The Gracie Barra School in Jacksonville, Arkansas is well known in the 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, and family-friendly environment.

Our black belt instructor, Eder Persiliano has trained under legendary Master Carlos Gracie Jr., and the World Class professors, Marcio Feitosa, Flavio Almeida and Marco Joca at the Main Gracie Barra Academy, located in Lake Forest, California. Under Master Carlos’ tutelage, Marcio, Andre Flavio and Marco extensive knowledge of the “gentle art” was formed on the same mats as same of the best BJJ instructors and fighters ever known.

Our school is for everyone and anyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives. In addition our family-oriented environment is a perfect place to teach your children to feel safe everyday not only when they are at school or outside playing, but also in developing their self-confidence and discipline.


  • Jim Douglas says:

    The instructor is a good competitor but he can’t speak English well enought to understand him and the person at the front desk was very rude to me; I recommend training elsewhere, so I hope this helps you out!

  • Stephen Barns says:

    I have been training at GB Jacksonville for about 8 months. Jim is right , the instructer is a great competitor. He is from Brazil so english is his second language , but his english is fluent and is more than enough to carry on conversation and more than enough to teach BRAZILIAN Jiu Jitsu.I have made many good friends for life at the school and my Jiu Jitsu has improved dramaticaly. If you want to learn BJJ from a world class black belt that comes from the land that the art was created than this is a school for you. If you value mastery of the english language overtechnical grappling than it is not.

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