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TRAIN WITH WORLD CLASS BJJ INSTRUCTORS

Learn from World-Class Instructors and Experience the Authentic Tradition of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

WELCOME TO GRACIE BARRA

Transform your life with Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra! With academies in Rio Rancho, West Side, New Mexico, and Albuquerque, you’re not just learning a martial art – you’re investing in your well-being. Our classes, led by elite instructors, including the renowned Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, are designed to enhance your technique, physical conditioning, and confidence. In addition to self-defense skills, Jiu-Jitsu provides numerous benefits such as improved mental health, stress reduction, and increased physical capacity. In our state-of-the-art facilities, we offer programs for all ages and skill levels in a welcoming and motivating environment. Discover the positive impact of Jiu-Jitsu on your daily life. Come to Gracie Barra and join our community that values personal growth, discipline, and mutual respect. Enroll today and feel the difference!

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Our Instructors

Elevate your Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra schools, led by World Champion Roberto Tussa Alencar. With four strategically located academies, we offer access to exceptional training under the guidance of experienced instructors Joebe Pirtle, Russel White, Don Ortega, and Zaza. Our programs are designed for all levels, ensuring that each student can explore their maximum potential. At Gracie Barra, our motto is “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone”—not just a phrase, but a commitment to personal and technical development in a welcoming and motivating environment. Join us and become part of a global community dedicated to excellence in Jiu-Jitsu. Discover how our schools can help you achieve your goals and transform your life through Jiu-Jitsu.

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Location

There are four Jiu-jitsu schools in your city, find the nearest one to you.

Gracie Barra
New Mexico

1504 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110​

Gracie Barra Albuquerque

12251 Academy Rd NE #103, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

Gracie Barra Rio Rancho

1000 Golf Course Rd Suite 109, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Gracie Barra Westside

Gracie Barra West Side 3200 La Orilla Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.​

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Find Your Location

Gracie Barra
New Mexico

1504 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Gracie Barra
Albuquerque

12251 Academy Rd NE #103, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

Gracie Barra
Rio Rancho

1000 Golf Course Rd Suite 109, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Gracie Barra
West Side

Gracie Barra West Side 3200 La Orilla Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

People Love Learning Jiu-Jitsu With Gracie Barra

SEE FOR YOURSELF…

Richard Conner
Richard Conner
2023-09-09
Clean mats, super positive staff and students.
Céline Sarr
Céline Sarr
2023-08-02
Good vibes, great classes, nice people, clean mattress, every so perfect. Thank you for your welcoming and for sharing so much.
Mike Leland
Mike Leland
2023-06-18
Great School Good Vibe. Very Friendly people. I visited from out of town and the team here was super inviting. I did 2 classes with them had a great time and no one was trying to Destry me as "the new guy" . Thanks GB NM for a great visit.
Dennis Donovan
Dennis Donovan
2023-02-18
I was in town for work and decided to stop in and train as a visitor and this academy was outstanding. Everyone was welcoming, the instruction was structured and well demonstrated, and the academy was clean and organized. Highly recommended them to anyone that needs to continue training when away from home.
N Fletcher
N Fletcher
2022-11-09
Great instruction in the adults and kids class. Prof and coaches are very attentive and the gym stays clean. But the reason I rate it a 2.5 ⭐️ is price $$$$. It’s soooo expensive to train here. I moved from Oregon and the GB there was $310 for a family of 4. Kids prices for this school here are pretty ridiculous… (they charge the same for adults VS child $180). unfortunately I’m looking to go elsewhere this coming month.

BENEFITS

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques. It emphasizes leverage, technique, and strategy to overcome opponents of various sizes and strengths.

No, you do not need to be in peak physical condition to begin training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ itself is a great way to improve your fitness level. Our classes are structured to accommodate different fitness levels, and our instructors will help you gradually develop strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Yes! Many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies offer specialized programs for children. BJJ can benefit children by teaching them discipline, self-confidence, respect, and practical self-defense skills in a safe and controlled environment.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly effective for self-defense because it focuses on ground fighting, where many real-life altercations end up. BJJ techniques allow individuals to neutralize and control opponents without relying on size or strength, making it suitable for individuals of all ages and body types.

While it’s common for BJJ academies to provide loaner or rental equipment for beginners, you will eventually need to invest in a few essential items. These typically include a BJJ gi (uniform), a mouthguard, and protective gear like knee pads or rash guards. Your academy can guide you on the specific requirements.

The frequency of training can vary depending on individual goals and availability. For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a few classes per week to build a solid foundation. As you progress, you can gradually increase training frequency. Consistency is key, so aim for a balance that fits your schedule and allows for recovery.

Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu utilizes a belt ranking system to signify a practitioner’s progress and skill level. The traditional belt colors are white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Each belt requires a certain level of proficiency, time in training, and demonstration of technique and knowledge. Advancement in belt rank is typically determined through regular evaluations conducted by qualified instructors.

+1000

+1000 SCHOOLS ON SIX CONTINENTS

Gracie Barra is a worldwide community of Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students and athletes. Our organization consists of more than +1000 schools

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+1000 SCHOOLS ON SIX CONTINENTS

Gracie Barra trains over 600 black belts around the world. 

A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive.

+30

+30 YEARS O 

EXPERIENCE

 A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands at Gracie Barra. Since 1986

BENEFITS

  • Building Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Developing Respect and Discipline
  • Improves physical fitness and conditioning
  • Increases self-defense skills
  • Develops mental discipline and focus
  • Provides stress relief
  • Builds social connections and friendships

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques. It emphasizes leverage, technique, and strategy to overcome opponents of various sizes and strengths.

No, you do not need to be in peak physical condition to begin training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ itself is a great way to improve your fitness level. Our classes are structured to accommodate different fitness levels, and our instructors will help you gradually develop strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Yes! Many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies offer specialized programs for children. BJJ can benefit children by teaching them discipline, self-confidence, respect, and practical self-defense skills in a safe and controlled environment.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly effective for self-defense because it focuses on ground fighting, where many real-life altercations end up. BJJ techniques allow individuals to neutralize and control opponents without relying on size or strength, making it suitable for individuals of all ages and body types.

While it’s common for BJJ academies to provide loaner or rental equipment for beginners, you will eventually need to invest in a few essential items. These typically include a BJJ gi (uniform), a mouthguard, and protective gear like knee pads or rash guards. Your academy can guide you on the specific requirements.

The frequency of training can vary depending on individual goals and availability. For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a few classes per week to build a solid foundation. As you progress, you can gradually increase training frequency. Consistency is key, so aim for a balance that fits your schedule and allows for recovery.

Yes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu utilizes a belt ranking system to signify a practitioner’s progress and skill level. The traditional belt colors are white, blue, purple, brown, and black. Each belt requires a certain level of proficiency, time in training, and demonstration of technique and knowledge. Advancement in belt rank is typically determined through regular evaluations conducted by qualified instructors.

+1000

+1000 SCHOOLS ON SIX CONTINENTS

Gracie Barra is a worldwide community of Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students and athletes. Our organization consists of more than +1000 schools.

LOCATIONS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM

GRACIE BARRA SCHOOLS

GB NEW MEXICO, GB WESTSIDE, GB RIO RANCHO & GB ALBUQUERQUE. 

A certified Gracie Barra Black Belt instructor is responsible for teaching classes and is committed to Keeping the Legacy Alive.

+30

+30 YEARS O 

EXPERIENCE

 A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands at Gracie Barra. Since 1986.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids & Teens

Martial Arts classes for kids and teens at Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Academy are designed to promote physical, mental and emotional development. Our experienced instructors provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn self-defense techniques, improve their fitness levels and build confidence.

Improved Focus and Concentration: Martial arts training helps kids and teens develop focus and concentration, which can carry over into their academic and athletic performance.

Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem: Through learning new techniques and successfully practicing them, kids and teens can build confidence and self-esteem, leading to a positive outlook on life

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Adults

Martial Arts classes for kids and teens at Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Academy are designed to promote physical, mental and emotional development. Our experienced instructors provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn self-defense techniques, improve their fitness levels and build confidence.

Improved Focus and Concentration: Martial arts training helps kids and teens develop focus and concentration, which can carry over into their academic and athletic performance.

Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem: Through learning new techniques and successfully practicing them, kids and teens can build confidence and self-esteem, leading to a positive outlook on life.

Try Martial Arts for FREE!

It has never been easier to try us out with no obligations or contracts

With over 1000 schools, Gracie Barra is considered the most trusted martial arts academy in the world. With a family friendly atmosphere and world class instructors, we have everything you need to succeed.

Try Martial Arts for FREE!

It has never been easier to try us out with no obligations or contracts

With over 1000 schools, Gracie Barra is considered the most trusted martial arts academy in the world. With a family friendly atmosphere and world class instructors, we have everything you need to succeed.

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