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 the individual. For that, we will fight to the end for what we believe is right. We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy. – Master Carlos Gracie, Jr.
This unique fitness program is designed with the same principles and values we teach across our other Gracie Barra Programmes. Due to its versatility and all-encompassing health benefits, BarraFIT is recommended both for those currently practicing Jiu-Jitsu and also those who want to improve their physical well-being.
BarraFIT is the perfect addition to your fitness routine because it involves ergonomically safe moves you will need to complete the class. Our instructors help students get both the mind and the body in shape so you can achieve more than you ever thought possible. Our fitness classes are a natural addition to Jiu-Jitsu training and will help you build endurance and practice moves that can later be used in self-defense.
Our BarraFIT programme is a great way for new students to become acquainted with Jiu-Jitsu. Our fitness classes utilize the same principles and values used across our Jiu-Jitsu programmes. You will be introduced to the very basics of Jiu-Jitsu while getting in the best shape of your life.
Our fitness programme differs from others you will find at a local gym because we offer a variety of fitness moves to keep your workouts interesting. We also promote a sense of community that encourages all students to keep working toward their goals. The Gracie Barra brotherhood is a support system for students, which enhances your workout and helps you achieve more during each class. Besides an increase in your overall fitness level, you can expect benefits including mental strength, motivation, cooperation, focus, discipline and personal growth.