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



Gracie Barra Women Program

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.


Gracie Barra Family

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.

Fundamental Brazilian Jiu-JItsu CurriculumAdvanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Curriculum

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. 



Gracie Barra Centennial FacilityGracie Barra  Centennial Jiu-Jitsu Changing Rooms Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Mats

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. 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. 



Kayron Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar

Saturday October 28th Professor Kayron Gracie will share his excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the son of our founder, Master Carlos Gracie Jr!!! Look forward to seeing you all there! Open to all BJJ Students for only $75. All Gracie Barra Students are only $50.

Buy tickets – Click Here!

Kayron Gracie was born on the 4th of May, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He is the oldest son of CBJJ (Confederacao de Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – aka IBJJ) president “Carlinhos” Gracie who is also the founder of Gracie Barra – one of Jiu Jitsu’s strongest teams. Though his first sporting passion lied with surfing, Kayron also started training BJJ from a very young age, competing for the first time when he was 9 years old at the Brasileiro (Brazilian National Championship), a competition he would win the following year as a junior yellow belt.

When Kayron was 17 years old, he moved to the United States, where he continued to compete (and win) while also beginning a career as a coaching member of the Gracie Barra team. Though he received his black belt from the hands of his father (on October 2009), the main responsible for Krayon’s tuition in the sport throughout his life was Marcio Feitosa. Marcio was also his main inspiration as a fighter when growing up.

In 2008 Kayron Gracie showed true toughness at the Mundial (World Championship). He fought in the Open Weight, and after a gruelling fight where he was pushed to the limit and ended up puking outside the arena after the win, he returned to the mat in exhaustion to fight Joao Assis (a fight he ended losing). Though he did not medal in the absolute, he did manage to win his weight class.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Kayron Gracie

Main Competitive Achievements:

IBJJF World Champion (2008 brown)
IBJJF Pan American Champion (2010 black, 2007 purple, 2006 blue)
IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2007 purple)
IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Open Champion (2017)
IBJJF Boston Open Champion (2015)
IBJJF Brazilian National Juvenile Champion (2004 blue, 2003 orange, 2001, 2000 & 1998 yellow)
IBJJF World Silver Medallist (2009 brown)
IBJJF World Bronze Medallist (2010 black)
IBJJF Pan American Bronze Medallist (2008 brown)
Favourite Position/Technique: Lapel Chokes and Spider Guard

Biography and notes from bjjheros

Fall Camp At Gracie Barra Centennial

Hello Parents, Are you kids out of school Oct 9 to Oct 13? Are you looking for some activities? If so, come try a fall camp class at Gracie Barra Centennial. on Tuesday and Thursday. Only $10 per Child and $20 max per family per day. Come learn the basics of Jiu-Jitsu. Open to all in the community. Check out our sample schedule:

Physical Drills
Animal Races
Self Defense
Kicks, Ready Stance and Push Kick
Side Mount, Build Frames and Recover
    Bulldog, Dodgeball, Red Light/Green Light
BJJ Theme
     Anti-Bully, Leadership, Respect

When: Tuesday 10/10 and Thursday 10/12


Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu,

4181 E. County Line Rd, Centennial CO 80122


Call Today to sign up or email – robert@gbcentennial.com

Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar, Fridays in September

Learn Self Defense for FREE with Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Gracie Barra (GB) Jiu-Jitsu is offering a fun, enjoyable and professionally prepared self defense seminar exclusively for women and teenaged girls. And the best part is: IT’S FREE!


Our FREE Women’s Self Defense Program will prepare you physically and mentally to deal with a potential attack.

In this structured program, Your Gracie Barra instructor will not only cover the most common attacks against women, but teach you how to attempt to prevent them, and then, if necessary, how to respond effectively!


Join us one Friday evening in September of empowerment and learning. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. This event is open to the general public.


Four Dates to Choose from – Sept 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th


Save your spot on EventBrite

Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu Celebrates Grand opening.

On Tuesday August 15th, 2017 Gracie Barra Centennial, the first Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the Denver Metro area celebrated it’s opening with a classic ribbon cutting. Professor Rafael had the honors as numerous students, city officials and members of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Attended. Bob Golden, President of the South Metro Denver Chamber, opened the ceremony with Stephanie Piko, Mayor Pro Tem, district 4 of Centennial. Guest enjoyed some traditional Brazilian fair including Acai and were able to watch kids and adult classes in action. 



Free Gracie Barra Anti-Bullying Program – Fridays in September

Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu Free Anti-Bullying Seminar

Bullying is a real problem. It happens on the playground, in the classroom, in social situations, and across digital platforms more every day. Almost 65% of kids who are bullied do not report the instance. Approximatley 90% of kids bullied online are also bullied offline. Kids today get no respite- no break- from the threat of bullying behaviors. Please come take advantage of one of our anti-bullying seminars in September and:


Learn how to recognize bullying
Learn how to stop and walk away
Learn how to standup to bullies
Learn how to protect yourself

Friday Afternoons in September 4:30pm – 5:30pm 

Open to everyone in the Community, but space is limited. So, sign up today. Four dates available.  Get tickets on Eventbrite

www.gbcentennial.com      855-548-5488 


Professor Rafael Visit

This weekend we had Professor Rafael visit us from our Gracie Barra Chino  and Rancho Santa Margarita locations. He has been training Jiu-Jitsu over 24 years and is currently a 3rd degree black belt. He captivated our kids class with his solid training. He also shared his expertise with our all levels class on Saturday. Professor Rafael visits us often. So, when he is here our students take advantage of the time. Follow us on FB, twitter and instagram so you know when he is here next. 


Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu Ribbon Cutting

Please join us and the South Metro Denver Chamber

Tuesday, August 15th from 4-6PM

4181 E. County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122

For the official inauguration of the first Gracie Barra Academy in Denver, CO

Refreshments and a Jiu-Jitsu demonstration will follow the ribbon cutting.

Gracie Barra is the one of the largest and most traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organizations in the World. Our schools, instructors, and competitors are present not only in the United States or Brazil, but also in South and Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Founded in 1986, Gracie Barra grew to become renowned in the Martial Arts world. Unyielding commitment to excellence on teaching methods, cutting-edge programs, and focus on a balanced life style for our members, along with a bountiful collection of Championship titles, GB is considered by many the powerhouse of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Each one of the over 500 Schools worldwide has the mission of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means for individual development going beyond the “contest philosophy.”

At GB Centennial, we strive to continue the legacy of extraordinary individuals such as Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and countless other GB instructors who dedicate their lives to the realization of their predecessors’ legacy. When joining our gym, you join the Gracie Barra family.

Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu is currently open and can be reached at 855.548.5488 or at www.gbcentennial.com and robert@gbcentennial.com

Red Shield Jiu-Jitsu Memberships Going Fast

Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu is signing up new students daily.

 Make sure you sign up in time to take advantage of the Red Shield Founders Program. The first 75 Members receive a free Gi, a discounted membership and a free t-shirt. Come check out a class today and see why Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu is the best. Our professors are Black Belts from Brazil teaching the latest in Self Defense techniques. Our Program is open to all Men, Women and Children from 3 years old and up. Its never too late to sign up. We read just the other day a gentleman in his 70’s receiving his black belt. Gracie Barra Centennial Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. See you soon at 4181 E. County Line Rd. Centennial, CO 80122 phone 855-548-5488 gbcentennial.com

Sign up for more info – Click Here