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Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone

Chris Tillotson

“Starting Jiu Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra Santa Barbara was one of the best decisions of my life. My mistake was not starting earlier. The thing I found most surprising was the total lack of ego on the parts of the instructors J.P. , Rodrigo and Ighor. These are basically the nicest, fittest and coolest guys around who happen to be able to kick your butt anytime, anywhere with little or no effort.

I’ve taken other martial arts classes before but Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu is completely different. All the classmates and instructors work together to help new students. Everyone is eager to share information. There are many belt levels in classes so students can make class as challenging as they like. As a beginner I get my ass handed to me every single class but the workout is amazing and I’ve lost about 10 lbs. in a few months and have never felt better in my body.

Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra is the thing I look forward to most each week. It is without a doubt the best workout and most fun I’ve ever had doing any form of exercise.” 

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