Empowering all with Women's self-defense, Kid's fun classes (ages 3-15), Adults Fundamentals for beginners, and Advanced techniques for experienced practitioners. Join us for growth and camaraderie on the mat!


First in line, Mitsuyo Maeda, the Japanese with unparalleled skill, brought the gentle art to Brazil. Next, Carlos Gracie Sr., Maeda’s first student and the first Gracie to ever learn Jiu-Jitsu. Third, Hélio Gracie, Carlos’ brother and the best Gracie fighter of his time. Fourth, Rolls Gracie, is a true jiu-jitsu innovator and champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu philosophy. And finally, Carlos Gracie, Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra and the visionary of the JIU-JITSU FOR EVERYONE® project. It's our tradition of recollecting the lives of great Masters and practitioners, both as a mark of gratitude and appreciation and as a source of inspiration from which we may still learn.

Don't miss this opportunity to explore the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra. We welcome you to join us for a complimentary trial class to experience the magic of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu firsthand. Regardless of your age, fitness level, or previous experience, we are confident you'll find your place in our close-knit community.


Prof. Alexandre "Café" Dantas

Black Belt 6th degree under Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

More than 25 years teaching martial arts

Wrote several articles about Jiujitsu

Published several instructional videos

Referee in several international tournaments

Teaching seminars all around the world

Cover of several Martial Arts magazines

Certified self-defense instructor for Law Enforcement

Law degree

Master in Law

PhD in Political Science

USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame

Member of Gracie Barra Legacy Hall

IBJJF World champion 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006

IBJJF World Master champion 2020

IBJJF World No Gi champion 2021, 2023

IBJJF Pan Ams champion 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2021, 2023

CBJJ Brazilian National champion 1998, 2002

CBJJ Brazilian Teams champion 2001, 2002

FJJRIO Rio de Janeiro State champion 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

UFC veteran

UAEJJF Legends heavy weight champion

ADCC Brazil champion 2006

Prof. James Singeltary.

James Singeltary is a multi-talented

athlete/celebrity renowned for his versatility

and captivating performances at IBJJF. With

a strong background in BJJ, Tae Kwan Do,

and Hapkido, James has built a

distinguished reputation and a following

across various demographics for combat


His charismatic personality, professionalism,

and commitment to excellence make him an

ideal collaborator for projects seeking to

make a lasting impact.

1 st Degree Black Belt BJJ under Gracie Barra

• #1 Ranked Master 7 Black Belt In the World 2020-2021

• 3X IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt Worlds Masters Ultra

heavyweight gold champion GI.

• 3X IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt Open Class Worlds Master gold

champion GI.

• 3X IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt PAN Ultra heavyweight gold

champion GI.

• 3X IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt PAN Open class gold champion


• 2X European IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt Ultra heavyweight

Champion GI

• 2X European IFBJJ Master 7 Black Belt Open weight

Champion Gi

4th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwan-Do Full Contact

• Three-Time National Champion

2nd Degree Black Belt Hapkido

Combat hand-to-hand training instructor in UAE for 6 years

• UAE Military (Consultant)

What Our Students Say

Dustin Russell

I would like to start off by saying how grateful for this academy I am.

World class instructors who believe in excellence and bring a great authentic feel to BJJ

My children and I greatly benefit from the instruction of the professors and coaches here.

Great place for kids and adults of all ages seeking to gain mental strength and a physical education in applied Juijitsu

Chad Braswell

Gracie Barra is a good place to learn the fundamental techniques of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and train. Everyone here is friendly and quick to help regardless of athletic ability or age. They live up to their slogan of “Jiu-jitsu for everyone”, you can tell it is built into their culture. Try a free class and see for yourself.

Jamie Delacruz

I can’t recommend Gracie Barra enough! The staff is stellar. Not only do they teach self defense techniques and jiu jitsu, but they also teach skills that are integral in character development. They are consistent in their student expectations as well as their instruction methods.

4002 J Louis St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, USA



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