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GB Kids Self Defence Classes

Teach your children to become "Bullyproof" through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Curriculum / Gracie Barra Kids Self Defence

Curriculum / GBK – Kids Self Defence Class

GB Kids

What does it take to be a champion? Can a martial art support a parent’s instruction? Discover GB Kids Self Defence

To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. Our Gracie Barra Kids self defence program was created to provide children ages 6 -15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect. The structured Gracie curriculum will also teach kids self defence skills that will give them confidence moving through life.

As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. And the outcome of continued childhood practice of GB Kids Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. Indeed, the discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school in a positive way.

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.”Carlos Gracie Jr.

Coach Phalana teaching kids self defence through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Gracie Barra Harrogate.

Why Join Our GB Kids Self Defence Program

Improve children’s social skills through group work

Enhance self-confidence through knowledge of an effective martial art

Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them

Learn the GB Kids Self Defence System

Increase focus, energy and concentration

Give your child significant gains in overall fitness levels

Train in over 200 different locations in the United States and 700 more worldwide

Teach your child discipline which will serve them through life

Jiu Jitsu for everyone – including kids! Give your child the confidence of knowing self defence

The first time you come to our school, you will be welcomed by our staff. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so you and your children have enough time to prepare for practice. The kids self defence class will start on time and your child will be asked to walk to the training area where the instructor will be waiting for him or her. Then, one of the assistant instructors or a senior student will be assigned as a helper to assist your child in performing the drills and activities. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire practice.

GB Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program Reviews

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 review Having 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 guys Benread 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
Next Reviews
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 review Having 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 guys Benread 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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Sharon Fitchford
Sharon Fitchford
2021-09-06T17:55:12+0000
What can I say about GB that hasn't already been said. We are only 5 weeks into my daughters membership and it has been... amazing. she has really struggled with anxiety since lockdon but this has really given her a boost. The coaches are fantastic with the little champs 🏆 💪 and she loves going every week.read more
Simon James
Simon James
2021-08-10T20:01:38+0000
Can’t recommend GB Harrogate enough! Great training facilities, great staff, friendly atmosphere and top notch coaches... who provide the encouragement, confidence and guidance required to develop and succeed.read more
Robert French
Robert French
2020-10-17T11:54:42+0000
The Head Coach Prof. Lewis and his team are really good people to be around, theyre always positive and constructive, I... personally find them inspiring. So much so my daughter goes to the junior sessions there and has been going for nearly a year and this is what she has to say “I like Jiu-jitsu here because its a safe place to go, and because I feel like the atmosphere there is really happy and everyone is Always positive and encouraging. Overall, it just puts a smile on my face”read more
Craig West
Craig West
2020-10-12T19:04:00+0000
Thanks for having us, really enjoyed it
Richard Sawkins Saf
Richard Sawkins Saf
2020-02-12T21:44:38+0000
Very welcoming gym, great tuition. Dropped in on business no problem at all. Looking forward to visiting again. Totally... legit.read more
Anthony Bob Harding
Anthony Bob Harding
2019-10-23T18:45:18+0000
Great coaches and one of the friendliest places I have trained in.If you live near Harrogate check these guys out you... won’t be disappointed.read more
Andrew Thomson
Andrew Thomson
2019-07-20T13:50:33+0000
Had my third session this morning and already feel like one of the gang. Honestly if you've ever thought about doing a... martial art come down and give it a go, you wont regret it 🤙🤙.read more
Dan Cumiskey
Dan Cumiskey
2019-06-22T09:42:13+0000
Welcoming atmosphere and full of welcoming students and teachers wanting you to succeed! Brilliant place From a... complete beginner, Danread more
Drake Sterling Deaton
Drake Sterling Deaton
2018-08-30T10:07:56+0000
Spent my first 2 months learning Jiu-Jitsu at GB Harrogate. The teachers are fantastic (thorough, friendly,... knowledgeable) and the other students are super welcoming. Had I not moved away, it'd have been a no-brainer to stay on with BG Harrogate. VERDICT: 5 out of 5, really great group of people, would recommend them to absolutely anyone looking to practice Jiu-Jitsu in the Harrogate area.read more
Khalil Bostan
Khalil Bostan
2018-08-11T17:47:42+0000
great atmosphere, great training partners, great coaches, great jiu Jitsu
Jon Cussler
Jon Cussler
2018-05-22T12:35:13+0000
Jake McDonough
Jake McDonough
2018-04-11T08:51:54+0000
All the students are friendly, helpful and are training to improve themselves and everyone else in the gym. The... instructors, Lewis and Geoff, teach in a very clear and easy to understand way. To have two such passionate and knowledgeable instructors in Harrogate is fantastic and if you are thinking of training don't hesitate!read more
Josif Prokojosifi
Josif Prokojosifi
2018-02-02T01:00:54+0000
Great place to train. High quality coaching and a very friendly team. Totally recommend it.
Danny Butler
Danny Butler
2018-02-01T11:43:49+0000
Joshua Lindley
Joshua Lindley
2018-02-01T09:04:38+0000
I couldn't recommend Gracie Barra Harrogate enough to anyone with an interest in wanting to start BJJ. The environment... created at the gym is excellent, always welcoming and friendly to everyone and the coaching is of the highest quality. Would recommend to anyone!read more
Oliver Saunderson
Oliver Saunderson
2018-01-31T23:03:46+0000
Friendly atmosphere and top rate instruction. There have been three black belts instructing every time I've been. There... are a range of abilities there so you feel totally welcome as a newcomer and everyone is keen to introduce themselves.read more
Jim Munton
Jim Munton
2018-01-31T22:55:55+0000
Awesome club, welcoming from day one with a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend Gracie Barra Harrogate as the... perfect place to give BJJ a try.read more
Matt Hyatt
Matt Hyatt
2018-01-31T22:29:09+0000
Started training at GB Harrogate back end of last year and can honestly say it is a great place to train. High quality... coaching given by the black belts and they are always friendly and approachable. Everyone is there to learn and improve, there are no egos and the other guys who train there are always happy to help or advise. Sometimes due to work commitments I cant train as much as I'd like too, but when I can it's always a breath of fresh air. Can't recommend it enough!read more
Tiernan De Souza
Tiernan De Souza
2018-01-30T16:07:38+0000
Awesome place to train especially for beginners to ground work like myself! Clean and friendly place, instructors are... all world class and there are no ego's on the mat!read more
Luke Craggs
Luke Craggs
2018-01-18T10:58:31+0000
It's a great place to train and learn from black belt professors with years of experience and knowledge. The gym also... has amazing training partners that will help you develop and that will keep it fun as you do. Jiu Jitsu is a great martial art to learn and I would recommend the gym to anyone who is wanting to give it a go.read more
Dayle Walls
Dayle Walls
2018-01-06T12:49:14+0000
When it comes to training, Gracie Barra Harrogate is the place to be. There can be up to 4 black belts on the mat at a... time who are all eager to spar with everyone and help them improve. They bring different style but the same great philosophy of teaching the great sport/art. The team are a friendly bunch, they keep the atmosphere fun and enjoyable. They are great partners sure to help your game improve. Can’t recommend this place enough if your eager to try out something new and at the same time get healthy.read more
Alex Sal McCluskey
Alex Sal McCluskey
2017-10-28T13:50:32+0000
As a complete newcomer to martial arts I thought I would give this a try and was not disappointed in the slightest!... Coaches are great and really make you feel welcome and have plenty of time to help you out. Feel like I've progressed a lot since first starting and that is down to the amazing coaches and also the great bunch of people that train there too forever offering advice. I'd encourage everyone to come and give it a go guarantee you won't regret it!read more
Andy Small
Andy Small
2017-10-28T10:24:19+0000
If you want to lean bjj this is the place to be! Great gym space, great set of guys down there from white to black... belts and high level experienced friendly coaches! Come join the family oss 🤙read more
Thomas Garratt
Thomas Garratt
2017-10-28T07:26:11+0000
Quality coaches, training partners & facility! Definitely worth calling in and training! ��
Andy Binns
Andy Binns
2017-10-27T12:41:25+0000
Awesome group of guys and girls with brilliant coaches! I'm always made to feel welcome!
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