The Gracie Barra School in Santa Barbara, California, is well known in the local Martial Arts community for its commitment to teaching high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At our school, you will receive hands on attention from our world class instructor who will monitor your progress in a clean, safe, healthy and friendly environment. Unlike most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools, in our dojo we work in accordance with your needs. Whatever your goals, our mission is to provide a class that is fit for you to help you attain your objective. Whether you want to became a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion or just want to get in shape, we are here to assure you will reach your goals while you have a lot of fun rolling around.
During our classes you will find that the techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are based on leverage and do not require strength or speed. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever practiced martial arts before. At Gracie Barra Santa Barbara you will find a healthy and friendly environment where you will learn and develop, step by step, all the physical skills necessary to perform the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
Rodrigo Clark began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1992, at the age of 16, under masters Jose Henrique Leao Teixeira and Helio Soneca Moreira, at the Gavea Jiu-Jitsu Academy. A couple of years later, Rodrigo joined the Gracie Barra School where he had the chance to learn from the legendary Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and train among the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the world.
Since he decided to start teaching in the United States, Rodrigo chose Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as his career, totally dedicating himself to it. Rodrigo has over 14 years of experience training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has left the mats several times as a champion, achieving many national and international titles. Rodrigo Clark is a Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. and an official Gracie Barra representative.
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