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Effective martial arts programs in Bristol (UK) for children of all ages and skill levels



Children and teens of all skill levels and abilities will benefit from Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra Bristol. Our Gracie Barra Kids Program is designed to teach children self-discipline as well as providing a unique way to express themselves. Our instructors are trained to interact and offer gentle correction for children and teens who practice the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Children over the age of three can begin their training at Gracie Barra Bristol, experiencing the true power of brotherhood and integrity. Contact us for more information.

Our GBK program is structured similarly to adult courses, with adaptations and modifications made to help the different age ranges in the class. Jiu-Jitsu classes for children begin with the building blocks that are needed to teach the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu. We have developed a curriculum that is structured in a way that shows children and teens the value of routine, cooperation and self-awareness.

Our GBK Program is typically subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:


  • Little Champions I (3-5 years old),

  • Little Champions II (5-9 years Old),

  • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old).

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Gracie Barra Bristol is proud to offer Jiu-Jitsu classes that provide children of all ages with real-world benefits. By practising Jiu-Jitsu, children learn valuable skills they wouldn’t develop from other sports, including:

Improved children’s social skills

Enhanced self-confidence

Better understanding of goal-setting and working towards them

Learning the GB Self-Defence System

Increased focus, energy and concentration

Significant gains in overall fitness level

Practising Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Bristol helps children and teens release their energy in a healthy and productive way. Our Certified and Enhanced-DBS Checked Instructors teach children to focus their attention on one task at a time, honing their abilities and developing critical thinking skills. When children learn how to do this, they’ll see a gain in their overall fitness level.

The Gracie Barra Community provides kids and teens with a sense of belonging and affiliation. We are organised like a team, but grow and develop like a family. This philosophy helps our students build trust and leadership skills with every class. Our school helps children learn valuable life skills that can be used both in and out of the classroom.

By joining our Gracie Barra Bristol team for Jiu-Jitsu classes, children can experience a fitness program like no other. Kids and teens alike will enjoy a boost in confidence, better focus and critical self-defence skills.

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Comprehensive Jiu-Jitsu training for all skills levels



From the very beginning of Gracie Barra, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has had one goal in mind: Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone. For over 35 years, we have offered classes for adults that teach people of all backgrounds and skill levels the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Our structured curriculum is designed specifically to help you succeed during your training.

We offer a wide range of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes in Bristol so students can choose the class that best suits their needs. We have three tiers of classes that are suitable for varying degrees of skill and knowledge. They are as follows:

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This course can be thought of as Jiu-Jitsu for beginners. This course teaches the fundamentals and principles of BJJ as well as the skills you need to grow personally in a Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.


Advance your Jiu-Jitsu game flow during this course. Take your training beyond the basics and begin to hone the principles you need to succeed, such as discipline, respect, commitment, and leadership.


This program is designed to help students achieve Black Belt excellence. At this stage, a student will begin applying what they learn during their Jiu-Jitsu training to everyday life.

Our adult Jiu-Jitsu programs are specifically designed with each student’s personal achievement in mind. Your personal goals, such as fitness or self-defence, will be taken into account when you sign up. Our self-defence classes for men and women are a great way to practice real-world techniques while strengthening your mind and body. Gracie Barra Bristol students see improvement not only athletically, but also mentally as they incorporate Gracie Barra’s proven principles into their lives.

Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra Bristol are perfect for any adult who wants to learn a new skill in a safe, challenging, and family friendly environment. We offer programs for all skill levels, so you can choose to focus on the fundamentals of BJJ or train to get your Black Belt. Contact Gracie Barra Bristol today for a free class to get started.

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Get in the best shape of your life with fitness classes to improve the mind and body



BarraFIT is our answer for students who want a challenging class focused on aerobic exercise and strength training. This class is a Jiu-Jitsu inspired workout that promotes weight loss while increasing your overall fitness. This unique fitness program is designed with the same principles and values we teach in our Gracie Barra Programs training. Due to its versatility and all-encompassing health benefits, BarraFIT is recommended both for those currently practising 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-defence.

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Our BarraFIT program is a great way for new students to become acquainted with Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Barra school. Our fitness classes utilise the same principles and values used in our Jiu-Jitsu courses. You will be introduced to the very basics of Jiu-Jitsu while getting in the best shape of your life.

Our fitness program differs from others you will find at a local gym because we offer a variety of fitness moves to keep your workout 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 in the following areas:

  • Mental strength

  • Motivation

  • Cooperation

  • Focus and discipline

  • Personal growth


Lose weight and have fun with a BarraFIT class taught by our certified instructors. Contact Gracie Barra Bristol (UK) today for a free fitness class and experience all that Gracie Barra has to offer.

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Enhance your jiu-jitsu techniques with private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lessons



Private Jiu-Jitsu lessons strengthen your skills and help you hone specific techniques that you learned in class. Private lessons are a great way to gain an edge over the competition and advance your abilities on a faster timeline than your peers. Your journey in Jiu-Jitsu is unique and the training shows different results for everyone, which is why it’s best to follow a personalized approach when learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu. At Gracie Barra Bristol, we not only offer comprehensive classes for all ages and skill levels, but also encourage our students to take part in a private training course to lock in what they have learned in class and further improve on their skills.

Private training gives you time to overcome problem areas with your instructor and reach critical breakthroughs where you might have had challenges before. Your instructor will provide personalised training based on your skill level so you can perfect your techniques and even advance beyond the rest of the class. Receiving one-on-one time is essential to succeed in your Jiu-Jitsu training.

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Private lessons in Jiu-Jitsu can help you gain a deeper understanding of the art and take your training to the next level. This is the preferred method of training for many of our champions who participate in competitions due to the personalised attention each student receives. The one-on-one time you get during your private training is essential to learning of Jiu-Jitsu.

Enrol in your private training today to increase your knowledge and understanding of Jiu-Jitsu. Contact Gracie Barra Bristol to learn more about private training opportunities available to you.

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