About Us

Welcome to Gracie Barra San Diego!

Gracie Barra is the one of the largest, and most traditional, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organizations in the World. Our schools, Instructors, and competitors are present not only in the United States or Brazil, but also in South and Central Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Founded in 1986, Gracie Barra grew to become renowned in the Martial Arts world. Unyielding commitment to excellence on teaching methods, cutting-edge programs, and focus on a balanced life style for our members, along with a bountiful collection of Championship titles, GB is considered by many the power house of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Each one of the over 500 Schools spread worldwide has the mission of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means for individual development going beyond the contest philosophy.

When asked, “What does Gracie Barra mean to you?” All of our students would have the same answer: A family. That is not fortuity. It is rather the result of life works of extraordinary individuals like count Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and GB Instructors who dedicate their lives to the realization of their dreams, and to the continuity of their predecessors’ legacies.

The Gracie Barra School of San Diego was founded in May 2016. Our school is the result of the effort of Prof. Alexandre Ogawa, a world Class Black Belt Gracie Barra team member.

We offer world-class level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for individuals, families, and Law Enforcement officials of San Diego and is a reference for fitness, character development, self-defense, martial art, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for the community of San Diego.

Gracie Barra is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial art, respect, and is looking for a well-balanced life-style. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defense, a busy business man looking for a stress relieving activity, a parent searching for an something to complement the education of your kids, or an experienced martial artist aiming for the further development of your fighting skills, come to the school.

We are sure you will find at our school an exciting and challenging place that will allow you to achieve your goals.

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The powerhouse of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Tradition Teachings
  • 600 Schools Spread Worldwide
  • Focus on Individual Development
  • Largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organization in the World
  • World Class Training for Individuals, Families & Law Enforcement Officials