THE MOST PREPARED TEAM OF TEACHERS IS HERE
At Gracie Barra Heights we strive to help students get the most out of their training, and we only engage true champions to teach you. This is our main differential.
Jiu-Jitsu has become one of the most popular martial arts in today’s world. It’s forum of mixed martial arts has attracted millions across the globe to emerge in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
No other name in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more associated with it than The Gracie’s. The Gracie’s have done more for the sport than any other contributing party. Members of the family such as Royce Gracie introduced the sport to the world in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and it has become a staple of the sport ever since.
“The values and principles – Brotherhood, Expansion, Integrity – that build Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s personal philosophy have defined to a great extent the culture of Gracie Barra.
BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS
Techniques you can use outside the mat
A journey in learning smooth and enjoyable
GB COMMUNITY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER
Learning is smooth and enjoyable
The class structure is the trademark of Gracie Barra Schools. Classes start on time and adhere to a standardized curriculum and class structure. As a student, you know up front what is expected of you and have a clear understanding of what to expect from your instructors and training partners. The consistency of this structure combined with the creativity and innovation of our devoted instructors blend perfectly to facilitate your progress.
Committement to your progress in learning
The folks at GB Sugarland make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.
A truly exciting way to get fit
Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.
GB Fighting Techniques will be useful outside the mats, in real-life situation
You don’t come to class just to learn how to fight. You also work hard toward mastering the underlying principles that allow you to succeed on the mats. When applied to your life off the mats, these principles can bring more balance to your routine and help you reach your true potential.
Jiu-jitsu is a great martial art whose benefits include building self-defense skills.
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The best marcial arts program is here at Gracie Barra Heights
TRAIN WITH CHAMPIONS
A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive. Our team of instructors are trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.
Black Belt World Champion
4 x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
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PRIVATE TRAINNING: learn faster
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is like any other sport or activity: your progress is a consequence of how hard and how smart you work. Group classes are the best proven way to teach Jiu-Jitsu, since the diversity of training partners creates more and different challenges allowing a student to improve more quickly. However, private classes are definitely an essential complement that no serious Jiu-Jitsu student should do without.
The individual attention and approach that a 30- or 60-minute session with one of our instructors provides can and does lead to significant improvement in a student’s Jiu-Jitsu game flow.
It is highly recommended that all students take at least one private lesson per month to review techniques and address specific challenges in his or her BJJ game flow.
Benefits of Joining our Private Training Program
Gain a better understanding of specific areas of your BJJ game flow
Set goals and work towards them
Get individual attention
Gain access to a customized curriculum
Enjoy sparring with your instructor
Rise above your training plateaus
Speed up your learning
Make up for missed classes
GB3 BLACK BELT PROGRAM
The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.
The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s Jiu-Jitsu game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.
It is in the GB³ Program that most students truly grasp what they’ve been told since being White Belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs gain new meaning as their Jiu-Jitsu game flow is defined.
Gracie Barra students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.
GB1 FUNDAMENTALS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
The Gracie Barra Heights Fundamentals Program teaches the basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.
Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well being.
GB2 ADVANCED BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Advanced Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and, of course, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.