The Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School of Brossard, QC – Canada was founded in April 2013. Our school is the effort of Professor Rodrigo Lima Mendanha, a Black Belt under Prof. Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes, and Professor Bruno Fernandes, a Black Belt under Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport and a form of self defense that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend his or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique.
Gracie Barra schools are well known worldwide for their commitment to teaching high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At our school, you will receive hands-on attention from our world class professors and instructors who will monitor your progress in a clean, safe, and family-friendly environment.
Rodrigo Lima Mendanha, Bruno Fernandes and the instructors are trained under the Gracie Barra Curriculum created by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and are also IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) certified. The instructors are also certified by the Gracie Barra Association and have years of experience in teaching, competing and studying the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Our school is for anyone and everyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self-defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives. In addition, our family-oriented environment is a perfect place to teach your children how to feel safe every day when they are at school or outside playing. It also aids in developing their self-confidence and discipline. A typical Gracie Barra student starts with an introductory class where he or she will learn the overall self-defense strategy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and afterwards enroll in the Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program. After four months of training and learning all the techniques that encompass the Fundamental’s curriculum, the student will be recommended to join the Gracie Barra Advanced Program. With eight months of training and experience, the student will have the maturity level and enough knowledge to enroll in the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program. It is in the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program where he or she will be exposed to all kinds of training dynamics including, BJJ No-Gi and high level BJJ-Gi. This helps the student develop his or her own Jiu-Jitsu game, strategy and technique(s).
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a beautiful art and everyone is capable of learning it and enjoying its many benefits. Gracie Barra programs reflect more than thirty years of Master Carlos Gracie’s teaching experience and have succeeded in improving the life quality, self-esteem, discipline and health of thousands of individuals around the world in addition to building some of the best BJJ fighters ever known.