- Gracie Barra Kissimmee is indeed a privileged school: it succeeds at being the perfect combination of a family-friendly school and yet a successful competition team.
Members find a passionate staff, an environment that allows everyone to reach their goals, whether they may be: Self-defense, competition Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, weight loss, self-confidence or fitness.
Gracie Barra Kissimmee has a program developed to meet the specific needs of individuals of every age, gender, fitness and skill level, having become a reference in the community.
Our kids program is also a huge success, where we strive to teach our kids not only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but also respect, discipline and the ability to face and overcome life challenges!
We are proud of our lineage, legacy and of being part of such an organization. Gracie is currently ranked by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) as the # 1 school in the world and you can be sure we will do our best to keep the standards at the highest level!
No matter what your goals are, you will surely have a life-changing experience with us!
Schedule a FREE class today and you will love the experience!
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1. Professor Igor Andrade
At Gracie Barra Kissimmee, Igor Andrade is the highest-ranking professor and head instructor. He is a current, active competitor and fifth-degree black belt. Although he highly values his technique and expertise in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he esteems his greatest personal accomplishment to be the fulfillment of his dream to manage his own school and share …
2. Michael Robles A.K.A “Twista”
Michael “Twista” Robles has been training the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for more than 9 years. Most of the 9 years has been spent helping and teaching the kids class. He is a three-time Florida BJJ state champion and a two-time WCFL MMA champion. His dedication to Jiu Jitsu reflects in his teaching and …
3. Dwayne Gooding A.K.A. “Downy”
Coach “Downy” is a Gracie Barra born and raised Brown Belt. Considered a technician, the team has nicknamed him “The Scientist”, owing to his detailed instruction and highly technical groundwork. “Downy” has represented the Red Shield; medalling over the years in various local tournaments. Some of these include: Gold at Brown Belt, Master 3, Lightweight …
4. David Torres
David Torres began his Brazilian jiu-jitsu training in 2011 under the tutelage of Renzo Gracie black belt Omar Jimenez, achieving the rank on Brown belt in 2016. It was instilled in him very early on that jiujitsu was more than just a set of moves that one knows or doesn’t know, but rather is a …
5. Dyego Botasso A.K.A. “Don Pedro”
Dyego a.k.a Don Pedro, is one of our Gracie Barra Kissimmee kids’ coaches. Don Pedro is a beloved husband and father; the same morals he teaches his 9 year old son, he teaches to his students. He works hard to encourage a good behavior and promote independence, resilience and strength; all solid values he learned himself …
6. Daniel Contreras A.K.A. “Bronx”
Daniel Contreras (A.K.A Bronx) is the lead coach for the boxing program at Gracie Barra Kissimmee. He is a boxing champion, fighting in over 100 Amateur fights with only 2 losses. He competed against Olympians at Golden Gloves, obtaining invaluable knowledge to one day share with future aspiring boxers. Originally from the Bronx of New …