Gracie Barra North Orlando BJJ

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Orlando BJJ for everyone...including you!

Our two-story, training facility is centrally located just north of Downtown. We offer over 30 different classes and training sessions per week. While our schedule includes sessions for No-Gi BJJ, Muay Thai and Fitness, our primary focus is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practiced with the gi. This is a traditional uniform comprised of a jacket, pants and belt made from durable material.

Our curriculum is designed to accommodate Orlando jiu-jitsu practitioners of all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced competitor, we offer classes suit your needs.
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 Jiu-Jitsu techniques that were developed by the Gracie family.

At Gracie Barra North Orlando we believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is much more than just a martial art or self-defense system. Our classes will help you build confidence, develop a positive attitude, and instill lessons that are applicable in every aspect of your life. Men, women, and children as young as 4 yrs. old can all experience these benefits when becoming a part of our team.
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Brazilian jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

BJJ is a martial art with origins tracing back to the samurai warrior class of Japan. Instead of focusing on standing strikes, Jiu-jitsu aims to immobilize and neutralize opponents using grappling techniques and submission holds. A strict focus on technique and leverage over strength allows people of all sizes to learn and excel at this amazing art.
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Muay Thai

Muay Thai, also referred to as Thai boxing, is a powerful striking based art from Thailand. This style of fighting is also known as the "art of eight limbs" due to it's combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Weekly training sessions include technical instruction and controlled sparring which are sure to give you an amazing cardiovascular workout. 

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About Gracie Barra

Headed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr, Gracie Barra has been a leader in the development and expansion of BJJ in the United States and worldwide. The Gracie Barra organization has created a proven system for ensuring students get the best instruction from qualified instructors. 

To maintain the integrity of the art, school owners and instructors follow the systems and curriculum outlined by the Gracie Barra development team. As BJJ continues to expand across the globe, Gracie Barra and it's representatives will continue striving to maintain high standards and deliver quality BJJ instruction.
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Our Training Facility

Gracie Barra North Orlando BJJ is proud to offer classes in the largest jiu-jitsu facility in Central Florida. Our two-story, state-of-the-art training center is close to Winter Park and offers the following amenities:
  • Two large mat areas for simultaneous classes
  • Heavy bag area and boxing ring 
  • Full weight room
  • Crossfit style conditioning area
  • Multiple sitting areas for family or friends to watch
  • Changing room with showers
  • Three bathrooms
  • Central air
  • Cleaned daily
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Frequently Asked Questions About Bjj In Orlando

What is BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a Martial Art, developed by the Gracie Family in Brazil. The Gracies learned Jiu Jitsu from a Japanese Diplomat and evolved it into a whole new art which rather than focusing on powerful throws, the major strategy was to take attackers to the ground and pin them or apply joint locks or strangle holds to immobilize the opponent. Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has ben adopted by all branches of the armed forces as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies.

How is BJJ different than Karate and other Martial Arts?

Unlike Karate and other Martial Arts, the basic strategy is not to hurt or render your opponent unconscious but rather to neutralize, control and immobilize the attacker. Much like wrestling, the Jiu Jitsu fighter looks to take his opponents to the ground where he looks to outmaneuver and pin or immobilize.

I’m not in the best shape. Can I still take a BJJ Class?

It is not necessary to be in great shape to start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our classes begin with a moderate warm-up and stretching to avoid injuries. Each member is encouraged to set their own pace. Getting in shape while learning a new skill is an added benefit of training jiu-jitsu.

I’ve never done martial arts before? Is there a beginner class?

Yes, all new students and inexperienced visitors start in the beginners class. This is where you will learn the basic concepts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We also offer classes for children and advanced students.

Does GBNO offer private lessons?

Yes, some people prefer privacy or personal one-on-one attention. Our instructors are available for individual and semi private lessons.
Come visit us for a free class at North Orlando Gracie Barra!


923 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Click For Directions(407) 895-7010

Student Reviews

Jenna ArmitageJenna Armitage
23:56 18 Oct 22
I've been training at Gracie Barra North Orlando with my husband since Feb 2018. Starting jiujitsu here has been one of my best life decisions ever made. Aside from getting a great workout in, the community of amazing professors and other students is invaluable. Whether it is you've ever met them or not, students are always inviting and friendly. I've met my closest friends from training here. The professors are super passionate and are always willing to help when you ask questions after the class. It's such a welcoming community filled with positive vibes. Also, they have A/C - super important in Florida. :D Whether you want to be a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, there is always a place for you here. I highly recommend this academy!
Pavel LyssenkoPavel Lyssenko
13:06 18 Oct 22
I've been training at Gracie Barra North Orlando for few years. It's been a great ride. Positive and safe environment combined with world class instructors. The schedule is great. Whether you are a casual student or a serious competitor, there is a class for you. Academy is always clean and is kept maintained.
Jim SavinaJim Savina
02:39 15 Oct 22
Great place to train! My jiu jitsu training began in 2006 and has taken me to several schools around the country. GB North Orlando is now my training home, and I love it. It more than delivers on what’s important to me:(1). Live To Train Another Day: none of the other stuff matters if you’re consistently getting injured and off the mat. The instructors at GB North Orlando have created a great team culture that folks of all ages and levels will enjoy.(2). Growth and Development: the training is top notch—I’m always getting better.(3). A Fun, Hard Workout: I never leave without a smile on my face and a few pounds of sweat in my gi (even though the school is air conditioned—a key advantage for a school in FL!).If you’re in Central FL and looking for a place to train, you should definitely check out GB North Orlando
Giti KhalsaGiti Khalsa
14:41 14 Oct 22
Super proud to be affiliated with GB North Orlando. My two sons (ages 7 and 9) began their Jiu Jitsu journey a little over a year ago. Professor "Gutty" and Professor Lawrence, along with the rest of their team, do an absolutely incredible job with the kids program. It is a kind, loving, and fun, but disciplined environment... a perfect balance for establishing a foundation in this life-long endeavor.The adult program is also very well developed, where people of all levels are welcomed. Students and professors/coaches alike share openly their enthusiasm for training and growing together... built on mutual respect.Culture matters... and these guys walk the walk.
Jon-Ray FalgoutJon-Ray Falgout
12:33 04 Jul 22
We were visiting Orlando and my son wanted to get some jujitsu in. Professor Lawrence and G didn’t disappoint. This review is a couple weeks late but thanks guys!
01:43 21 Mar 21
Great place! Great instructors professor Lawrence and professor gutty really know their stuff. The place is always clean and the students are very welcoming.
Stefano SiragusaStefano Siragusa
23:29 21 Jan 21
Great Staff, great teammates.
Chance GlascoChance Glasco
01:07 26 Aug 20
Everyone trying to choke me.Would go again.
Pete CerrutoPete Cerruto
02:17 28 Nov 19
I met Professor Lawrence today and I was blown away by how welcoming and amazing he and the entire academy are. It was also really awesome as had a friend with me that had no impression of any martial arts and she was super excited as well. You will be hard pressed to find a better place never mind value for your money. The all inclusive atmosphere at the best price I’ve ever seen in my all years. I can’t wait to get started there and I’m blessed to be joining. Thank you Professor 🥋🙏🤝
Will ShubertWill Shubert
12:24 19 Sep 19
Loved training here. Awesome team introduced me to the sport and made me feel welcomed. Very patient while teaching me the basics. 5 stars highly recommend!
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    “Lots of mat space. Top notch instruction from Gustavo "Gutty" Muggiati. Facilities that are always clean. Great group of people from all walks of life and all levels of ability.”
    -- Wes Feldman --
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    “Excellent jujitsu school you can feel how much the instructors love what they do. They teach fundamentals the Gracie way so we learn from the beginning from the ground floor up.”
    -- Bennett Frumer --
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    “Great place to learn Jiu-jitsu with high level professors in an excellent environment for developing skills, exercising and making friends.”
    -- Anderson Macedo --
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    “Moving here from Miami, I was unsure where to go, after meeting everyone here I fell in love and wouldn't want to train anywhere else. If you want high quality training and a family environment look no further.”
    -- Alex Joseph --
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    “My only regret is that I waited so long to begin training here. The students and the staff are very welcoming, and the top-notch instructors really have a passion for teaching their students.”
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