The Gracie Barra School in Arcadia, California, offers world-class level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for individuals, families, and Law Enforcement Officials of Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley and is being developed to become a reference for physical education, character development, self-defense, and world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in the communities of Arcadia and nearby neighborhoods.
The GB Arcadia classes are aligned with the Gracie Barra Program Structure developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to meet specific learning needs from people with different ages, gender and levels. Our clean, friendly and progress oriented environment allows the students to have a challenging, inspirational and warm learning and training experience that always make them feel like coming back.
Professor Filipe “Jerry” Oliveira is a first degree Black Belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. He is part of the Gracie Barra family for over 14 years. He received his Black Belt at age 23 after years of dedication to this gentle-art. Teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 7 years, he has travelled around the world to share his knowledge in this sport. As a competitor he has achieved the titles of Pan American, Brazilian National, European and many others. Now, Professor Filipe wants to extend the success he has found in Huntington Beach and develop a big Gracie Barra family in Arcadia.
GB Arcadia is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial art, respect and is looking for a life-style that embraces and constantly improves all this aspects. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defense, a busy business person looking for a stress relieving activity, a parent searching for an something to complement the education of your kids, or a experienced martial artist aiming for further development of your fighting skills, come to our school. We are sure you will find an exciting and challenging place that will allow you to achieve your goals.