Welcome to Gracie Barra
Located in the Ballard area of Seattle, WA
When asked, "What does Gracie Barra mean to you?" All of our students would have the same answer: A family. That is not fortuity. It is rather the result of life works of extraordinary individuals like count Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Marcio “Mamazinho” Lauder, and people like us who are dedicating their lives to the realization of their dreams and to the continuity of their legacies.
We at GB Ballard invite you to come in and check out our school. Anyone can benefit from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our student base is comprised of individuals of all ages, gender and backgrounds. All levels of experience and fitness are welcome – whether you’re looking to get into shape, build confidence, learn self defense or improve your BJJ and MMA skills, we offer a safe, friendly environment and excellent instruction tailored to the specific needs of the class.
Our website is just a virtual extension of our school. Here you you find tons of information about us, our programs, our classes and our sport. If you are not yet a GB member, contact us to schedule an intro class. You too can benefit from the BJJ lifestyle.
~ Professor Micah Reyes (Head Instructor)
Message from Master Carlos Gracie Jr
"At the heart of the Gracie Barra Family's extraordinary success over the years is our strong philosophy and mission as a group, a foundation which our masters laid many years ago, but is constantly being reinforced by the great people that make our community. Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art, and we have a vision of how it should be taught as a means for individual development going beyond the competitive realm. To achieve this vision, we must remember to come together as a family, always putting the team in front of individual. For that, we will fight to the end for what we believe is right".
~ Master Carlos Gracie Jr. (Founder)
Free Intro Lesson!
Call Gracie Barra Ballard (206) 214-6406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about our academy and to schedule your free intro lesson!
Gracie Barra Mission Statement
"To train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the 'winning-losing' or 'contest' philosophy."