Gracie Barra Glendale in Glendale, California, is one of the newest additions to the growing Gracie Barra enterprise in America. Our school was established to provide the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction by giving students a safe, progress-oriented learning environment. Following the teaching methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., we are able to offer a precise program structure for all levels, whether you are a beginner or experienced martial artist. We provide a clean, safe, friendly, family oriented environment that allows our students to improve upon their BJJ skills set while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the techniques that were developed by the Gracie family.
Professor Robert Hill started training in 2004 when Gracie Barra America first opened in Orange County. He has been able to train and develop his Brazilian Jiu jitsu skills to a very high level under the close supervision of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., Professor Marcio Feitosa, Professor Andre Fernandez, and Professor Marco Joca; as well as many other very talented Gracie Barra black belts.
Prof. Robert discovered his love of teaching the art as a blue belt when he began assisting in teaching the children’s classes. With Prof. Robert’s assistance as well as other instructors, what started as a handful of children soon grew to become the Gracie Barra “Little Champs” program that we know today. Since then Robert has had the privilege to refine his teaching skills over the years by teaching at other Gracie Barra Academies.
Professor Robert is also a certified IBJJF Referee and has been involved in numerous tournaments, including the Pan American and Worlds, as a competitor, a referee and administrative staff. In opening Gracie Barra Glendale, Prof. Robert seeks not only to pass along the same Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he was taught and keep true to the sport, but to help spread the message of Gracie Barra and the positive lifestyle changes it brings with it to as many people as possible.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been tested and proven as an efficient, effective “real-world” system of self-defense, both through amazing successes in the Ultimate Fighting championship as well as in the introduction of ground grappling into the training regimen of nearly every major martial art worldwide. You too can benefit from the BJJ lifestyle, contact us to schedule your free intro class and start learning the most in demand martial arts in the United States.