my first class was great. Dani was very good at training me and the vibe of the group is very motivating.
Christine McDonald April 9, 2021
Great place - great people - great training! Thank you Professor Ale for welcoming me to the team
Ashley Nichols December 7, 2020
Amazing school with a great professor
Brian Ross July 24, 2020
This school has great people from Prof's to coaches through to students. everyone here is here to help, encourage and empower you to be successful. We have visited from Australia and this school is as welcoming to visitors as it is to its own people.
Karen Page March 7, 2020
Great Place to Train !! Clean and friendly!
Johnny K Stein June 25, 2019
Professor Alexandre Ogawa is a phenomenal instructor! he teaches you the technique's part by part and breaks it down. I can tell he cares for his students and loves his job! I'm glad I'm part of this team and like a 2nd home! OSS
Edwin Sol Rey April 15, 2019
Professor Ale, Daisy and the team here are fantastic !!!
One of the cleanest schools I've ever been to and the atmosphere is incredible!
I can't recommend it enough. Bring the whole family along
Sean Fong January 26, 2019
Best place in San Diego to do jiu jitsu. For you or your kids.
Bárbara Dourado January 6, 2019
Great school to learn Jiu Jitsu for your kids and yourself. Professor Ale Ogawa is a great teacher and wonderful mentor. He created a great family atmosphere and because of that I treat everyone there like they are part of my family. Come in and take a class, you will be glad you step through the doors.
Laurence Gross December 26, 2018
Best teachers, best message..a slam dunk
Alison Scott-Walton October 4, 2018
Great school with a family friendly environment. Professor Ale does a fantastic job in his instruction whether that be for the beginner or the advanced student. I highly recommend Gracie Barra San Diego.
Seth N Leslie Connors September 5, 2018
What a welcome! I live in Sydney in Australia and was visiting San Diego on business for a couple of weeks. I went to GB San Diego to see if I could train while away from home and could not have been made more welcome. Professor Ogawa is a brilliant teacher and the people I trained with could not have made me feel more welcome. I would not hesitate to make this my "home" academy if I were living in the San Diego area.
Tim Mercer-Cook February 2, 2018
Loved it. Hope we can join soon! Professor was great with the kids.
Bobby Rife January 23, 2018
Prof. Ale and his students are top notch! I look forward to visiting again next time I find myself in California.
PE Fitch January 16, 2018
Great School with the best staff in the area !!! Excellent Family environment !!
Reginaldo Almeida January 10, 2018
Ogawa Sensei is an INCREDIBLE Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Instructor !!! His martial art skills are equally matched by his kindness and genuine willingness to help you understand the concepts and technical aspects behind the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills he teaches. I enjoyed learning from him so much that I decided to bring my 5-year old daughter to their child lessons and she LOVES attending them!I'm a swim coach and I know how important it is to help a child master skills and developSelf-confidence, so that they can go on to become strong-minded individuals. I could not ask for a better instructor or role model for my daughter. Ogawa Sensei's positive attitude and reinforcement are things that I value highly, especially since it is helping my daughter's self-confidence flourish. Definitely stop by and check this place out! I did and after they gave me a free Introductory lesson, I haven't stopped coming back!
Angel Barrientos December 17, 2017
What an amazing school. I train in the Los Angeles area and was in San Diego on business this week. I decided to go down to Gracie Barra San Diego and get some training in while I was away from home. I was blown away at how real and genuine professor Ale 'and the rest of the students were. They welcomed me with open arms and I got some great training in. If you are in the area and looking for a real Bjj school, look no further.
Clode Moradi November 16, 2017
Great gym, great staff, & great environment. I can't imagine having our grandsons train at any other gym, this gym is special! Very family friendly with a positive atmosphere. It's been a blessing and privilege having our grandkids train with a great leader, mentors and coaches at Gracie Barra Carlsbad. Thank you Professor Aaron and staff for welcoming our family to the gym and training everyone to be competitive champions on and off the mats!
Mildred Yap Vela April 28, 2017
Amazing place, amazing people, and lots of fun. A professor is a wonderful teacher for both kids and adults
Tiziana d'Agostino February 9, 2017
No better way to fly ... this is life changing training that can give so many benefits and a positive influence to you life. Beyond that, the greatest staff, a true family amongst students and Professor Ogawa, discipline, and a means to total wellbeing as set forth by Master Carlos, Jr. Did I mention they give the first class free?
Rick Krukowski January 5, 2017
World class, great camaraderie instructors are amazing
Andres Jimenez January 5, 2017
From the moment I started here I felt like I was home professor is very knowledgeable and truly loves teaching I highly recommend stopping by and taking a class
Manuel Esco Escalante December 31, 2016
Gracie Barra San Diego is the top school to learn the Art of BJJ from. Some of the best skills I have seen, in Professor Alexander, are the core of Master Carlos Gracie, Jr's total life training program. I would not want to train any where else. Thank you Master Carlos, William, and Prof. Alexander.
Rick Krukowski December 14, 2016
I'm so glad we found this place. Professor Ale is fantastic with all the kids. Teaches confidence and discipline. Love the kids and the parents are very friendly. Lots of fun for all !!!!
Lenore Fritzenkotter December 9, 2016
I had the opportunity to train here while traveling. I have to say I felt very welcome here and I had some great training partners !! I felt like I was visiting family which is how it is supposed to be! I would recommend anybody in the area to visit this academy! Professor showed some great technique and related it all to self-defense!! Oss !!!
Amberlee Cuaresma November 8, 2016
Simply amazing. Come in and find your inner strength.
Siaosi Veimau September 22, 2016
I love all the staff, Professor Ale is very kind and friendly to the kids, we couldn't have made a better choice! 100% recommended. Older kids help the little ones and everyone seems to be very respectful and kind!
Adriana Ida Fulchini-Pruitt September 3, 2016
Parabéns Professor Alexandre Ogawa! Muito sucesso na Gracie Barra San Diego!
Rodrigo Frezza April 23, 2016