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About Gracie Barra Dana Point

Discover Our Story: Getting Started at Gracie Barra Has Never Been Easier!

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Embrace the Legacy

Excellence in Jiu-Jitsu, Commitment to Personal Growth

Established in 2009 by the esteemed Professor Flavio Almeida, Gracie Barra Dana Point stands as a beacon of top-tier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. Serving Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, and San Juan Capistrano, we cater to a diverse community, from individuals and families to Law Enforcement Officers.

Step into our newly refurbished state-of-the-art facility, where every corner is designed to foster physical fitness, instill character, and hone self-defense skills. Upholding the esteemed Gracie Barra Program Structure crafted by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., we strive to create an environment that embodies discipline, respect, wellness, and balance.

Whether you’re an individual aiming for better physical fitness, a parent intent on enriching their child’s life skills, a professional looking for a relieving break from routine, or a seasoned martial artist keen on sharpening your prowess, Gracie Barra Dana Point welcomes you.

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Our ethos goes beyond martial arts; it’s about crafting a lifestyle that values wellness, respect, and personal growth.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey with us? Reach out for a complimentary Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu introductory session.

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Jiu-Jitsu with GB offers a genuinely thrilling path to improve your fitness.

Jiu-Jitsu, like human chess, beats gym boredom. Our students turned to it for engaging workouts, burning calories, and learning self-defense—it's a win-win

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At GB Dana Point, we're dedicated to supporting your journey of learning and growth.

At GB Dana Point, you'll become part of our dedicated team. Our instructors, staff, and fellow students create a friendly yet challenging environment that motivates everyone to excel.

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GB Fighting Techniques: Practical Beyond the Mats, Ready for Real-Life.

Class isn't just about fighting; it's mastering principles for success. Apply them off the mats for balance and reaching your potential.

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Gracie Barra Dana Point: A Family-Focused Environment

Unique to our schools is a family-focused approach. Gracie Barra combines Jiu-Jitsu excellence with a welcoming environment for everyone - men, women, and children, making it a perfect place for family activities.

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Redeem your free class trial today and experience the transformative power of Jiu-Jitsu for you or your kids in a community dedicated to personal and physical growth.

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Professor Flavio Almeida

Prof. Flavio Almeida

Founder, GB Dana Point

BJJ Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt Professor Flavio Almeida started training martial arts when he was 12 years old, through karate. He followed in his brother, Ricardo Almeida’s footsteps and began practicing jiu-jitsu under the Gracie Barra family.

Professor Fernando Nassif

Prof. Fernando Nassif

BJJ Rank: 2nd degree Black Belt

Professor Fernando Nassif, jiu-jitsu is more than a martial art; it is a way of life! Professor Fernando started training jiu-jitsu at the age of 13 in São Paulo, Brazil

Coach Paula Guedes

Coach Paula Guedes

Purple Belt

Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Paula is our Gracie Barra Dana Point Barra Fit coach. Coach Paula has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy and is extremely dedicated to the sport and to helping others.

Prof. Michael Castellini

Prof. Michael Castellini

BJJ Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt

Professor Michael Castellini started grappling as a high school wrestler. After graduation he quickly transitioned to Jiu-jitsu under the guidance of Professor Flavio and Professor Felipe.

Prof. Vivi Almeida

Prof. Vivi Almeida

BJJ Rank: Black Belt

Prof. Vivi Almeida grew up in Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro Brazil, which is also where Gracie Barra was founded. Jiu-jitsu has always been a major part of Prof. Vivi’s life.

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