About Gracie Barra Dana Point
Embrace the Legacy
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.
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.
4 Reason to
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
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.
Class isn't just about fighting; it's mastering principles for success. Apply them off the mats for balance and reaching your potential.
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.
Exclusive Trial Offer
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.
CHANGING LIVES ONE AT A TIME
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.
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
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.
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.
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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