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Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone
  • 16033 N. 77th St. Suite B Scottsdale
  • Scottsdale AZ 85260 United States
  • 717-0222

Why Choose Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Why Gracie Barra?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu schools aren’t created equally. Much of this is due to the level of instruction that students will receive at a particular academy. McDojos exist in every martial art style. These schools tend to focus heavily on turning a profit than providing students with proper instruction. Many of these schools ensure promotions to the next belt level for a certain amount of money. Many schools can also become one of these because they’re forced to promote students to keep them enrolled.

gracie-barra-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-scottsdale-maricopa-az-belt-rank-information-blogThere have even been incidents of unqualified jiu-jitsu instruction at different schools.  One UFC gym was recently criticised for hiring a fake black belt to teach jiu-jitsu classes. Gracie Barra goes to great lengths to ensure this doesn’t happen. Instructors are certified, as black belts go through a certification program. The curriculum taught at Gracie Barra academies are also standardized. Students receive the same baseline instruction regardless of which GB academy they walk into.

Gracie Barra has over 400 locations worldwide. Every Gracie Barra student has the ability to walk into any Screen-Shot-2012-09-10-at-11.07.42-AMGracie Barra academy and train. The curriculum is structured for student convenience.  This doesn’t mean you will get exactly the same lesson every time.  Each location may provide its own unique flair to techniques due to the instructors style of jiu-jitsu and teaching method.

Gracie Barra believes in the philosophy that jiu-jitsu is for everyone!  They offer a variety of different programs that will accommodate for your level.

Variety of Programs


barra fit imgPerfect for current Yoga, MMA, Kickboxing, Crossfit practitioners looking for a holistic workout to supplement their current fitness program. BarraFIT offers a series of Jiu-Jitsu inspired programs that will enhance your practice and get you in the best shape of your life. Check out descriptions of the programs here; BarraFIT Flow, BarraFIT Strike, BarraFIT Performance, BarraFIT Drills, BarraFIT Self-Defense.


Barra Premium

Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 7.28.38 AMThe Barra Premium membership combines our Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and our BarraFIT programs. Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Jiu-Jitsu for everyone. Whether you’re a veteran black belt or a first timer, Gracie Barra classes are designed to be fun and fulfilling for all levels.


Red Shield Founder

People who are familiar with Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu, know that it is more than a fitness solution. It is a way of life. The people you train with, become family that you can count on outside of the Gracie Barra gym. Knowing what Gracie Barra stands for, as we are building Gracie Barra Scottsdale, we wanted to offer pre-registered members more than just a discounted membership fee or a free uniform. We wanted to give our founding members something they can be proud of. That’s when we came up with the idea of Red Shield Founder membership. The following Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs fall under our Red Shield Founder Membership.

Future Champions

The Future Champions program at Gracie Barra is geared towards children from the ages of 3-15. In this program, they learn fundamental jiu-jitsu, along with values such as discipline and respect. These two qualities are critical in the development of kids.

Fundamental Program

In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, fundamental techniques are used from white belt to black belt. They will be the basis for your entire jiu-jitsu career. Similar to the way you learn basic addition and subtraction, which eventually leads you to calculus. This program takes someone with no jiu-jitsu experience and show them basic fundamental techniques.

Advanced Program

The advanced program builds on fundamental techniques and shows students how to begin to flow with their jiu-jitsu.  Students develop smoother transitions in technique and begin to gain a deeper understanding of Gracie Barra’s philosophy and the jiu-jitsu lifestyle.

Black Belt Program

The road to a black belt in jiu-jitsu is neither easy or short.  It can take well over a decade and few students ever reach the level of black belt.  These classes expose the student to cutting edge techniques and variations that they will not see in other classes.

No-Gi Classes

What is no-gi jiu-jitsu? It’s jiu-jitsu without the gi (duh). No-gi jiu-jitsu techniques are similar modified, because practitioners are no longer able to hold on to the gi. This forces students to utilize hooks and different techniques in order to submit an opponent. Since students lack the ability to grip the gi, no-gi jiu-jitsu tends to be a lot quicker paced and utilizes many fundamental jiu-jitsu techniques, which are often used in mixed martial arts.

Regardless of your reason for trying Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Gracie Barra has a class for you.

Learn About Gracie Barra Scottsdale
Gracie Barra is opening a new school in Scottsdale, AZ — one of many schools coming to Arizona, and the second in the state of Arizona. If you are interested in trying Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Gracie Barra Scottsdale you can email Or check out our Red Shield Founder or Barra Premium Memberships for the chance to become a part of Gracie Barra Scottsdale history. The first 50 members will save $100 and get a free uniform, and become a part of our history.
-Patrick J. Flores
@patjflores @bjjfotos

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