The Gracie Barra Association is a global organization formed by more than 600 BJJ schools that hold the mission of training body, mind, and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction as a means for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the competitive realm. At Gracie Barra, the principle of efficiency, the core of BJJ, is not restricted to a general principle behind the practice of self-defense techniques, but serves as a moral beacon that guides the behavior of each and every Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner – instructors, and their students.
Message from Master Carlos Gracie Jr
“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”. ~ Master Carlos Gracie Jr. (Founder)