Gracie Barra Dana Point Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was founded in 2007 by Professor Flavio Almeida. Our school offers world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction to individuals, families, and Law Enforcement Officers of Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, and San Juan Capistrano.
Our newly renovated state of the art facility creates the perfect environment for individuals of all ages and genders that seek physical fitness, character building, and self defense. All of our classes align with the Gracie Barra Program Structure developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Gracie Barra Dana Point is for anyone that values discipline, respect, wellness and a balanced life-style. Our clean, friendly and progress oriented environment allows students to have a challenging, inspirational and warm learning experience.
Gracie Barra Dana Point is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial arts, and respect. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that just wants to loose weight, a person who wants to learn self defense, a busy professional that seeks a stress relieving activity, a parent looking to enhance the education of their child, or an experienced martial artist looking to further develop their fighting skills, Gracie Barra Dana Point is the school for you!
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Coach Paula Guedes
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Paula is our Gracie Barra Dana Point Barra Fit coach. Coach Paula has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy and is extremely dedicated to the sport and to helping others. She shares the love of training with the rest of her family. From a young age, she has …
Prof. Fernando Nassif
BJJ Rank: 2nd degree Black Belt For Professor Fernando Nassif, jiu-jitsu is more than a martial art; it is a way of life! Professor Fernando started training jiu-jitsu at the age of 13 in São Paulo, Brazil, He dedicated himself to jiu jitsu and began training 2-3 times a day to prepare himself for national …
Prof. Flavio Almeida (Founder, Gracie Barra Dana Point)
BJJ Rank: 5th Degree Black Belt Professor Flavio Almeida started training martial arts when he was 12 years old, through karate. He followed in his brother, Ricardo Almeida’s footsteps and began practicing jiu-jitsu under the Gracie Barra family. He has had the privilege of receiving coaching from many jiu-jitsu legends, such as Renzo Gracie, Marcio …
Prof. Michael Castellini
BJJ Rank: 2nd Degree Black Belt Professor Michael Castellini started grappling as a high school wrestler. After graduation he quickly transitioned to Jiu-jitsu under the guidance of Professor Flavio and Professor Felipe. Jiu-jitsu provided him a special brotherhood to which he could grow and share his journey with. Professor leads most of our No-Gi classes …
Prof. Vivi Almeida
BJJ Rank: Black Belt Prof. Vivi Almeida grew up in Barra Da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro Brazil, which is also where Gracie Barra was founded. Jiu-jitsu has always been a major part of Prof. Vivi’s life. She studies Brazilian jiu-jitsu for more than self-defense purposes. After getting her degree in Physical Education, she had many different …