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2014 HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Jiu-Jitsu for Christmas!

2014 HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Jiu-Jitsu for Christmas!

Having a tough time trying to figure out what to get for that special someone this Holiday Season? Can you think of a better gift one could have than learning Jiu-Jitsu, making new friends, getting healthy & losing weight? Neither can we! This Holiday Season get started at Gracie Barra for just $199! Includes: Your… Continue Reading »

Winter Holiday Schedule 2014-2015 at Gracie Barra Mansfield

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Mansfield and Arlington Texas 2014-2015 Winter Holiday Schedule Students, please refer to the calendar for official closings for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays. We normally follow the Mansfield ISD schedule for school holidays, but this year we have made the decision to open more days during the… Continue Reading »

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… Continue Reading »

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… Continue Reading »

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 »