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Martial arts training

Master the martial arts with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training

Martial Arts Training

Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, is one of the world’s most effective martial arts forms. BJJ combines the skill and focus of martial arts training with real-world techniques that can be deployed in competition and real-life self-defence situations. Founded in 1925 by Carlos Gracie, we have refined and improved our techniques to provide our students with a highly-rated training regime ideal for experienced martial artists and beginners alike. 

Jiu-Jitsu like other ancient martial arts has stood the test of time and developed over thousands of years. At Gracie Barra, we have taken these ancient teachings and developed a modern training structure that pays homage to our roots while developing BJJ for future generations. Our dedicated instructors and specialised training regimes provide students with strength, conditioning, fortitude, and spiritual development.


Martial arts are the perfect workout for body and mind. Our BJJ instructors teach students the importance of tactics, control, and planning with specialised ground fighting techniques to give you the upper hand. 

Along with the martial ability comes strength training and conditioning. We have developed specialised training programmes for all levels of experience. Our standardised methods have been used the world over and alongside our class structure, let you know what is expected of you and what you can expect to learn.

Training is fun and varied and provides you with countless benefits including improving your overall fitness level, mental fortitude, focus, discipline, and motivation. Martial arts is something people from all walks of life can benefit from, so if you’re looking to lose weight, want to develop your existing martial arts skills, add another string to your MMA bow or want to find focus and discipline, Gracie Barra BJJ is for you. 

While self-improvement is key, our training programmes also give you access to a rewarding social structure. The Gracie Barra brotherhood allows our students to find friendship, guidance, and camaraderie with fellow students and instructors. This helps build confidence and gives students an important community within which they can grow and flourish. 

Why Gracie Barra

Gracie Barra is a world leader in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. Our training programmes and ethos have been refined over decades and we welcome students of all ages and abilities. Join us today and you’ll find the martial arts form that’s right for you.

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"Be so strong that nothing can disturb the peace of your mind. – Carlos Gracie Sr."

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At Gracie Barra Nottingham and Gracie Barra Arnold, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement and the development of knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of life like a black belt.

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Why Gracie Barra

Our team of instructors are trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands at Gracie Barra Nottingham and Gracie

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