What is Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

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Why Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

We at GB believe that if everyone trained GB BJJ, the world would be a better place.

The benefits of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are far reaching and will touch every aspect of your life. At Gracie Barra, our students become leaders. Gracie Barra nurtures your independent thinking, supports your fighting spirit, and helps you achieve your personal BJJ goals.

Through GB BJJ, you will begin to understand yourself, on and off the mats, in ways you never imagined. You will test your limits and become the best you can be. GB respects that each student has their own goals and we support you in reaching them. The more you train, the better you will become and the more completely you will reach your true potential in life.

GB BJJ is for anyone who wants to learn how to defend him or herself in combat. What most people don’t know, is that GB BJJ will also allow you to apply those same principles to fighting the daily battles of life, like weight loss, stress, relationship issues, and self-confidence. You will learn how to think through problems more constructively than before, on and off the mats.

At GB, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement. Training the techniques and participating in live training sessions, with your partners and coaches, will give you an arsenal of weapons at your disposal whenever you should need them. The more you train, the more you will arm yourself with knowledge and skills to fight all your battles in life like a black belt.


In our family-friendly environment, we can through camaraderie, discipline, self-control, respect, empowerment and Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu skills harness anyone’s energy for the best! whether you are an adult looking to get in shape, lose weight or if you are a mom looking to learn self-defense or even a kid looking to be competitive in Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling and MMA, We are confident that our team of second to none instructors can offer you one of the best martial arts experiences not only in the Du Page County but also in the Midwest. Come and become a member of the Gracie Barra family and let us help you to better accomplish your goals with the Gracie Barra approved training curriculums.

Welcome to Gracie Barra Downers Grove, Il

At Gracie Barra Downers Grove, we believe in the life changing empowerment through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In our state of the art facility We offer almost everything you could ask for in a Martial Arts School. We have a wide range of programs, private training, and many other benefits. Whether you plan to lose weight, get in shape, relieve stress, apply the strategical mindset benefits of martial arts at work, gain confidence, self-esteem or train for competition, our school offers a wide range of plans, and We know one of them is what you are looking for.