8 Reasons why train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Centennial

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1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fun way to get fit.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often likened to a game of human chess. If you don’t like to work out at a gym because you get bored, you’re not alone. Many of our students were tired of going to the gym, and they couldn’t find new songs or audio books to entertain them on the treadmill. They found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to be the perfect workout because it requires a high level of concentration proportional to the amount of calories burned and pounds lost. What’s more, you’ll still learn to defend yourself. It’s a win-win situation.

2. Gracie Barra Family.  When you join Gracie Barra Centennial you are now part of a global organization of over 700 BJJ schools. When traveling you can train all over the world for no additional cost. And, you will be treated as a family member.

Carlos Gracie JR

3. Carlos Gracie Jr. In 1986, Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first Gracie Barra school, in the city of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. From that one location he created the most expansive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization there is, with offices in the USA, Brazil, Australia and Europe and around 700 hundred schools spanning the world. He created a structure that could protect the Gracie Barra banner while still offering support to instructors and school owners, to create career opportunities via certification programs and professional training. The aim of the schools is to help their communities by offering Jiu-Jitsu for everyone including you.

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4. Unmatched Curriculum. The Gracie Barra curriculum ensures that students will be led through a proven progression of positions and techniques in order that they may learn jiu-jitsu in the fastest way possible. It allows instructors to cover all areas of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, leaving no gaps in the BJJ knowledge of the students. It is a complete jiu-jitsu that pays attention to the areas of:

1) Self defence (the reason why most people start learning a martial art)
2) Takedowns (90% of street fights hit the ground but 100% start standing!)
3) Ground – the strength of brazilian jiu-jitsu. 

Each week Professors and Coaches study and prepare to teach the ensuing classes under the well planned curriculum. With over 700 schools around the world we have the input and support of hundreds of blackbelts. Gracie Barra is always refining and improving our program. As a result, at Gracie Barra Centennial you get the best in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaching today and the teaching of the future. You can check out our programs HERE.

Gracie Barra Centennial Instructors

5. Superior Instructors. At Gracie Barra Centennial we have world class instructors with years of training and coaching experience. Each instructor has gone through intensive training under the Gracie Barra ICP certification program. This ensures our students are given the best direction and are able to progress in a safe and healthy environment. 

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6. Beautiful Facilities. Located at 4181 E. County Line Rd in Centennial, Colorado you will find over 3300 sq. ft of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu facilities in Colorado. We have almost 2000 sq. Ft of Mats, men’s and women’s changing rooms. We have two beautiful showers great for professionals heading to work after a training. We have comfortable couches to watch your friends and children train. For kids, we have a library of books, games and homework tables. They can keep busy while their siblings and parents train. 

Jiu-jitsu friendships

7. Excellent Training Partners – Lifelong Friendships. Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu students are the pride of the school. Without good students its impossible to have a good school. Our students are like-minded individuals. They are always looking to better themselves in health and fitness and have found a good place in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They treat each other with the utmost respect. Jiu-Jitsu can be intimidating when sparring with another person. People are afraid of getting injured. At GB Centennial our students talk and learn what each other is looking to gain in the training session. This helps them become comfortable with each other and help prevent injuries in the session. This communication leads to strong friendships that can last a lifetime. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is pretty special. You can improve yourself and meet some great people along the way.

8. Jiu-Jitsu Changes Lives… Come on in and you’ll see why. If you are curious and would like to try a free class, call us anytime at 855-548-5488 email at robert@gbcentnnial.com or stop by. Jiu-jitsu changes lives and could change yours too. 

Gracie Barra Centennial Holiday Special

Are you looking for a great way to start the new year? If so, there is no need to wait. Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu is hosting its best holiday special ever.

  • Limited time only – Right now, Pay only $185 and receive a GI, Rash Guard and One month unlimited Jiu-Jitsu training. This is over a $350 value for only $185. And, you can start your membership the day after Christmas if this is a gift!

Don’t wait. Sign-up Today. If your not sure now. Drop in to try a free jiu-jitsu class and see if it right for you. Promotion ends on 12/24/2018. Call us at 855-548-5488 or email us at robert@gbcentennial.com to set a time today. Here is a link to our schedule.

You can also visit us to see what a class is like here

Week 10 Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu Armbars, Mount and Knee on Belly

Come to Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu this week and learn how to defend yourself from a takedown with a classic guillotine choke. We are also teaching submissions from the mount position. Learn a quality armbar and a keylock submission. In addition we are teaching the key points of knee on belly. 

In the advance classes we are working on hand and hip throws, mount and knee on the belly submissions. 

In the GBK program we show how to do a headlock takedown as well as defense for it. We also follow similar moves in the adult curriculum, as the knee on the belly and working from the mount. 

For more about Armbars Visit HERE

Week 9 Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Curriculum

Week 9 training is awesome. We learn some great self-defense moves from standing, transitions to the guard, sacrifice throws and fun ground game techniques.

GB1 Fundamentals: Come learn to duck a hook punch and transition to a throw and takedown. Work on the art of the Pendulum sweep and perfect the armbar. You definitely will not want to miss how to take the back from closed guard or how to do a solid triangle. This week is going to be fun. You do not want to miss it. 

GBK: Our kids will learn how to protect themselves by using distance with a safe stance, arms and legs. It will be cool to see them practice the open guard and keep their opponents away with the legs. The more advanced kids will work on cross color chokes, kimura’s and triangles. Watch your kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu improve this week. 

GB2-3 Advanced: Come this week to see our Professors share their favorite sacrifice throws, transitions to the guard ans setups for solid submissions. Each week in the advanced class there are always some new trends to learn. 

GB Learning : How To Take The Back

GB Learning : How To Take The Back

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at a few of the varied ways we can take the opponent’s back.

A GB student posed the question “I have a few submissions from the back but I never seem to get to the back mount when I roll with good guys. How can I get to the back mount?”

The more experienced your opponent, the less likely they will commit a mistake that gives you an easy back take.

Let’s see how some Gracie Barra instructors catch the rear mount position

1) Take the back from Turtle / Estabilização da pegada das costas com o oponente de 4 apoios
Prof. Jefferson Moura  the head instructor of GB Rio Matriz shows how to attack the opponent in turtle and take the back.

2) Taking the back countering the double underhooks pass / Pegada das costas partindo da guarda aberta
We can transition to the opponent’s back off of their attempted double underhooks guard pass. Prof. Osvaldo Neto teaches how.

3) Take the back with double underhooks pass / Passagem de guarda com pegada das costas
Now let’s reverse the situation and see how we can take the back using the double underhooks pass.

4) Take the back from closed guard
Prof. Carlos Liberi shows a high percentage back take that you can perform from your closed guard.

5) Advanced – Take the back from reverse half guard
When your opponent performs a back step into reverse half guard, you can use their lapel to catch the back. Not for beginners!

See also on Gracie Barra : Mental Preparation for Competition

 

Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Instagram: markmullen.bjj

Gracie Barra Week 6 Fundamentals: Headlock and Back & Turtle Bottom

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Curriculum allows for students starting Jiu-Jitsu for the first time and even the experienced competitor to learn and refine the basics. Each week we go through a series of  new techniques all layered together by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and may of his black belts. 

This week we are learning some very important headlock escapes. A great aspect of our program is the practical use of self-defense techniques we learn. These escapes are great for jiu-jitsu competition as well as on the streets in a confrontation. In addition to the headlock escapes we learn a very important guard – Turtle. The turtle is a good way to protect yourself while transitioning back to a full guard or top dominant position. Drop in one day this week for a free class an you can begin to learn for yourself. Call us 855-548-5488 or by email at robert@gbcentennial.com

Week 4 Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Training Curriculum

This week we up our level of Jiu-Jitsu training at Gracie Barra Centennial.

GB1 Fundamentals – Come learn how to ward off an attacker with a solid hip throw. We are working transitions from the mount and knee on the belly.

GB2-3 Advanced – In our advanced Jiu-Jitsu training we share some great foot throws and submissions from the mount and knee on belly. 

GBK – In the kids program our Jiu-Jitsu training follows the adult program. We learn a great  foot sweep and how to sweep our opponent when they are mounted. 

We look forward to seeing you this week at Gracie Barra Centennial. Remember we serve the entire South Denver Metro area including Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lone Tree, Parker area, and more.

For other great moves check out our blog: Submissions from Side Mount

Week 3 Gracie Barra Training Curriculum

Come learn the single leg takedown and double leg this week at GB Centennial

The fundamentals continue at Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu. Serving the entire South Metro Denver Area, our Black Belt Professors can help you improve your game. Gracie Barra is the prime place to learn Denver Jiu-Jitsu.

This week we are escaping the mount and side mount with our self defense. When we get to the ground game we are honing our skills on breaking the guard from the knees and standing, learning the one arm under pass and the double arm under pass. 

In the advanced program we show many options for takedowns including the single leg takedown and the double leg takedown. This is will help all our competitors get the first points in competition. Our professors then share their favorite positions from top, passing guard and submissions.

In the Gracie Barra Kids program we learn how to break fall, use the guard and the technical lift. These are some of the most basic positions in Jiu-Jitsu as well as most important. For our Gracie Barra Kids competitor we are working on the single leg takedown. 

Gracie Barra Regionals – Southwest

There is only one week left before the Gracie Barra Regionals in Phoenix.

DAY 1 – COMPNET Regional Championship – Saturday September 29th, 2018

It’s Jiu-Jitsu competition day.

The first day of the GBR will be dedicated to the Gracie Barra Competition Team. The renowned EQUIPEGB involves not only GB Athletes defending the Red Shield in tournaments all over the world but also their professors, training partners and supporters who make their dream of becoming a champion of Gracie Barra possible.

The CompNet will be hosting the first Gracie Barra Southeast Regional Championship giving you and GB students from all over the world an opportunity to compete in a safe, friendly and yet highly technical environment.

The morning of the Tournament Day will be dedicated to GB Kids ages 3-15. As a reminder, you pick the age group of the age your child will be in the year of 2018, so wether he’s turning 10 in December or turned 10 in January, he’s competing with the 10 year old Age Category, please choose accordingly.

The afternoon will be dedicated to Juvenile and adult divisions white to black belt.

Last but not least, the GB Tournament Day is launching the GB Ambassadors Program. You will have the opportunity to learn about what it takes to qualify to become an Ambassador for the season of 2019.

The Gracie Barra Regionals is a family event envisioned by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to give an opportunity for our global community to meet at the same place to learn, train, get inspired and have fun. Make plans to join us at this epic event that is designed to be a hallmark in the history of Gracie Barra.

Register Here!

DAY 2 – The GB Legacy and GB Training Day – Sunday September 30rd, 2018

Day two is dedicated to Keeping Alive the Legacy of Gracie Barra and Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

In the morning We will have live sessions giving you the opportunity to participate in live workshops, roundtables, speeches, and practical group exercises addressing topics such as GB History, GB Philosophy, Jiu-Jitsu Entrepreneurship, GB Teaching Method, Leadership and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle. We will focus our sessions around the 3 pillars of Gracie Barra highlighting the vision of Master Carlos Gracie Jr, providing you tools and information to deliver Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone in each city in the world!

The first day afternoon of the GB Regionals will be dedicated to the complete Jiu-Jitsu of Gracie Barra.

Some of the best and most recognized athletes and professors from our team will be joining forces in a “never seen before” series of Master Classes and Seminars bringing your Jiu-Jitsu game to a whole new level.

The GB Training Day is founded on the Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone approach.

Three mat areas will be assembled allowing for simultaneous activities focused on different topics, age groups, and levels while keeping all GB team members together.

This setup will allow us to host Jiu-Jitsu Master Classes that meet specific learning needs and make sure the GB Training Day is attended by everyone from young children, teenagers, ladies, and beginners to high level students, black belt professors, and world champions.

At specific time of the Training Day, all attendees will gather in one gigantic training area of 6,000 square-feet to take part in the GB Seminars.

The Training Day will end with an epic Drilling and Training Session and the official GB Southeast Regionals Group Picture along with Belt Promotion.

Register Here!

Week 2 Gracie Barra Training Curriculum

Hello Denver, Are you ready to learn some headlock and side mount escapes?

This week at Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu we move into week 2 of our curriculum.

GB1 – Fundamentals 

We start class A learning how to do a rear corner takedown from a a standing headlock. Then we learn two of the most basic side mount guard recoveries. 

In Class B we learn to lift and side step o soto gari from a  rear headlock. On the ground game we practice getting to turtle guard from side mount and how to transition to a double leg takedown. 

GBK – Kids

In the kids program we also learn how to defend the headlock. In addition we work some hip throws from judo grips. On the ground game we are working solid side mount escapes. 

GB3 – Advanced

At Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu we love to work our stand up game. This week in our advanced program we work on hip throws. On the ground game we work on some variations of submissions from side mount. So if you are in Denver and in the South Metro Denver area drop in this week to improve your game.