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Gracie Barra Montreal Jiu Jitsu is the Headquarters of the Gracie Barra Organization in Quebec, and the premiere destination for Martial Arts in the Greater Montreal Area; located at 3975 Notre Dame St. West in St-Henri – Montreal. With morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes there’s something to fit even the busiest schedules. Our adult programs are broken down into Three Levels: Fundamentals, Advanced and Black Belt. The classes are suitable for men and women of all ages.

We have the most structured and effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Curriculum in the world with over 800 academies across the globe practicing the same techniques at the same time! These programs are available to all ages (15+) and skill levels. For those who want to push themselves to compete we also have the best BJJ competition team in Montreal! At Gracie Barra BJJ Montreal there’s truly something for everyone.


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GB1: What are the principal qualities of a great jiu jitsu fighter? What does it take for an ordinary person to realize to his or her own potential?

Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. The practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows individuals to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition.

Students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, Gracie Barra students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being.

The GB1 Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely in order to optimize your learning.

Benefit of Joining our GB1 Program:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Increase focus, energy and concentration
  • Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level
  • Learn the GB Self Defense System
  • Become part of the GB Family
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Train at 6 different locations around Montreal and 800 worldwide!

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GB2: What comes after mastering the fundamentals? What is next on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?

The Gracie Barra BJJ Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the GB1 Program, the GB2 Program and the GB3 Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural pace.

While the GB1 Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the GB2 Program is built on high-level BJJ techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.

After a few months in the GB2 Program students typically experience a deeper involvement in our philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.

GB2 Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach to your training, incorporating techniques from different grappling styles like wrestling, judo, sambo, and, of course, Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

– John Wooden

Benefit of Joining our GB2 Program

  • Learn the most effective take down techniques adapted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques
  • Experience further improvements in overall fitness level
  • Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Start shaping your Jiu-Jitsu game flow by working with the instructor on your favourite techniques
  • Step up to participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions

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GB3 Program

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GB3 Program: Can someone master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Is there an end to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey?

The GB3 Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of BJJ training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.

The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s BJJ game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by long live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.

It is in the GB3 Jiu-Jitsu Program that most students truly grasp what they’ve been told since being white belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs gain new meaning as their BJJ game flow is defined.

Gracie Barra students enrolled in the GB3 Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and Jiu Jitsu training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

– Carlos Gracie Jr.

Benefits of Joining our GB3 Program

  • Define your BJJ game flow
  • Learn cutting-edge Jiu Jitsu techniques
  • Achieve greater physical fitness
  • Train with the best training partners in our school
  • Eligibility to attend all classes in our weekly schedule
  • Start developing your teaching skills

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“When the journey is more important than the destination, you have become a GB Black Belt”