About Us

 

Gracie Barra Santa Barbara offers a precise Martial Arts program for all levels whether you are a beginner or experienced martial artist. We provide a safe, friendly, family oriented environment that allows our students to improve upon their Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills set while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the techniques that were developed by the Gracie family.

Our school is well known in the local Martial Arts community for its commitment to teaching high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids and adults. At our school, you will receive hands on attention from our world class instructors, who will monitor your progress in a clean, safe, healthy and friendly environment.

Gracie Barra Santa Barbara has a reputation for it’s amazing kids self defense program. But it is also a reference for fitness, weigh loss, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in the Santa Barbara community.

Our program structure was developed to meet specific learning needs from people with different ages, gender and skill levels. Gracie Barra Santa Barbara provides a progress oriented environment that allows the students to have a challenging, inspirational, and warm learning and training experience.

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Kids Martial Arts Program

All parents hope their child is physically and psychologically ready to deal with the challenges of life. Kids will face challenges that can be difficult and discouraging. This can come in the form of bullies, academics, failure, and other dangers that can influence their entire life. Children must learn how the defend themselves by having the right tools.

Martial arts for kids can bring a new surrounding of positivity into their life and into their surroundings. At Gracie Barra Santa Barbara we specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to our students. We take immense pride in our ability to help kids learn and become disciplined. We want them to have fun but also become more knowledgeable in defending themselves and improving their self-confidence.

martial arts kids program

Empowering children and teaching them the ways of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

What can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu do for children?
– Physical Fitness & Body Awareness
– Coordination & Balance
– Discipline & Self-Control
– Teamwork & Sportsmanship
– Focus
– Confidence & Self Esteem
– Leadership & Cooperation

Unlike many other martial arts for kids, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training focuses on nonviolent methods to defend oneself. There is no punching, no kicking or striking of any kind. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses leverage and balance rather than strength. This can give the ability to a much smaller person defeat a much larger and stronger opponent.

We offer classes to all ages of children, our class schedule is designed to fit a parent’s and child’s availability to not interfere with school or home life.

We offer a Free Trial for our program, just simply sign up today and visit our academy!

Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Let us celebrate your next BIRTHDAY with a party at Gracie Barra City-Name.

Your fun filled celebration starts off with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and games. The children will learn self defense techniques, character development lessons and fitness exercises that will be used long after the party is over. We offer two packages:

Arm Bar Package 1

Minimum 12 kids, Max 20

Price $249
($50 deposit)

  • Total 90 minutes party
  • 45 Minutes of Jiu Jitsu Instruction and games
  • 1 Instructor
  • Birthday Kid gets a Belt or a T-Shirt

Kimura Package 2

Minimum 20 kids, Max 30

Price $349
($50 deposit)

  • Total 1:45h party
  • 60 Minutes of Jiu Jitsu Instruction and games
  • 2 Instructors
  • Birthday Kid gets a Belt or a T-Shirt

What is included in the party packages?

All Party Packages Include:

  • Invitations
  • Juice Boxes/ water bottles
  • Pizza (2 slices per guest)
  • Paper Products (Napkins, cup and plates)
  • Exciting Games
  • Jiu Jitsu Lesson
  • Goody Bag (GB sticker + wrist band)
  • Gratuity NOT included

You must provide a list of all children that will possibly attend the party, 2 weeks prior to the party. We will send
out invitations which include permission slips for each child who is attending the party. For safety reasons, children
should be at least 3 years old to participate in the party.No prior Martial Arts experience is required.

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Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Let us celebrate your next BIRTHDAY with a party at Gracie Barra City-Name.

Your fun filled celebration starts off with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and games. The children will learn self defense techniques, character development lessons and fitness exercises that will be used long after the party is over. We offer two packages:

Arm Bar Package 1

Minimum 12 kids, Max 20

Price $249
($50 deposit)
($100 Instructor)
($100 Suppliers)

  • Total 90 minutes party
  • 45 Minutes of Jiu Jitsu Instruction and games
  • 1 Instructor
  • Birthday Kid gets a T-Shirt

Kimura Package 2

Minimum 20 kids, Max 30

Price $349
($50 deposit)
($100 Instructor per Instructor)
($100 Suppliers)

  • Total 1:45h party
  • 60 Minutes of Jiu Jitsu Instruction and games
  • 2 Instructors
  • Birthday Kid gets a hat and a T-Shirt

What is included in the party packages?

All Party Packages Include:

  • Invitations
  • Juice Boxes/ water bottles
  • Pizza (2 slices per guest)
  • Paper Products (Napkins, cup and plates)
  • Exciting Games
  • Jiu Jitsu Lesson
  • Goody Bag (GB sticker + wrist band)
  • White Belt (students will earn a white Belt for their participation in class)
  • Gratuity NOT included

You must provide a list of all children that will possibly attend the party, 2 weeks prior to the party. We will send
out invitations which include permission slips for each child who is attending the party. For safety reasons, children
should be at least 3 years old to participate in the party.No prior Martial Arts experience is required.

* All fields are required

 

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Gracie Barra Santa Barbara

1014 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 845-2272

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Instructors

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Professor Rodrigo Clark

3rd Degree Black Belt

Rodrigo Clark began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1993, at the age of 16, under masters Jose Henrique Leao Teixeira and Helio Soneca Moreira.  A couple of years later, after being accepted in Law School, at a private university located near the original Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rodrigo became part of the world famous Gracie Barra Team, where he had the chance to learn from the legendary Master Carlos Gracie Jr., and train among the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the world.

Professor Rodrigo has over 24 years of experience training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has left the mats several times as a champion, winning many national and international titles. Among other achievements, Rodrigo is 7x World No Gi Jiu-Jitsu medalist.

Rodrigo Clark is a Black Belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. and an official Gracie Barra representative. Rodrigo is the owner and head coach of Gracie Barra Santa Barbara.

Aside from leading the Gracie Barra school in Santa barbara, Prof. Clark is currently the President of the United States Jiu-Jitsu Association. The Mission of the USJJA, as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, is support Jiu-Jitsu athletes and promote the sport of Jiu-Jitsu throughout the U.S., while providing Jiu-Jitsu scholarships for children of low-income families.

The United States Jiu-Jitsu Association is also committed to organizing world-class Jiu-Jitsu tournaments with the purpose of fostering the growth and popularity of Jiu-Jitsu across the country.

Professor Thiago Reinaldo

 

Black Belt 2nd Degree              

Professor Thiago Reinaldo is a Black Belt under Master Henrique Machado. Prof. Thiago was born and raised in Amazon. At the age of  15 he started training Jiu-Jitsu in the city of Manaus, where he had the opportunity to train for several years with UFC star Ronaldo “Jacare”, and many other world famous Jiu-Jitsu and MMA champions.

Thiago is an amazing athlete, with an impressive number of titles. Among dozens of National and International titles, Thiago has won the World Championship, Amazon State Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Brazilian National Championship, and most recently the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Currently professor Thiago teaches and trains at Gracie Barra Santa Barbara.

 

 

Schedule

Morning & Early Afternoon Classes

Monday

  • Muay Thai 5:30 am to 6:30 am
  • All Levels 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Sparring 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Tuesday

  • All Levels 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Sparring 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Wednesday

  • Muay Thai 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • All Levels 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Sparring 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Thursday

  • All Levels 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Sparring 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Friday

  • All Levels 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Sparring 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Saturday

  • Juniors & Teens 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Fundamentals 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Advanced NoGi 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5:30 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Late Afternoon & Evening Classes

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Monday

  • Future Champs 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Kids 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Fundamentals Men & Women 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Advanced Adults 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Teens 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Juniors 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Advanced Adults 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Fundamentals Men & Women 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Muay Thai 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Future Champs 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Kids 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Fundamentals Men & Women 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Advanced Adults 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday

  • Teens 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Juniors 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Advanced Adults 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Fundamentals Men & Women 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Muay Thai 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday

  • Future Champs 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Kids 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • All Levels 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Fundamentals (Men & Women): up to Green Belt
All Levels: all belts welcome
Advanced: Green Belt and above
Kids: 3 to 6 years old
Juniors: 7 to 10 years old
Teens:11 to 15 years old
Advanced Kids/Jr: By invitation only

The Schedule is dynamic and is improved every season (Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring) to better fit our students needs.

Private classes can be scheduled during the morning and other times depending on the instructors availability. Students interested in private training can talk to our team members.

To get more information about each class, curriculums and the Gracie Barra Program Structure, click here.