Gracie Barra Dana Point

Gracie Barra Dana Point

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Begin Your Transformation at Gracie Barra Dana Point

Experience Wellness, Skill, and Resilience, One Lesson at a Time

In 2009, Gracie Barra Dana Point emerged under Professor Flavio Almeida, quickly becoming a hub for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Dana Point and surrounding communities. Our state-of-the-art, newly upgraded academy is a sanctuary for those seeking physical health, personal growth, and self-defense skills, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds. Classes adhere to the proven Gracie Barra Program Structure by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., fostering a balanced lifestyle infused with discipline and respect.

Our inviting atmosphere is not just about training—it’s about progress, camaraderie, and the well-being of our members. Whether you’re starting your fitness journey, searching for stress relief, eager to learn self-defense, enhancing your child’s discipline, or honing martial arts skills, Gracie Barra Dana Point is dedicated to supporting your goals.

Start your transformative journey with our Free Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Introductory Program. Your path to empowerment begins here!

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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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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.

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