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Grand Opening at Gracie Barra in Mansfield TX

Gracie Barra Mansfield & Arlington Texas

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Mansfield) recently celebrated our Grand Opening on Saturday, October 11th with a Family Fun Day from 11:30AM until 2:30PM! We had some GREAT barbecue provided by Professor Young’s award-winning pitmaster brother, an excellent seminar on pressure passing by Eddie Saenz of Team Lovato, and a great time with all of our Gracie Barra friends and family!

We hope that everyone had as great a time as we did and were able to get enough to eat!

Become Part of the Gracie Barra Family!

Five Grappling Tournament – Oct 5, 2014

Gracie Barra Mansfield & Arlington TX

Gracie Barra Mansfield recently competed at the Five Grappling Texas 2 Open Championship 2014 on October 5th, and all of our kids did an amazing job!!

David Young – 2 Golds
Olivia Churman – 1 Silver
Anna Henderson – 1 Bronze
Evan Munn – 1 Bronze

With this marks the start of our competition team here at Gracie Barra in Mansfield & Arlington Texas. With the formation of this competition team, we are now holding competition training classes each week for those who have made the commitment to compete at upcoming jiu jitsu tournaments later this year and beyond! Interested in joining the team? Stop in and speak with Professor Young for more details.

Keep up the great work! OSSSS!

The Evolution of Skill – From Fundamentals to Advanced

Sitting at the edge of the mat while watching students roll, I had a conversation with a newer student of bjj who was already a black belt in a traditional form of Japanese jiu-jitsu. We were observing a couple of new students rolling; one of the students was unsuccessfully trying to pressure pass the other… Continue Reading »

YouTube Channel Relaunch

Since our conversion to Gracie Barra we have since taken down our old Youtube channel when we were still Champion Academy.  As such, many of our old videos are now inaccessible, but fear not! We are relaunching our Youtube channel under Gracie Barra Mansfield.  Be sure to check out our videos, and subscribe to us… Continue Reading »

New School Policies

We have a few new announcements to make regarding some of our school policies. SODAS IN THE GYM As a result of multiple spills over the past couple of weeks, we will no longer be allowing sodas in the gym. You may still bring your own water, but we do ask that you refrain from bringing sugary… Continue Reading »

Getting the Most out of Training Time

Getting into Jiu-Jitsu not only requires time, and a lot of resources. Now, to fully maximize the potential for learning within the gym, you have to be able to know how to do it. Your growth and success depend on your attitude in the gym. There are fans, there are followers, there are those who… Continue Reading »

17 Great Quotes for Jiu-Jitsu Inspiration

1) “Discipline and consistency. I owe these two factors all have attained in my life. Things have never happened overnight. Results have appeared as a consequence of decades long toil. It is necessary to persist.” Master Carlos Gracie Jr. 2) “I drill techniques – my main techniques, my “A” move, my “A Game” sweep, the guard pass and… Continue Reading »

Got “Jiu”? What is the “Jiu” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

While teaching the standup throws portion of a class at Gracie Barra I was trying to communicate to the class ( largely made up of white belts ) the idea of using your opponent’s momentum to set up the opponent for the throw. I paused and asked the class “Does anybody here know what the “jiu”… Continue Reading »

5 Things Jiu-Jitsu Newcomers Should Know

5 Things Jiu-Jitsu Newcomers Should Know

5 Basic Things You Need to Learn about Jiu-Jitsu SO there you are finally deciding to get off your couch and try out that awesome thing that you saw in MMA being shown on primetime TV. You finally said, “hey, my body is a huge mess, and girls dig MMA fighters. Right?” And then you… Continue Reading »