Welcome to Gracie Barra The Woodlands

We have been operating in The Woodlands area since 2007. 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.

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Gracie Barra The Woodlands

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.

Why MMA The Woodlands

We are a team and a family

We are highly respected in the Houston area for our coaches, training style, & our successful MMA and BJJ competition teams.

Safe. Friendly. No Egos.

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.

Great Customer Service

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.

Extensive Schedule

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.

5 Main elements

Gracie Barra programs are composed of


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

Training Methods

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).

Belt System

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

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.



Code of Conduct

Gracie Barra programs are composed of


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.

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