Black Belt

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The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the ultimate stage in Gracie Barra’s adult program structure. The goal of this program is to further develop the individual student’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their many variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, builds a challenging, yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.

In the Black Belt program, students who began as white belts finally begin to grasp the ways in which the techniques they have begun to master can be incorporated into their specific “game,” which is unique to each Jiu Jitsu practitioner. You can also expect to discover what it means to partake in the life-long personal journey that is Jiu Jitsu. As many people say, the journey doesn’t truly begin until you are a black belt! Techniques like triangle chokes, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and take downs are mastered and integrated into the student’s game in conjunction with new variations. But most of all, students in our Black Belt Program ROLL!

Students who are enrolled in the Black Belt Program at Gracie Barra Northridge are role models for our other, less experienced students. Students enrolled in the Black Belt program play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school. Their knowledge and ability to guide less experienced students is an important responsibility, one which these students take seriously.

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


Benefits of Joining our Black Belt Program

  • Master your own game
  • Learn the best techniques from 8x world champion Romulo Barral
  • Improve your overall physical fitness
  • Train with some of the best BJJ practitioners in the world
  • Focus more of sparring
  • Start developing your teaching skills
  • Train at over 100 different locations in United States and 300 worldwide
  • Free access to the school’s events and special classes

When the journey is more important than the destination, you have truly become a Gracie Barra Black Belt

One thing is guaranteed if you come to our Black Belt class…you will train a lot! Practice typically lasts an hour and a half, and although you are welcome to rest or leave early if you need to, our instructors–ESPECIALLY professor Romulo–will always encourage you to stay until the end of the class.