Opened since September 2008, Gracie Barra Naples in Naples, Florida has acted upon the responsibility of being a true representative of the GB Family. We are a growing number of students of all ages, gender and backgrounds, building a diverse brotherhood committed to the life long journey of self mastery provided by Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Besides BJJ, we also offer Kickboxing classes as well! If you are not yet a GB member, contact us to schedule your intro class. You too can benefit from the BJJ lifestyle.
Professor Paulo Ribeiro is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt as well as a Black Belt in Judo, was born in Sao Paulo, Brasil. He has trained in many disciplines throughout his life but has always held Brazilian Jiu Jitsu close to his heart. He has traveled the world competing. He moved to Florida after marrying his wife Natalie and shortly after started Gracie Barra Naples a Black Belt instructed school. He is one of the very few Black belt instructed schools in the SWFL area. Professor Paulo really enjoys what he does and wants only to share his passion and lifestyle with others.
When asked, “What does Gracie Barra mean to you?” All of our students would have the same answer: A family. That is not fortuity. It is rather the result of life works of extraordinary individuals like count Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and people like me who are dedicating their lives to the realization of their dreams and to the continuity of their legacies.