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For over 30 years, we have offered classes for adults that teach people of all backgrounds and skill levels the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Adults

At Gracie Barra Chorley  and Horwich we follow a well versed curriculum with safe, professional teaching. The benefits of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are far reaching and will touch every aspect of your life.

At Gracie Barra, our students become leaders. Gracie Barra nurtures your independent thinking, supports your fighting spirit, and helps you achieve your personal BJJ goals. Through GB BJJ, you will begin to understand yourself, on and off the mats, in ways you never imagined. You will test your limits and become the best you can be.GB respects that each student has their own goals and we will support you in reaching them.

The more you train, the better you will become and the more completely you will reach your true potential in life. GB BJJ is for anyone who wants to learn how to defend him or herself in combat. What most people don’t know, is that GB BJJ will also allow you to apply those same principles to fighting the daily battles of life, like weight loss, stress, relationship issues, and self-confidence. You will learn how to think through problems more constructively than before, on and off the mats.

GB Etiquette

  1. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you enter the training area.
  2. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you exit the training area.
  3. Keep a respectful posture in the training area.
  4. Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor, with students lining up in descending grade order.
  5. Classes end with a formal bow to the picture of Grand Master Carlos Gracie Senior, and then to the instructor.
  6. All students must line up with the attendance card in hand at the beginning of the class.
  7. During class, when the instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit or stand in good posture.
  8. If you are late for class sit by the side of the training area and wait for the permission from the Professor.
  9. If you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must ask permission from the Professor.
  10. Bow to your partner before and after practice.
  11. Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
  12. Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
  13. Keep fingernails and toenails short for everyone’s safety.
  14. All students, Instructors, Professors, and visitors must wear the official Gracie Barra uniform. The uniform pants and top must be the same color.
  15. It is mandatory to wear the official Gracie Barra black rash guard or Gracie Barra training shirt underneath the kimono.
  16. It is mandatory to have underwear underneath the gi pants.
  17. For No Gi Classes, students must wear a Gracie Barra black boardshort (or black short) as well as Gracie Barra Black Rash Guard or Gracie Barra training shirt.
  18. The uniform must be clean at all times. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.
  19. The uniform must be worn at all times.
  20. When tying the uniform, students must face the edge of the mats.
  21. The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
  22. Refer to non black-belt instructors as “Coaches”.
  23. Refer to black-belt instructors as “Professors” and to Carlos Gracie Jr. as “Master”.
  24. All metal objects, jewellery, piercing, necklaces and other items should be removed.
  25. No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  26. No phones in the training area.
  27. All students and Instructors must wear shoes when walking outside of the training area.

Uniform Etiquette

The Jiu-Jitsu Gi (uniform) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used in Jiu-Jitsu practice and competition. It is derived from traditional Japanese clothing. Most likely, the Gracie family developed the original Jiu-Jitsu gi from the traditional kimono and other Japanese garments around the early 1900s. The Jiu-Jitsu/Judo gi was the first modern martial arts training uniform. Over the years, the length of the pants and sleeves grew longer, and changes were made in the material and fit. The traditional unbleached cotton is now bleached white, although blue and pink are also available. Other martial arts, notably judo and karate, adopted the style of training uniform used in Jiu-Jitsu.

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"We seek to train body, mind and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision the art as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit, going beyond the winning-losing or contest philosophy. – Master Carlos Gracie, Jr."

WE ARE GRACIE BARRA

In a lifetime dedicated to the growth and development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has always guided his efforts and actions by the values of brotherhood, development, and integrity.

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WHY GRACIE BARRA

Gracie Barra is a legacy of over 30 years, teaching the philosophy and methods of Carlos Gracie Jnr, we are a worldwide team, all following a similar path and curriculum, our Gracie Barra Chorley is passing that legacy down to you and your family, through our Professor and Instructors.

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