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Gracie Barra Twin Cities

Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for all skill levels in Bloomington, IL

Gracie Barra is no ordinary martial arts organization. Students enjoy access to over 700 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide, professional-quality Jiu-Jitsu gear and online resources to further their training. We promote a holistic perspective to Jiu-Jitsu, including physical and mental wellness. All GB Schools are supervised by a Gracie Barra certified instructor, who supports students and helps each one achieve their potential through challenging training programs. Each class at Gracie Barra Twin Cities is customized to offer maximum benefit for the students in attendance.

Gracie Barra Programs

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Elevate young talents in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A journey of skill, discipline, and fun in Twin Cities, Illinois.
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Discover your potential in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Join our Twin Cities, Illinois community for skill mastery and personal growth.
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Woman's Program

Transform your body with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Twin Cities, Illinois. Achieve strength, agility, and wellness in our dynamic classes.

What Is Gracie Barra Twin Cities Brazilian Jiu-jitsu All About?

At Gracie Barra Twin Cities, our mission is to channel the essence of the renowned GB academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu not just as a martial art, but as a means to unite individuals and families within our community. Our goal transcends creating world-class Jiu Jitsu champions; we are dedicated to shaping ‘Champions of Life.’ Our students are equipped with the resilience and skills to tackle any life challenge, whether on the mats or in everyday situations.


At Gracie Barra we strive to help students get the most out of their training. Jiu-Jitsu becomes a life-style and students can readily enjoy all the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu or the “Gentle Art”.


The folks at GB make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning.


We offer everything from Jiu-Jitsu classes for children and adults to Jiu-Jitsu-inspired fitness classes, including self-defense classes for both men and women. Choose from a variety of Gracie Barra Programs, including:

  • Gracie Barra Kids
  • GB¹ – Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals
  • GB² – Advanced Jiu-Jitsu
  • GB³ – Expert Jiu-Jitsu
  • Woman’s Program
  • Private training
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