learn martial arts but to gain essential tools for personal safety and assurance in everyday life.

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Our Student

TESTIMONIALS

Bobby Nassiri
Bobby Nassiri
2024-02-27
I have trained at so many martial schools for the past 25 years. Most very good however Gracie barra Dana point has something special that I have never experienced. Both the instructor and students at this school make it feel like home. Everyone is treated like family, treated with respect and accommodated no matter what level they are at on their jiu jitsu journey. The vibe is like no where else.
Julie Smith
Julie Smith
2024-02-26
My son has been practicing jiu-jitsu here for about a year and a half and we love it! He enjoys learning all the self-defense moves and it helps him get some energy out. His behavior outside of class has also improved since introducing these lessons. We love the staff, they make it fun for the kids while still imposing good discipline and structure.
Stacey Regan
Stacey Regan
2024-02-22
Our 13 yr old son LOVES Gracie Barra Dana Point! He has had such a positive experience training there. The team is so supportive , he has learned great discipline and respect and truly looks forward to going twice a week.
Rob McLeroy
Rob McLeroy
2024-02-21
Gracie Barra Dana Point is a great place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Professor Fernando and his team of Professors and coaches create a family-like environment for all levels from beginners to competitors.
Tracy Lewis
Tracy Lewis
2024-02-21
It's a Great Place to Learn Brazilian Jiu JItsu! I was no kid when I started but Professor Fernando and all the coaches went out of their way to keep me and everyone in the class safe and make it an enjoyable experience! I was in my 60’s when I started and enjoyed 10 wonderful years there before family matters encouraged a move out of state but I thought so highly of it my adult daughter trained with me and one of my granddaughters trains there currently. The facility is clean and the instructors are both talented and patient which is a rarity in this world It’s easy to be one or the other but both are a real gift. You will get out of it what you put into it but they teach you to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations and it’s a valuable skill in the world we live in now!
Andrew Wadlington
Andrew Wadlington
2024-02-21
I have been training at grace barra here in Dana Point for the past 3 years my experience at grace barra has been incredible I go there every Monday and Thursday night with a big smile on my face because I have the most amazing training partners they teach me a lot of moves they make me feel happy
Masao Parsons
Masao Parsons
2024-02-21
Gracie Barra Dana Point has been an integral part of my childhood! I have developed strength, discipline, and a sense of contributing to my community. I have a second family at Gracie Barra Dana Point and feel so grateful that I’ve had so many years with Professor Fernando and Coach Paula. I highly recommend putting your kids in Jiu Jitsu for all of its benefits including confidence, self-defence and knowledge!
Ariel Gonzalez
Ariel Gonzalez
2024-02-21
Everyone is super friendly and helpful when learning new moves
Steve de la Torre
Steve de la Torre
2024-02-19
I've been to many martial arts and jiu jitsu schools and Gracie Barra Dana Point is by far the best. Even amongst other Gracie Barra's, GB Dana Point is far and above the best for instruction, atmosphere and friendly welcoming environment. My daughter and I both train here and their kids program is incredible. Professor Fernando and Coach Paula do an excellent job instilling confidence and discipline in the kids. My daughter loves coming here and your kid will thrive here as well. We love GB Dana Point!
Richard Macias
Richard Macias
2023-10-08
My nephew goes here and the professors are amazing!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a unique martial art based on ground fighting and grappling. It emphasizes the art of controlling one’s opponent through techniques that force them to submit. Beyond self-defense, BJJ offers profound benefits, including improved physical fitness, mental fortitude, increased discipline and confidence, and a deep sense of community and camaraderie with fellow practitioners. It’s a journey of personal growth that challenges and rewards students in many aspects of their lives.

Not at all! Our classes are designed to accommodate students of all skill levels. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced martial artist, our instructors will help you progress.

Safety is our top priority. While any sport carries a risk of injury, our instructors are trained to maintain a safe environment and teach techniques that reduce the risk of injury.

No need to worry about a gi (traditional Jiu-Jitsu uniform) for your first class—we’ll provide a clean one for you to use. Just come in comfortable, loose-fitting sportswear. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, a towel, and a positive attitude, ready to learn and have fun!

It’s easy! Just contact us through our website, phone, or drop by our school. We’ll sign you up for a trial class so you can experience what Gracie Barra Dana Point has to offer.

Absolutely! You’re welcome to watch any of our regular classes. It’s a great way to get a sense of our teaching style and community atmosphere.

Yes, we do! Our kids’ program welcomes children from ages 3 and up. We believe it’s never too early to start! In classes ranging from toddlers to teens, children learn discipline, respect, and self-confidence in a supportive environment that values teamwork and personal growth. Our skilled instructors are experienced in working with young individuals, ensuring that each child’s experience is positive, safe, and appropriately challenging.

We offer various membership plans to suit different training frequencies and budgets. After your trial class, we’ll discuss the best option for you.

Definitely. BJJ is a full-body workout that improves strength, flexibility, and stamina. It’s also great for mental health, helping to relieve stress and boost confidence.

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