We have been operating in The Woodlands for 10 years and have changed and impacted many lives. We truly feel that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and our comprehensive martial arts training programs are the best in the business. We strive to provide training in a safe and clean environment that promotes a lifestyle of balance, friendship and commitment to personal growth through martial arts. Our programs have a structure and a purpose to supply you with the foundation and a plan for you to reach your personal goals, obtain a black belt or reach the level of a professional fighter.
While we do have members that focus on competition in BJJ and MMA the majority of our students train for all the great benefits that our programs create such as fitness, weight loss, self defense, new friends and belonging to a respected martial arts team.
A typical Gracie Barra student starts with an introductory class, where he or she will learn the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and afterwards enroll in the Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program.
After four (4) months of training and learning all the techniques comprising the Fundamental’s curriculum, the student will be recommended to join the Gracie Barra Advanced Program. With eight (8) months of training and experience, the student will have the maturity level and enough knowledge to enroll on the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program
It is in the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program where he or she will be exposed to all kinds of training dynamics, including MMA, BJJ No-Gi and high level BJJ-Gi, so that the student develops his or her own Jiu-Jitsu game, strategy and technique(s).
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art and everyone is capable of learning it and enjoying its many benefits. Gracie Barra Programs reflect more than thirty (30) years of Master Carlos Gracie ‘s teaching experience and have succeeded in improving the life quality, self-esteem, discipline and health of thousands of individuals around the world, as well as building some of the best BJJ fighters ever known.
We are highly respected in the Houston area for our coaches, training style, & our successful MMA and BJJ competition teams.
Safety is our number one priority! Our students have jobs, school and families and can’t afford to be injured. We make sure everyone can learn and train while protecting themselves and their training partners.
Our goal is to go above and beyond what you would expect from us. We are always looking for new ways to please our students and we really respect your feedback.
We are open 6 days a week and offer over 50 classes in BJJ, Muay Thai, Kids, Cardio Fitness and MMA. In addition to our large schedule feel free to train anytime our doors are open.
Set of coordinated techniques organized in the best possible way to facilitate students’ learning processes. All Gracie Barra curriculums are 16 weeks.
Pre-requisite: The minimum level a student must possess or have accomplished in order to enroll in a specific program
Specific drills and training practices designed to convert the knowledge represented in the curricula and taught by the instructor into knowledge and skills, insuring that the student is able to apply their knowledge and techniques under real circumstances (or under authentic conditions).
Hierarchical rank structure designed to represent students’ progress, according to their own potential. The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) ranking system is used for all Gracie Barra Programs.
All Gracie Barra students have the dream of becoming a black belt. However, this is not an easy goal and a lot of consistency and dedication is required. To fulfill the promise of facilitating students’ learning, Gracie Barra Programs are structured logically to keep students motivated to learn, practice and perform.
Minimum attendance required from the student so he or she can progress and be updated with the GB Curriculums.
The defined period of time during which the student learns the techniques that comprise the curricula using different training methods or appropriate instructional techniques.
“Great place for all to train. My family has been training here for over seven years. Great family atmosphere and great for kids.”
“An exceptional place with wonderful coaches. My kids have been working at this Gym for over a year now. No doubt that Janice and Alex (owners) know what they're doing.”
“I joined here 2 weeks ago to change my life and my habits. I'm happy I walked in the front doors of this place and signed up. I'm proud to be here!”
“They have built a culture you want to be apart of, a community that you’ll quickly feel attachment too and a sport that will never bring boredom or lack of excitement.”
“I highly recommend Gracie Barra the Woodlands because of coach Alex Morono. No other coach there comes close to being as effective at teaching the kid class.”
GB Instructors shall lead by example, kindness and care. The formal authority shall always and ever be supported by their moral authority built upon a positive, cooperative, and constructive attitude towards the students and other instructors.
GB Instructors shall teach a class as a privilege and never take it as a burden. Each class is the realization of a dream, the instructor life’s work. They must enjoy every minute of it and teach like it was going to be their last opportunity to change students lives for better.
GB Instructors shall constantly discipline the students and never punish them. They must make students understand that without discipline there is no mastery, neither in jiu-jitsu nor in life, and that without the willingness to sacrifice, excellence is just not possible.
GB Instructors shall nurture and reinforce a cooperative environment inside and outside the dojo. They must ensure that the competitive realm is restricted to tournaments as well as the competitor attitude. They must make the students understand that progress is not reflected on their ability to overcome a training partner or a competitive opponent, but rather reflected on their capacity to engage on a cooperative training experience where the winner is whoever learns more.
GB Instructors shall reinforce that students must act with warmth and equally toward one another, regardless of their differences in race, creed, gender, nationality, etc. The belt ranks hierarchy must be respected and the authority of the black belt sincerely recognized.
GB Instructors shall reinforce that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a life long journey with no ending point. Students must perceive the Black Belt as their minimum goal and that their progress represents an increasing commitment to their growth as BJJ practitioners and human beings.
GB Instructors shall understand their importance on student’s lives as role models, as well as their responsibility in bringing out the best each person has within.