Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Santa Barbara Downtown

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Certified jiu-jitsu instructors instill fundamentals of fitness & self-defense in kids and adults of all ages & skill levels

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Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be 3 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Not valid for special events or summer camps. Classes must be used by the same person. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in jiu-jistsu training. Give fist-paintings a little martial artistry with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one month of unlimited jiu-jitsu and self-defense classes at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (up to a $206 value, including a one-time $50 registration fee).

Led by second-degree black belt Rodrigo Clark, certified instructors at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy teach kids and adults the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu and self-defense with a comprehensive curriculum used in more than 300 schools worldwide. Highly structured classes condense diverse Brazilian jiu-jitsu tactics into a set of fundamental moves and basic principles that prepare students to defend themselves against would-be assailants or strangers with sugar-free candy. Within 30 days of training, students of all ages can learn more than 60 techniques that stress both fun and fitness. Depending on their skill level, Groupon-holders can create their own self-defense patchwork quilt by attending as many sessions as they wish from a schedule packed with up to six classes a day.

A massive, 1,800 square-foot facility affords ample space to brandish their skills, while clean mats pad practice grapples. Much more than a fighting style, jiu jistu emphasizes discipline and respect for others and oneself, and students will quickly learn the rules of etiquette that come standard in every classroom. Though Groupon-holders are not required to wear uniforms, they may opt to purchase the school's uniform at half off ($70, normally $140), and will receive a free uniform if they sign up for a membership after their free month. While the deal is only valid for this location, full membership will give patrons access to any of its 300 schools.

Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy Santa Barbara

Highlights of Rodrigo Clark's two-decade Brazilian jiu-jitsu career include training with Master Carlos Gracie, Jr., reaching 3rd-degree black belt status, and medaling at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship seven times. At Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu Academy Santa Barbara, Clark shares his vast knowledge of the Gracie style of self-defense during programs for all ages and skill levels. His and his team's teachings don't just show students how to defend themselves, though. They can also boost self-esteem, burn calories, reduce stress, and improve one's ability to dice vegetables with their bare hand.

Customer Reviews

A big thank you GBSB for making me feel welcome and supported during my first weeks. Beginning my practice of BJJ was very intimidating and actually scary for me and I now feel comfortable coming to practice and also a part of the group. I really enjoy practicing and already feel a change in my body. Thank you ; )
Silla S. · February 19, 2012
You guys are awesome. i had a lot of fun.
Carlos M. · January 17, 2012
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    Santa Barbara Downtown

    1014 State St.

    Santa Barbara, California 93101

    805-845-2272

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