40400 Grand River Rd, Suite E, Novi, MI 48375 248.957.9597248.957.9597

Gracie Barra Novi is focused on providing world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing training for men, women and children. This is the second Gracie Barra school to be opened the in the State of Michigan by Black Belt instructor, Professor James E. Burchfield. Professor Burchfield has been operating his original martial arts school in Burton, MI for 30 consecutive years. All Gracie Barra schools teach from a time tested curriculum developed by Master Carlos Gracie, and refined over the years through the more than 600 Gracie Barra Franchises around the world. In addition tp having trained with many of the worlds current top practitioners, Professor Burchfield has incorporated the most up to date techniques from those practitioners into his advanced curriculum. While we teach you the core foundation that all practitioners will require, we also focus on body type specific techniques so each individual will be able to develop a skill set more suited to their own capabilities. All age levels, from children as young as 3 up to adults of any age, have age specific curriculum to accommodate age specific abilities. You can rest assured that you will be receiving top quality instruction from a proven curriculum.

In addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we also offer Muay Thai Kickboxing. As a Black Belt Instructor in Hsing-I Kung Fu, Professor Burchfield has expanded his martial arts study into the realm of Muay Thai Kickboxing. While most schools and gyms offer a kickboxing program, they are largely nothing more than cardio-kickboxing workouts with little technique. We will teach you practical fighting techniques in Muay Thai Kickboxing learned directly from the source. Professor Burchfield and other students travel to Thailand 1-2 times per year to train with professional Muay Thai fighters. Our Muay Thai program is designed to teach real self defense, along with a great cardio workout.

If that wasn’t enough, at Gracie Barra Novi, we bring in multiple world champion practitioners 1-2 times per year for seminars. Romulo Barra, Braulio Estima, Flavio Almeida, Samual Braga, Octavio Souza, Gordon Ryan, Caio Terra, Lucas Lepri, Bernardo Faria, Xande Ribeiro and Saulo Ribeiro are just some of the instructors that have conducted seminars. Where else can you regularly train with many of the top practitioners on the planet? All of this means that you are truly getting world class training at Gracie Barra Novi.

Call us today to get started on your own journey towards your own martial arts black belt. Call 248-957-9597.


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GRACIE BARRA TEAM MEMBERS    At Gracie Barra Novi, we have a TEAM of instructors dedicated to helping you achieve your goals!  Jiu-Jitsu builds a person, but it’s our people that build our gym.   Professor James Burchfield Professor James Burchfield is a Gracie Barra Certified Second Degree Black Belt Instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  …

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Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Friday: 6pm-8pm

Saturday: 11:30am-4:00pm

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40400 Grand River Rd, Suite E
Novi, MI 48375

40400 Grand River Rd, Suite E Novi, MI 48375