The Gracie Barra School of Whittier, California, was founded in September 2010. Our school is the result of the efforts of Prof. Marco Feitosaa, a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. We offer world-class level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for individuals, families, and Law Enforcement officials of South Los Angeles and is a reference for fitness, character development, self-defense, martial art, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for the communities of Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Mirada and La Habra.

The Gracie Barra Whittier 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.

Gracie Barra is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial art, respect, and is looking for a well balanced life-style. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to loose weight or learn self-defense, a busy business man 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 the further development of your fighting skills, come to the school.

We are sure you will find an exciting and challenging place that will allow you to achieve your goals.

Coach/Head Instructor Eric Nostrand, 4th Degree Purple Belt, has been studying the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2002. Currently working as the program director at Gracie Barra Whittier, Eric enjoys bringing new people into the sport and introducing them to the self-defense and health benefits of implementing a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.


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