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Jiujitsu for Everyone

Looking for a place to learn effective martial arts in Harrogate?
Welcome to Gracie Barra Harrogate! We are your local professional martial arts academy, teaching high level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to men, women and children.

Our mission is to support you or your child’s development. Whether you are looking to gain confidence and learn to defend yourself, chase a national championship, develop a more resilient and disciplined character, or kick the gym in search of something more engaging, we can help you!

Every person’s Jiu Jitsu journey is different, but we believe in the Jiu Jitsu for Everyone philosophy and as such our growing community is a home to members of all ages from 4-64!

Getting started is easy!

All you need to do is book a FREE trial through our website, and one of our team will call you for a short consultation to introduce ourselves, identify the most suitable programme for you, and then schedule you in!

Still not sure? Read our members’ reviews here, or read our comprehensive list of FAQs!

WHAT’S ON AT GB HARROGATE?

 

🔺 WEEK 9 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 9 of our curri...
🔺 WEEK 9 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 9 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺 WEEK 9 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 9 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
#tbt to those happy times when we could all gather! We are looking forward to...

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#tbt to those happy times when we could all gather! We are looking forward to more of this! 🔴
#tbt to those happy times when we could all gather! We are looking forward to more of this! 🔴
Congratulations 🥳 to @vegans.of.anarchy on his 3rd Stripe on the blue belt t...

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Congratulations 🥳 to @vegans.of.anarchy on his 3rd Stripe on the blue belt this week. . Phalana is an integral part of the coaching team at @gracie_barra_harrogate . . He has completed his Instructor Certification Training and coaches in our GBKids programme, as well as being a fully qualified yoga instructor leading our BarraFit Flex classes (yoga for Jiu Jitsu) . A well deserved promotion! Keep up the good work 🥋 🔴 . #bluebelt #harrogate #promotion #graciebarra
Congratulations 🥳 to @vegans.of.anarchy on his 3rd Stripe on the blue belt this week. . Phalana is an integral part of the coaching team at @gracie_barra_harrogate . . He has completed his Instructor Certification Training and coaches in our GBKids programme, as well as being a fully qualified yoga instructor leading our BarraFit Flex classes (yoga for Jiu Jitsu) . A well deserved promotion! Keep up the good work 🥋 🔴 . #bluebelt #harrogate #promotion #graciebarra
🔺 WEEK 8 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 8 of our curri...
🔺 WEEK 8 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 8 of our curriculum!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺 WEEK 8 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 8 of our curriculum!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺Development 🔺 . Development is one of our core values @graciebarra 🥋🔴 . ...
🔺Development 🔺 . Development is one of our core values @graciebarra 🥋🔴 . The mission is to improve lives through Jiu-Jitsu and help our students achieve their goals, ultimately becoming better versions of themselves 📈 . Surround yourself with people on the same path as you. People that inspire you, and will lift you up! . We are products of our environment . #graciebarra #gbharrogate #development #harrogate #jiujitsu
🔺Development 🔺 . Development is one of our core values @graciebarra 🥋🔴 . The mission is to improve lives through Jiu-Jitsu and help our students achieve their goals, ultimately becoming better versions of themselves 📈 . Surround yourself with people on the same path as you. People that inspire you, and will lift you up! . We are products of our environment . #graciebarra #gbharrogate #development #harrogate #jiujitsu
🔺 WEEK 7 🔺⁠ ⁠ ⁠Check out what we have planned for you in week 7 of our curr...
🔺 WEEK 7 🔺⁠ ⁠ ⁠Check out what we have planned for you in week 7 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺 WEEK 7 🔺⁠ ⁠ ⁠Check out what we have planned for you in week 7 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺Win the grips, control the exchanges, Win the fight 🔺 . #bjj #graciebarra ...

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🔺Win the grips, control the exchanges, Win the fight 🔺 . #bjj #graciebarra #gbharrogate #brazilianjujitsu #harrogate
🔺Win the grips, control the exchanges, Win the fight 🔺 . #bjj #graciebarra #gbharrogate #brazilianjujitsu #harrogate
🔺What is your WHY?🔺 . We all have our reasons for wanting to start Jiu Jits...

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🔺What is your WHY?🔺 . We all have our reasons for wanting to start Jiu Jitsu. When you ask this question, the usual answer may be to learn self defence, to loose weight and get fit whilst learning a new skill or maybe partake in competition. Even a combination of them all. Jiu Jitsu certainly ✅ those boxes! . BUT what people don’t often expect or see, is what keeps most people training is the amazing camaraderie and community that is forged during those arduous training sessions and mental battles ⚔️ . Those times when your training partners pick you up, dust you off and help spur you on to keep challenging yourself, the permission to keep failing without consequence until you get it right. . This constant exposure to controlled adversity, forcing adaptation and strengthening our resilience, fosters the #growthmindset . The benefits of which reach far beyond the mats. . This is the real WHY of Jiu Jitsu🥋 . #graciebarra #harrogate #whatisyourwhy #jiujitsu
🔺What is your WHY?🔺 . We all have our reasons for wanting to start Jiu Jitsu. When you ask this question, the usual answer may be to learn self defence, to loose weight and get fit whilst learning a new skill or maybe partake in competition. Even a combination of them all. Jiu Jitsu certainly ✅ those boxes! . BUT what people don’t often expect or see, is what keeps most people training is the amazing camaraderie and community that is forged during those arduous training sessions and mental battles ⚔️ . Those times when your training partners pick you up, dust you off and help spur you on to keep challenging yourself, the permission to keep failing without consequence until you get it right. . This constant exposure to controlled adversity, forcing adaptation and strengthening our resilience, fosters the #growthmindset . The benefits of which reach far beyond the mats. . This is the real WHY of Jiu Jitsu🥋 . #graciebarra #harrogate #whatisyourwhy #jiujitsu
🔺 WEEK 6 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 6 of our curri...
🔺 WEEK 6 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 6 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
🔺 WEEK 6 🔺⁠ ⁠ Check out what we have planned for you in week 6 of our curriculum! ⁠ ⁠ #graciebarra #harrogate #selfdefence #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdevelopment #startnow #mondaymotivation⁠
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OUR CURRICULUM

GB Harrogate’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum offers classes for anyone, no matter what your age, gender, fitness, or skill level. Read below to learn more about our curriculum.

OUR CURRICULUM

GB Harrogate’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu curriculum offers classes for anyone, no matter what your age, gender, fitness, or skill level.
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GB1 – Fundamentals

Our beginners class teaches the most important parts of Jiu Jitsu, allowing students to build a strong foundation on which to develop.

GB2 – Advanced

This program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the student’s game flow, deepening their understanding of Jiu Jitsu.

GBK – Kids

Give your kids the confidence of being bully-proof – Jiu Jitsu teaches practical self defence in a safe, fun environment.

GB1 - Fundamentals

Our beginners class teaches the most important parts of Jiu Jitsu, allowing students to build a strong foundation on which to develop.

Find out more

GB2 - Advanced

This program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the student’s game flow, deepening their understanding of Jiu Jitsu.

Find out more

GB - Kids

Give your kids the confidence of being bully-proof – Jiu Jitsu teaches practical self defence in a safe, fun environment.

Find out more

WHY CHOOSE JIU JITSU AT GB HARROGATE?

Practical Self Defence

Boost Self Confidence

Learn to problem solve under pressure

Join a community and make new friends

Competition

Improve your fitness

De-stress!

Improve your Health

GB HARROGATE – JIU JITSU FOR EVERYONE

Rob Kemp
Rob Kemp
21:53 15 Nov 21
Friendly, Professional, Excellent Instruction, lesson structure & development from top level instructors with years of... competition experience. You will not be disappointed! (posted by a BJJ & Judo White belt)read more
Oscar Pearson
Oscar Pearson
17:32 14 Nov 21
I’ve been here for 5 months or so and can say it is a great place to train. I’ve done martial arts for 7 years (5 of... which competitively in both Taekwondo and Kickboxing), this club has it all. My only regret is I didn’t discover and start training Brazilian Jui Jutsu at an earlier age as it’s so fun. I’ve checked out a lot of clubs in the Harrogate/Leeds area. I can say this one is in my opinion the best. If you want to compete, they have an excellent competition team with guys that will definitely be better than you and therefore push you to be better yourself. If it’s your first martial art and you know nothing at all, it’s taught professionally with people your age and in a way where your confidence and skill will grow in a safe and controlled manner. You are not going to walk away with pointless/avoidable injuries but instead walk away with questions on how to improve and feeling great and inspired to strive to gain the skill and experience possessed by people more experienced than you as well as feeling better at it yourself. An amazing gym with amazing people but don’t take my word for it, rock up and ask to watch or even ask to book a free trial. The guys who run this gym don’t want to grab your cash or sign you up to some scam/overpriced contract and it costs absolutely nothing to see if this is something you’ll want to do in your life. This place is for everyone and I’m sure you’ll agree with me if you come to visit and see what goes on.read more
Wes Cooper
Wes Cooper
09:08 21 Oct 21
Really friendly staff who know what they are talking about. Other students make you feel welcome. Good place to train.... I would recommend highly.read more
The PE Umbrella
The PE Umbrella
10:59 01 Oct 21
My children joined back in June and have never looked back. Both of them have a great time in their sessions and enjoy... learning new techniques (that they try out on me)!In particular, my son, has gained so much confidence in himself, and as a result, no longer has issues with some older boys at school who used to pick on him. He looks forward to every class and thinks the world of Lewis and the team!Thanks!read more
Ben Holmes
Ben Holmes
16:58 27 Sep 21
I joined a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier with my decision! A really welcoming and friendly atmosphere... from all the staff and other students. I'd highly recommend it to anyone, if you're thinking of trying it or joining - go for it! You won't regret it!read more
James Thompson
James Thompson
08:27 22 Sep 21
Dropped in for a couple sessions while in Harrogate. Very friendly, welcoming coaches and students. Had some solid... rolls and training while there. Would reccomend dropping in if you are in the area looking for somewhere to train! Cheers for the training!read more
Radoslaw Otolinski
Radoslaw Otolinski
14:37 16 Sep 21
My 4 years son take a class of ju jitsu and I very happy of coached and class. They got a patience's and passion on... teaching a kids. My son really like . Recommended for everyone.read more
Anna Iveson
Anna Iveson
19:19 15 Sep 21
My 6 year old son has been going to Gracie Barra in Harrogate for a few months and he absolutely loves it. He looks... forward to his classes every week and gets excited about learning new skills each week. He's also making new friends his age and he's really keen to start competing. The teachers are great and make the children feel really welcome. The gym is pristine and a lovely environment for parents to sit and watch. Big thumbs up and thoroughly recommend for anyone who is thinking of signing up their little ones.read more
Steven Lam
Steven Lam
20:44 06 Sep 21
Amazing quality and welcoming gym!! Highly recommend. Started training here Spring of 2021 with zero experience of BJJ.... Everyone is friendly and constantly trying to teach and help you improve. I'm always getting a great workout and having fun learning/practicing BJJ. Curious about BJJ? self-defense? I encourage you to sign up for the free trial session; that's how I started and glad I took that leap.read more
Owen Donegan
Owen Donegan
19:26 25 Aug 21
What a fantastic academy, I've had the pleasure of training here with Lewis and the rest of his crew. Very... knowledgeable and in depth lessons delivered with a great and friendly attitude. Gracie Barra Harrogate is something special and I would recommend it to everyone.read more
Andrew Machin
Andrew Machin
12:53 15 Aug 21
I found this gem when we moved to Harrogate after the first lockdown, to say that the teachers here, and professor... Lewis were accommodating towards me would be an understatement, I was made to feel very welcome at GBH immediately, I had previously dabbled in MMA, and was looking to learn jiu jitsu properly. The organisation here is what's most impressive for me, and the structure of the class timetable for anyone of any level, and age, in short, GBH is a Swiss army knife of submissions, an academy with a damn good coaches eye, and a never ending wave of help, and progression....... I love it here!read more
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Simpson
14:59 05 Aug 21
Thank you to GB Harrogate for such a friendly welcome from both coaches and the members. Fantastic facility with the... best coaches. Great experience.read more
Isaac d
Isaac d
15:55 04 Aug 21
Best place to train Jiu Jitsu, very friendly staff and good aftercare service. Highly recommended. Very easy for... beginners to come and start also.read more
Nathan Drinkall
Nathan Drinkall
12:50 03 Aug 21
Blown away with how friendly and welcoming everyone was from the moment I walked through the door. Gracie Barra... Harrogate has such a great jiu jitsu for everyone community feeling and professional training environment.read more
Charlie Turner
Charlie Turner
16:12 22 Jul 21
Highly recommended. It's an encouraging atmosphere with great coaching and lots of opportunity to improve.
Lee Delaney
Lee Delaney
07:03 29 Jun 21
I've trained in multiple schools in London but recently moved ot Harrogate. Harrogate GB is easily the best BJJ school... I've been to. From day one Lewis and the team have been not just welcoming, professional and great teachers, but really on top of their game from the sport and business perspective.The gym is immaculate and the team are always looking to go the extra mile to make people welcome, comfortable, safe and enjoy learning BJJ. Instructors really take the time to get around everyone in every class to give tips and adjustments to techniques so everyone is able to improve (unfortunately this doesn't happen everywhere).The range of classes is excellent. Safety is always thought about so that even as an older practitioner I feel comfortable rolling with anyone. There's a really great atmosphere that is both fun but takes the learning seriously.And in terms of teaching you really get a sense that classes are properly planned. Thought is given to the different levels of students os there are always alternative variations ot techniques to fit everyone. Techniques are really broken down to manageable chunks.When Gracie Barra has a motto of Jiu-Jitsu for everyone GB Harrogate really exemplifies this and puts it into practice every single lesson.read more
Helen Casey
Helen Casey
13:15 11 Jun 21
This club has a very welcoming atmosphere. The teaching is excellent and the facilities are very clean and smart. I... would recommend this club to anyone.read more
phalana Mokalake
phalana Mokalake
17:34 19 Jan 21
Easily the Best gym to train BJJ in these parts of the neighbourhood. Trained under professor Lewis for the past 3/4... years and when it comes to high quality Instruction, breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the dynamics of the gentle art, its hard to find anyone better. Gracie Barra Harrogate offers something for everybody. Whether you want to compete, get fit or just learn some kool effective techniques in a conjusive environment for growth. If you are looking for a friendly gym run by a high level BJJ blackbelt who competes regularly then GBH is the place to be.read more
maxpf02
maxpf02
10:58 23 Dec 20
Excellent, professional BJJ instruction with a passionate and devoted team. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I can... highly recommend GB Harrogate for anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding Martial Arts experience.read more
Emma Brigginshaw
Emma Brigginshaw
19:55 16 Oct 20
Really inclusive, friendly club. As a smaller woman and after a long break from martial arts I'm really comfortable... training here. The instructors make the techniques accessible regardless of your size and do a great job of breaking everything down so it's easy to follow.read more
garry quested
garry quested
16:15 09 Oct 20
Brilliant club! been going for a few months and enjoy every session. My son has started going now and he loves it too.... Great for learning self defence techniques, sport Jui Jitsu, and just keeping fit and flexible. Gym is spotlessly clean. Coaches are very knowledgeable and friendlyread more
Dibleopard
Dibleopard
11:19 09 Oct 20
I started here just under a year ago having no former experience in martial arts and loved it from the first trial... lesson. The friendly community makes starting out unintimidating and the sport itself is great for people of all shapes, sizes and ages. The coaches are encouraging and give thorough instruction that help you understand the reasons for the various decisions they make in demos. I couldn't recommend GB Harrogate enough!read more
ben webb
ben webb
09:23 02 Feb 20
Kids class reviewHaving seen a number of martial arts centres in Harrogate this is without doubt the best one for... children that I have seen. All the coaches are a huge asset to the organisation their enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism are second to none, they are able to break down what are sometimes relatively complex techniques in a safe, clear and concise fashion which the children pick up quickly.I can't recommend BJJ enough as a martial art in itself for kids, it gives children more confidence to look after themselves as well as teaching them respect at multiple levels. There are significant real world benefits for children, girls and boys alike as BJJ can be applied in real-world cases i.e. the playground rather than flowery techniques that fall apart under close pressure.One of the main differences between GBHarrogate and other martial art schools is that it doesn't try to push individuals to go for a belt after only a few weeks of learning only to then to charge you excessive amounts for the privilege, they are only put forward for tests when they are genuinely ready which makes the achievement of achieving a belt far more valuable to children.GBHarrogate has positively impacted my children's lives in many ways and they thoroughly enjoy being part of the friendly community that is GBHarrogate. Keep up the great work guysBenread more
Jordan Abbott
Jordan Abbott
12:15 15 Nov 19
Everyone's made to feel welcome here, BJJ is a great way to get fit and learn new skills. They have great instructors... that are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.read more
Megan Popolillo
Megan Popolillo
11:03 10 Sep 19
Gracie Barra Harrogate is the best! My son loves it and the wonderful instructors have not only helped him grow in the... art of Jujitsu, but have also helped him to grow in his confidence as well. The instructors go out of their way every class to make sure that all of the students are engaged and understand all of the techniques safely. Gracie Barra Harrogate has a wonderful sense of community and I highly recommend it to everyone!read more
Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo
19:53 07 Sep 19
For kids BJJ classes, there's no need to look anywhere but GB Harrogate. As a parent, I was looking for a safe and fun... environment for my daughter and GB Harrogate has exceeded all my expectations. Firstly, the instruction itself is top-notch and is presented by experienced instructors who "practice what they preach" by frequently competing in BJJ competitions. Secondly, and equally important, is the time, attention, and patience the instructors show the kids. From my daughter's first day (nearly one year ago), the instructors have been incredibly welcoming and have shown an outstanding ability to work with kids. So while I'm incredibly pleased with what she is learning, I'm more pleased with the fact that she looks forward to coming to class multiple times a week. BJJ is a marathon and GB Harrogate is doing its part to ensure she remains engaged and interested for many years to come.read more
Simon M
Simon M
11:15 21 Aug 19
An excellent environment within which to train, superb mentoring from the professor and across the more senior grades.... Friendly group - a lot of emphasis on team building - as a new starter you’ll be welcomed warmly and made to feel part of the family quickly. If you’re thinking of taking up jiu jitsu, I cannot recommend this enough.read more
Aaron Goldhammer
Aaron Goldhammer
23:08 07 Aug 19
Starting a martial art can be quite daunting, but not here. Everyone is very friendly and there is a great team spirit,... everyone encourages each other to do their best. The coaches are very professional and knowledgable, it’s just a really great environment to train in.read more
David Lane
David Lane
13:39 29 Jul 19
GB Harrogate has something to offer whether you're a complete beginner or seasoned competitor. Highly professional... coaching staff, an amazingly supportive atmosphere and a great group of people just trying to learn BJJ.read more
James Fuller
James Fuller
12:47 29 Jul 19
My son has been training here for 6 months and I’ve been really impressed at the set-up. The coaches have the balance... spot on in terms of the kids enjoying the classes, learning the techniques and training with a level discipline and respect. Sessions twice a week mean the kids build real momentum in what they learnread more
Jake McDonough
Jake McDonough
11:18 29 Jul 19
Professional training in a clean and organised environment. The gym has a friendly atmosphere and are welcoming of all... visitors. A great place for anyone wanting to learn BJJread more
Richard Saint
Richard Saint
10:55 29 Jul 19
An incredible place to learn the Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu. A strong emphasis is placed on building community and... welcoming everyone to the mats, and the result is a special environment and family feel, with friendly people of all ages and backgrounds training and learning together. Not only that, but the number of qualified Black and Brown belts we have the privilege of learning from (and they are excellent teachers!) is truly remarkable for the area! Highly recommended.read more
Jack Fullam
Jack Fullam
10:04 29 Jul 19
I have been training at this club since February 2018. Prior to starting I had zero experience of any form of martial... arts. This club has provided me the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and learn a really fun sport through the fantastic coaching that's available. Would highly recommend.read more
A Thomson
A Thomson
14:25 20 Jul 19
Had 3 seasons so far, the atmosphere is super friendly, everyone is incredibly welcoming.
Gary Dalby
Gary Dalby
20:14 12 May 19
A gym suitable for all abilities. Very knowledgeable, friendly coaches and students. I would urge anyone thinking of... starting a new fitness/health hobby not to hesitate to give this place a go.read more
John 9555
John 9555
10:26 23 Jan 19
High quality and structured training in a safe and friendly environment. Highly recommend.
Grant Hall
Grant Hall
14:37 22 Jan 19
Friendly place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with multiple black belts and expert tuition! Highly recommended
Paul Anthony Mcdonough
Paul Anthony Mcdonough
14:36 22 Jan 19
I have trained with GBH for around 7 months now at a novice level, really good gym with good instructors and training... partners. Good atmosphere to train in, highly recommended....read more
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Rob Kemp
Rob Kemp
21:53 15 Nov 21
Friendly, Professional, Excellent Instruction, lesson structure & development from top level instructors with years of... competition experience. You will not be disappointed! (posted by a BJJ & Judo White belt)read more
Oscar Pearson
Oscar Pearson
17:32 14 Nov 21
I’ve been here for 5 months or so and can say it is a great place to train. I’ve done martial arts for 7 years (5 of... which competitively in both Taekwondo and Kickboxing), this club has it all. My only regret is I didn’t discover and start training Brazilian Jui Jutsu at an earlier age as it’s so fun. I’ve checked out a lot of clubs in the Harrogate/Leeds area. I can say this one is in my opinion the best. If you want to compete, they have an excellent competition team with guys that will definitely be better than you and therefore push you to be better yourself. If it’s your first martial art and you know nothing at all, it’s taught professionally with people your age and in a way where your confidence and skill will grow in a safe and controlled manner. You are not going to walk away with pointless/avoidable injuries but instead walk away with questions on how to improve and feeling great and inspired to strive to gain the skill and experience possessed by people more experienced than you as well as feeling better at it yourself. An amazing gym with amazing people but don’t take my word for it, rock up and ask to watch or even ask to book a free trial. The guys who run this gym don’t want to grab your cash or sign you up to some scam/overpriced contract and it costs absolutely nothing to see if this is something you’ll want to do in your life. This place is for everyone and I’m sure you’ll agree with me if you come to visit and see what goes on.read more
Wes Cooper
Wes Cooper
09:08 21 Oct 21
Really friendly staff who know what they are talking about. Other students make you feel welcome. Good place to train.... I would recommend highly.read more
The PE Umbrella
The PE Umbrella
10:59 01 Oct 21
My children joined back in June and have never looked back. Both of them have a great time in their sessions and enjoy... learning new techniques (that they try out on me)!In particular, my son, has gained so much confidence in himself, and as a result, no longer has issues with some older boys at school who used to pick on him. He looks forward to every class and thinks the world of Lewis and the team!Thanks!read more
Ben Holmes
Ben Holmes
16:58 27 Sep 21
I joined a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier with my decision! A really welcoming and friendly atmosphere... from all the staff and other students. I'd highly recommend it to anyone, if you're thinking of trying it or joining - go for it! You won't regret it!read more
James Thompson
James Thompson
08:27 22 Sep 21
Dropped in for a couple sessions while in Harrogate. Very friendly, welcoming coaches and students. Had some solid... rolls and training while there. Would reccomend dropping in if you are in the area looking for somewhere to train! Cheers for the training!read more
Radoslaw Otolinski
Radoslaw Otolinski
14:37 16 Sep 21
My 4 years son take a class of ju jitsu and I very happy of coached and class. They got a patience's and passion on... teaching a kids. My son really like . Recommended for everyone.read more
Anna Iveson
Anna Iveson
19:19 15 Sep 21
My 6 year old son has been going to Gracie Barra in Harrogate for a few months and he absolutely loves it. He looks... forward to his classes every week and gets excited about learning new skills each week. He's also making new friends his age and he's really keen to start competing. The teachers are great and make the children feel really welcome. The gym is pristine and a lovely environment for parents to sit and watch. Big thumbs up and thoroughly recommend for anyone who is thinking of signing up their little ones.read more
Steven Lam
Steven Lam
20:44 06 Sep 21
Amazing quality and welcoming gym!! Highly recommend. Started training here Spring of 2021 with zero experience of BJJ.... Everyone is friendly and constantly trying to teach and help you improve. I'm always getting a great workout and having fun learning/practicing BJJ. Curious about BJJ? self-defense? I encourage you to sign up for the free trial session; that's how I started and glad I took that leap.read more
Owen Donegan
Owen Donegan
19:26 25 Aug 21
What a fantastic academy, I've had the pleasure of training here with Lewis and the rest of his crew. Very... knowledgeable and in depth lessons delivered with a great and friendly attitude. Gracie Barra Harrogate is something special and I would recommend it to everyone.read more
Andrew Machin
Andrew Machin
12:53 15 Aug 21
I found this gem when we moved to Harrogate after the first lockdown, to say that the teachers here, and professor... Lewis were accommodating towards me would be an understatement, I was made to feel very welcome at GBH immediately, I had previously dabbled in MMA, and was looking to learn jiu jitsu properly. The organisation here is what's most impressive for me, and the structure of the class timetable for anyone of any level, and age, in short, GBH is a Swiss army knife of submissions, an academy with a damn good coaches eye, and a never ending wave of help, and progression....... I love it here!read more
Nicola Simpson
Nicola Simpson
14:59 05 Aug 21
Thank you to GB Harrogate for such a friendly welcome from both coaches and the members. Fantastic facility with the... best coaches. Great experience.read more
Isaac d
Isaac d
15:55 04 Aug 21
Best place to train Jiu Jitsu, very friendly staff and good aftercare service. Highly recommended. Very easy for... beginners to come and start also.read more
Nathan Drinkall
Nathan Drinkall
12:50 03 Aug 21
Blown away with how friendly and welcoming everyone was from the moment I walked through the door. Gracie Barra... Harrogate has such a great jiu jitsu for everyone community feeling and professional training environment.read more
Charlie Turner
Charlie Turner
16:12 22 Jul 21
Highly recommended. It's an encouraging atmosphere with great coaching and lots of opportunity to improve.
Lee Delaney
Lee Delaney
07:03 29 Jun 21
I've trained in multiple schools in London but recently moved ot Harrogate. Harrogate GB is easily the best BJJ school... I've been to. From day one Lewis and the team have been not just welcoming, professional and great teachers, but really on top of their game from the sport and business perspective.The gym is immaculate and the team are always looking to go the extra mile to make people welcome, comfortable, safe and enjoy learning BJJ. Instructors really take the time to get around everyone in every class to give tips and adjustments to techniques so everyone is able to improve (unfortunately this doesn't happen everywhere).The range of classes is excellent. Safety is always thought about so that even as an older practitioner I feel comfortable rolling with anyone. There's a really great atmosphere that is both fun but takes the learning seriously.And in terms of teaching you really get a sense that classes are properly planned. Thought is given to the different levels of students os there are always alternative variations ot techniques to fit everyone. Techniques are really broken down to manageable chunks.When Gracie Barra has a motto of Jiu-Jitsu for everyone GB Harrogate really exemplifies this and puts it into practice every single lesson.read more
Helen Casey
Helen Casey
13:15 11 Jun 21
This club has a very welcoming atmosphere. The teaching is excellent and the facilities are very clean and smart. I... would recommend this club to anyone.read more
phalana Mokalake
phalana Mokalake
17:34 19 Jan 21
Easily the Best gym to train BJJ in these parts of the neighbourhood. Trained under professor Lewis for the past 3/4... years and when it comes to high quality Instruction, breadth of knowledge and an understanding of the dynamics of the gentle art, its hard to find anyone better. Gracie Barra Harrogate offers something for everybody. Whether you want to compete, get fit or just learn some kool effective techniques in a conjusive environment for growth. If you are looking for a friendly gym run by a high level BJJ blackbelt who competes regularly then GBH is the place to be.read more
maxpf02
maxpf02
10:58 23 Dec 20
Excellent, professional BJJ instruction with a passionate and devoted team. The atmosphere is very welcoming and I can... highly recommend GB Harrogate for anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding Martial Arts experience.read more
Emma Brigginshaw
Emma Brigginshaw
19:55 16 Oct 20
Really inclusive, friendly club. As a smaller woman and after a long break from martial arts I'm really comfortable... training here. The instructors make the techniques accessible regardless of your size and do a great job of breaking everything down so it's easy to follow.read more
garry quested
garry quested
16:15 09 Oct 20
Brilliant club! been going for a few months and enjoy every session. My son has started going now and he loves it too.... Great for learning self defence techniques, sport Jui Jitsu, and just keeping fit and flexible. Gym is spotlessly clean. Coaches are very knowledgeable and friendlyread more
Dibleopard
Dibleopard
11:19 09 Oct 20
I started here just under a year ago having no former experience in martial arts and loved it from the first trial... lesson. The friendly community makes starting out unintimidating and the sport itself is great for people of all shapes, sizes and ages. The coaches are encouraging and give thorough instruction that help you understand the reasons for the various decisions they make in demos. I couldn't recommend GB Harrogate enough!read more
ben webb
ben webb
09:23 02 Feb 20
Kids class reviewHaving seen a number of martial arts centres in Harrogate this is without doubt the best one for... children that I have seen. All the coaches are a huge asset to the organisation their enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism are second to none, they are able to break down what are sometimes relatively complex techniques in a safe, clear and concise fashion which the children pick up quickly.I can't recommend BJJ enough as a martial art in itself for kids, it gives children more confidence to look after themselves as well as teaching them respect at multiple levels. There are significant real world benefits for children, girls and boys alike as BJJ can be applied in real-world cases i.e. the playground rather than flowery techniques that fall apart under close pressure.One of the main differences between GBHarrogate and other martial art schools is that it doesn't try to push individuals to go for a belt after only a few weeks of learning only to then to charge you excessive amounts for the privilege, they are only put forward for tests when they are genuinely ready which makes the achievement of achieving a belt far more valuable to children.GBHarrogate has positively impacted my children's lives in many ways and they thoroughly enjoy being part of the friendly community that is GBHarrogate. Keep up the great work guysBenread more
Jordan Abbott
Jordan Abbott
12:15 15 Nov 19
Everyone's made to feel welcome here, BJJ is a great way to get fit and learn new skills. They have great instructors... that are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.read more
Megan Popolillo
Megan Popolillo
11:03 10 Sep 19
Gracie Barra Harrogate is the best! My son loves it and the wonderful instructors have not only helped him grow in the... art of Jujitsu, but have also helped him to grow in his confidence as well. The instructors go out of their way every class to make sure that all of the students are engaged and understand all of the techniques safely. Gracie Barra Harrogate has a wonderful sense of community and I highly recommend it to everyone!read more
Victor Castillo
Victor Castillo
19:53 07 Sep 19
For kids BJJ classes, there's no need to look anywhere but GB Harrogate. As a parent, I was looking for a safe and fun... environment for my daughter and GB Harrogate has exceeded all my expectations. Firstly, the instruction itself is top-notch and is presented by experienced instructors who "practice what they preach" by frequently competing in BJJ competitions. Secondly, and equally important, is the time, attention, and patience the instructors show the kids. From my daughter's first day (nearly one year ago), the instructors have been incredibly welcoming and have shown an outstanding ability to work with kids. So while I'm incredibly pleased with what she is learning, I'm more pleased with the fact that she looks forward to coming to class multiple times a week. BJJ is a marathon and GB Harrogate is doing its part to ensure she remains engaged and interested for many years to come.read more
Simon M
Simon M
11:15 21 Aug 19
An excellent environment within which to train, superb mentoring from the professor and across the more senior grades.... Friendly group - a lot of emphasis on team building - as a new starter you’ll be welcomed warmly and made to feel part of the family quickly. If you’re thinking of taking up jiu jitsu, I cannot recommend this enough.read more
Aaron Goldhammer
Aaron Goldhammer
23:08 07 Aug 19
Starting a martial art can be quite daunting, but not here. Everyone is very friendly and there is a great team spirit,... everyone encourages each other to do their best. The coaches are very professional and knowledgable, it’s just a really great environment to train in.read more
David Lane
David Lane
13:39 29 Jul 19
GB Harrogate has something to offer whether you're a complete beginner or seasoned competitor. Highly professional... coaching staff, an amazingly supportive atmosphere and a great group of people just trying to learn BJJ.read more
James Fuller
James Fuller
12:47 29 Jul 19
My son has been training here for 6 months and I’ve been really impressed at the set-up. The coaches have the balance... spot on in terms of the kids enjoying the classes, learning the techniques and training with a level discipline and respect. Sessions twice a week mean the kids build real momentum in what they learnread more
Jake McDonough
Jake McDonough
11:18 29 Jul 19
Professional training in a clean and organised environment. The gym has a friendly atmosphere and are welcoming of all... visitors. A great place for anyone wanting to learn BJJread more
Richard Saint
Richard Saint
10:55 29 Jul 19
An incredible place to learn the Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu. A strong emphasis is placed on building community and... welcoming everyone to the mats, and the result is a special environment and family feel, with friendly people of all ages and backgrounds training and learning together. Not only that, but the number of qualified Black and Brown belts we have the privilege of learning from (and they are excellent teachers!) is truly remarkable for the area! Highly recommended.read more
Jack Fullam
Jack Fullam
10:04 29 Jul 19
I have been training at this club since February 2018. Prior to starting I had zero experience of any form of martial... arts. This club has provided me the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and learn a really fun sport through the fantastic coaching that's available. Would highly recommend.read more
A Thomson
A Thomson
14:25 20 Jul 19
Had 3 seasons so far, the atmosphere is super friendly, everyone is incredibly welcoming.
Gary Dalby
Gary Dalby
20:14 12 May 19
A gym suitable for all abilities. Very knowledgeable, friendly coaches and students. I would urge anyone thinking of... starting a new fitness/health hobby not to hesitate to give this place a go.read more
John 9555
John 9555
10:26 23 Jan 19
High quality and structured training in a safe and friendly environment. Highly recommend.
Grant Hall
Grant Hall
14:37 22 Jan 19
Friendly place to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with multiple black belts and expert tuition! Highly recommended
Paul Anthony Mcdonough
Paul Anthony Mcdonough
14:36 22 Jan 19
I have trained with GBH for around 7 months now at a novice level, really good gym with good instructors and training... partners. Good atmosphere to train in, highly recommended....read more
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