Gracie Barra West Kensington is a School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense. Gracie Barra was founded by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. during the 80s and Gracie Barra West Kensington, Gracie Barra Fulham, Gracie Barra Preston and Gracie Barra Manchester were founded in Europe by his student and professor, Lucio Rodrigues “Lagarto”.
Professor Lucio came to Europe with the mission of helping to expand the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle and philosophy here. You can find more about the history and legacy of Professor “Lagarto” on google and social media. In 2011, after being in the UK for 7 years, he graded his first Black Belt ever, now Professor John Paul Hartley.
Paul Hartley is one of the most prestigious professors of Gracie Barra, he is also a master in 4 other martial arts, but he fully dedicates his time toward teaching Jiu-Jitsu.Over the years, Gracie Barra has become the biggest and most successful sports team in the World, with more than 700 schools around the globe. Besides being one of the strongest teams, GB has a mission of Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone, which consists of the idea of teaching Jiu-Jitsu, the art, the philosophy and the lifestyle to everyone, of all ages, genders and levels.
Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them on and off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being. The GB¹ Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting, to individuals like you. It’s structure condenses an immense diversity of Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.
The Gracie Barra Kids Program was created to provide children ages 3-15 with an environment that allows them to experience and understand core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.
As a contact sport, Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu provides a very challenging yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of GB Jiu-Jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by the instructors often carries over to the child’s behaviour at home and at school.
GB WEST KENSINGTON
347 North End Road – SW61NN
GRACIE BARRA FULHAM
2 Fulham High Street – SW63LQ
GRACIE BARRA HQ
Professor Lucio “Lagarto” Instagram: @lagartobjj
Professor Paul Hartley Instagram: @leao_marinho
Chinwaggers card members can receive one free trial class, with free joining fee and 15% off any unlimited membership at their West Kensington branch (This offer also applies to adult classes)Payments are made in person and you will need to attend for a free intro class first. Please present your Chinwaggers card before making any purchases. The intro class can be booked online on the website