2197 Dawsonville Hwy Suite B, Gainesville, GA 30506 678.943.8228678.943.8228

Gracie Barra Gainesville is the back-to-back (2022 and 2023) winner of the prestigious “Best of Hall” Readers’ Choice award for best Martial Arts/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dojo.

What is it that makes Gracie Barra Gainesville so special?

1.  Our location – We are conveniently located off of Dawsonville Highway with easy access from Gainesville, Dawsonville, Cumming and other surrounding areas.

2.  Our facility – Is large (~3,000 square foot) and state-of-the-art, with an elevated training space to soften impact on the mats, his and her locker rooms (both with showers), filtered water bottle filling station (offered at no cost) and ample mat side seating with additional seating from our bright and open lobby.  All of this is backdropped by beautiful Lake Lanier.

3.  Our instruction – We have the highest ranking instructors in Hall County, with Multiple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelts on our team:  Head Instructor Ray Goodie, Shawn McMorrough and Dustin Procter.  All of our Blackbelts are under 5th degree Blackbelt, Professor Fabio Costa.

4.  Our lineage – We are proud of our Carlos Gracie Jr. lineage.   Grand Master Carlos Gracie (founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu) –> Master Carlos Gracie Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) –> Professor Fabio Costa

5.  Our culture – We live the family values, where we are here to help each other in our BJJ journeys.  We train together, lift each other up and have many special events throughout the year to celebrate each other and what our family has accomplished.  We are inclusive of all walks of life and value the diversity of our members.  It is our family values and diversity that make us Stronger Together!

6.  Our memberships – Are one flat monthly fee with no hidden or surprise charges (e.g., registration fee, etc.)  and include unlimited training for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Competition training classes.  Plus, your membership includes all events (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter celebrations, Parents Night Out, UFC watch parties, etc.)

7.  Our people – From the moment you walk into Gracie Barra Gainesville, you will feel welcomed into our family.  Our staff, students and parents are wonderful people.  Each of us love sharing the beauty of the “Gentle Art” of Jiu Jitsu and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Most importantly, all of our Staff/Instructors undergo and have passed annual background and criminal checks through SentryLink.  With Gracie Barra Gainesville, you can have peace of mind that the people that are leading you or your kids are law abiding citizens. If you’re evaluating other gyms, do your research on their Staff & Instructors!

As the African Proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.”  Come join the family at Gracie Barra Gainesville where we will reach our goals, etc. TOGETHER!

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Our Instructors

Professor Ray Goodie

Ray Goodie is the Head Instructor for Gracie Barra Gainesville & Gracie Barra Dawsonville. Professor Ray is a 1st degree Black Belt under Gracie Barra 5th degree Black Belt, Professor Fabio Costa and is a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. Professor Ray is also Captain of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

Professor Shawn McMorrough

Shawn McMorrough is the owner and Black Belt instructor who leads our Kids program at Gracie Barra Gainesville. Professor Shawn started his journey over 14 years ago under Renzo Gracie lineage.  In 2017, Shawn joined the Gracie Barra family where he received his Purple and Brown belts under Gracie Barra 5th degree Black Belt, Professor …

Professor Dustin Proctor

Dustin Proctor is a long-time martial artist who held a professional MMA record of 9-1 and has over 15 years of coaching experience. Professor Dustin is a veteran who served in the Air Force Security Forces and served 2 tours in the Middle East. On a personal level, Professor Dustin has been married for over …

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School Hours of Operation

Monday: 11am-9pm
Tuesday: 11am-9pm
Wednesday: 11am-9pm
Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-1pm, 6pm-8pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm

School Location

2197 Dawsonville Hwy Suite B
Gainesville, GA 30506

2197 Dawsonville Hwy Suite B Gainesville, GA 30506