JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE®

JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE®

Gracie Barra Dana Point

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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JOIN GRACIE BARRA DANA POINT

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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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Gracie Barra Family

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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CHANGING LIVES ONE AT A TIME

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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. 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.

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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