Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well being.
The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program teaches the basic principles of effective fighting. Its structure condenses the diversity of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.
It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
– John Wooden
The Gracie Barra Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the Fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Black Belt Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students transition from one to the other by their own natural progression.
While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program focuses on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the student’s game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.
After a few months in the GB Advanced Program, students typically experience a deeper involvement in GB’s philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners, and more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.
Advanced Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach to incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and of course, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.