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Welcome to Gracie Barra Harrogate!

The only official Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu academy in Harrogate.

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10 Reasons to Join

If you're wondering whether Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu is for you, we can give you ten reasons to give it a try! We're sure you'll love it!

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Training Etiquette

Gracie Barra outlines a strict training etiquette to ensure a high standard in every class. Read the rules of our academy here.

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Curriculum Programs

We teach the official Gracie Barra curriculum training programs including GB1 Fundamentals and GB2 Advanced.

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Kids Classes

Get your children involved in a sport that will keep them fit and healthy, and teach them discipline and respect.

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Why Train With GB Harrogate?

  • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • High-level instruction from experienced coaches
  • Work through the world-renowned Gracie Barra curriculum
  • Meet new friends
  • Learn an exciting new sport
  • Improve your fitness and mobility
  • We have a clean and safe training environment

Gracie Barra History

Gracie Barra is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association with over 600 schools on six continents.

The organization was founded by Carlos Gracie Jr, who was born on January 17 1956 and grew up heavily influenced by his family, especially his father Carlos Gracie Sr and his brother Rolls Gracie.

Gracie Barra Harrogate was established in October 2017 under the leadership of Professor Lewis Matthews. We offer world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Learn the basics of self defence and grappling techniques in our GB1 Fundamentals program.

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Work your way through our GB2 Advanced program to expand your BJJ skillset.

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Keep up your hard work and dedication to progress through the belt program.

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When you're ready, you can enter competitions to test your skills against other teams.


Work through the ranks

Team Members

Meet our instructors


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Purchase Gracie Barra Gear

Visit the official Gracie Barra shop to buy your gi, rashguard, shorts and apparel!

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