Gracie Barra Northridge opened in August of 2011. Our academy was founded by Professor Romulo Barral, a 3rd Degree Black Belt under Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes. Professor Romulo is an ADCC champion, a 5x world champion at the black belt level (2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014), and a no-Gi black belt world champion (2009). Despite Professor Romulo’s spectacular competition record, he maintains a passion for instruction, and enjoys teaching all skill levels, from white to black belts. Professor Romulo regularly teaches our all levels, advanced, and black belt programs and he oversees our fundamentals classes as well!
In addition to traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in which you wear a Gi, Gracie Barra Northridge also offers no-Gi Jiu Jitsu classes. In these no-Gi classes, students wear board shorts and a rash guard or t-shirt. These classes focus on learning and applying the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without the traditional Gi.
Gracie Barra Northridge classes adhere to the Gracie Barra Program Structure created by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to meet detailed learning needs for people of different ages and levels. Our neat, friendly, and motivating environment allows students to have the most challenging and inspirational learning and training experience possible.
Gracie Barra Northridge welcomes anyone who values discipline, wellness, martial arts, self-defense, respect, and is looking for a well-balanced lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you are a person with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defense, a busy business man looking for a stress relieving activity, a parent searching for something to complement the education of your kids, or an experienced martial artist aiming to further develop of your fighting skills, we offer something for everyone!
Gracie Barra Northridge is proud to offer world-class level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts instruction for adults, kids, families, and Law Enforcement officials of the San Fernando Valley. Our classes are ideal for fitness, character development, self-defense, martial arts, mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training for the communities of Northridge, Reseda, Porter Ranch, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Granada Hills, North Hills, Chatsworth West Hills and Woodland Hills and the greater Los Angeles area.
We are sure you will find at our school an exciting and challenging place that will allow you to achieve your goals.