WE ARE GRACIE BARRA
Gracie Barra is recognized as the most trusted and reputable name in the martial arts world, particularly in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The organization's values, BROTHERHOOD, INTEGRITY, DEVELOPMENT, commitment to excellence, and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu have been vital factors in establishing it as a leader in the martial arts community, including its presence in Southlake.
First in line, Mitsuyo Maeda, the Japanese with unparalleled skill, brought the gentle art to Brazil. Next, Carlos Gracie Sr., Maeda’s first student and the first Gracie to ever learn Jiu-Jitsu. Third, Hélio Gracie, Carlos’ brother and the best Gracie fighter of his time. Fourth, Rolls Gracie, is a true jiu-jitsu innovator and champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu philosophy. And finally, Carlos Gracie, Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra and the visionary of the JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE® project. It's our tradition of recollecting the lives of great Masters and practitioners, both as a mark of gratitude and appreciation and as a source of inspiration from which we may still learn.
At the heart of the Gracie Barra Family’s extraordinary success over the years is our strong philosophy and mission as a group, a foundation which our masters laid many years ago, but is constantly being reinforced by the great people that make our community. Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art, and we have a vision of how it should be taught as a means for individual development going beyond the competitive realm. To achieve this vision, we must remember to come together as a family, always putting the team in front of individual. For that, we will fight to the end for what we believe is right.
Gracie Barra has 13 locations in the state of Arizona. Our premium schools are designed to offer the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Instruction in a clean, friendly, and family-oriented environment.