Gracie Barra Springfield is the only GB school in Springfield. It joins a legacy of over 600 Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu schools worldwide.
Gracie Barra Springfield provides Brazilian jiu-jitsu instruction in a structured environment, following the Gracie Barra Code of Conduct and Gracie Barra Etiquette. Our school provides Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs, which are fit for students of all different knowledge levels.
We offer both private and group classes that focus on character growth and self improvement, and we believe that the techniques and values learned in our programs can better your life, on and off the mats. Learn more about our programs here.
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Coach Russ Farris – Purple Belt
Coach Russ Farris started training in 2014. He had always heard about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but was a little shy about trying it. At the urging of one his good friends who happened to be a black belt, he set out to try and fell in love with the art. Coach Russ sought out the chance to …
Professor Bob Radmacher – 2nd Degree Black Belt
Professor Bob Radmacher of Springfield, Illinois, began training under the tutelage of Professor Marcos Barros in 2005. He helped develop and taught at the newly formed Garcie Barra in Decatur, Illinois as well as taught at Gracie Barra The Loop, in Chicago. Bob traveled to California for competitions and seminars, furthering his knowledge in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Radmacher participates …
Professor Jason Matthew – 1st Degree Black Belet
Professor Jason began training BJJ with Gracie Barra Springfield in 2007. He first began teaching after receiving his blue belt. Professor Jason has been an instructor with Gracie Barra Springfield since 2008. He is the current Program Director and former head instructor of Gracie Barra Schaumburg. He is also a Commando Krav Maga instructor. Professor …
Professor Joe Cearlock – Black Belt
Professor Joe Cearlock started at Gracie Barra in 2010. He had many years of experience teaching Tae Kwon Do before this and wished to add something that he was desperately missing: ground defense. What he originally did because he thought it necessary, quickly became something he loved. He joined the GB instructor’s program at his …
Professor Marcos Barros – 4th Degree Black Belt
ICP4, ICP5, ICP6, CPR
Professor Marcos Barros is the Head Professor at Gracie Barra Springfield. He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and trained under the instruction of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Professor Marcio Feitosa. He began his teaching career at the Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro under Master Carlos. In 2005, Professor Marcos began teaching in the …