GRACIE BARRA COLLINSVILLE
Martial Arts Classes in Collinsville, Illinois, serving the communities of Madison County and St. Clair County.
BROTHERHOOD, EXPANSION, INTEGRITY.
“My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of BJJ while respecting the essence of our art. My students are an extension of my family. I want each one of them to achieve their personal best while helping spread Jiu-Jitsu. We must do that honoring the traditions and efforts of those who came before us.”
– Carlos Gracie Jr
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Adult Programs
Learn the legendary Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu system that has produced countless BJJ and MMA champions.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Kids Programs
Our children’s classes are a fun, safe & age appropriate way to introduce your child to martial arts
THE WORLDS #1 MARTIAL ARTS TEAM
Gracie Barra Collinsville is the leading jiu-jitsu and martial arts school in the Southern Illinois area. Gracie Barra Collinsville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brings world class martial arts instruction that is designed for everyone of all levels and is easily accessible to nearby communities. Our convenient schedule makes it easy for anyone regardless of age or skill level to learn the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu system.
Whether you are looking for self-defense, physical fitness, or a competitive sport you will find it at Gracie Barra Collinsville. Our kids’ programs are second to none, offering courses in bully prevention, self-defense, and the art and athleticism of Gracie jiu-jitsu. You have opened the doors to what could be a life-changing experience for you or your child and now it is up to you to walk through. “Jiu-Jitsu for everyone!”
My son and I both go to this school. It has been a very rewarding experience for both of us. As a man in my 40’s and unathletic I was worried that I would have a lot of issues. But everyone has been very welcoming, and I have discovered that my grappling partners are willing to work with me every step of the way. As such I have seen a lot of physical improvement and after less than a year feel confident enough to “roll” with anyone there and know that it will be safe and fun.
My son has also been going and is a part of the kid’s program. I have seen a large improvement with his coordination and self-confidence. He has a lot of fun, and it is something that we can do together after the classes. At no time when we go do I feel like he is not benefitting from the experience.
The tag line is Jiu-Jitsu for everyone and after almost a year of training and bonding with my son I have to agree whole heartedly.
Jogging got boring. The gym… too crowded. And, I can’t stand to listen to Tony Horton’s same ol’ jokes on my P90X videos. The perfect answer — jiu jitsu the Gracie Barra way.
Not only will this place get you back into shape, you’ll walk out with a better sense of confidence. [Cliche Warning!] It WILL change your life. It’s great for kids too!
And don’t worry about muscle-bound meatheads looking to hurt any fresh meat that walks into the door. The first time I walked in, I got a tour of the facility, an introduction to jiu jitsu and a no-risk, no-obligation chance to try a class. The students were just as welcoming and helpful. I can say I’ve made many new friends and am always amazed how much fun hard work in class can be.
The training facility is top notch and always very clean and well maintained. Whether you’re someone who’s serious about competing in BJJ/MMA or you’re doing it because you simply enjoy the challenging workouts and want to develop the skills to better defend yourself- Gracie Barra is the best in St. Louis. The instructors are all very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. They create an exciting and nonthreatening training environment with classes for all skill levels that have top notch professionally developed curriculum. I don’t have any children in the kids classes but have caught the end of a number of them and every child on the mat seems to be having a blast learning the fundamentals of BJJ and making new friends. Learning BJJ is extremely rewarding and I really enjoy completing the demanding workouts with friendly individuals from all walks of life, going to class never gets old because everyone is continually growing and learning together. Anyone considering Gracie Barra St. Louis should try a class out- you’ll be glad you did!
Gracie Barra Is in my opinion one of the best martial arts schools around. I came here from a life time of bullying in school, and doing jiu-jitsu really turned my life around for the better. The environment in the dojo is something I don’t think anybody can explain, you have to come and experience it yourself. The instructors are very polite, and careful of what they teach their students. I can definitely say that this can change anybody life if you are willing to commit to the training and out in all your effort into doing this. I wouldn’t say thay this is for everybody, but you would have to give it a shot and see the results first handed. i would recommend this to anybody who wants to change their life, grow in fitness, or just to learn the martial arts.
This is the most open, honest and well intentioned schools I have come across in St. Louis. After being out of the sport for more than 5 years, I was introduced to my new home with a level of interest that I had never experienced. I knew from my first conversation with the owner that this was nothing like some of the ego/sweat driven MMA gyms in the area. This school is more interested in safety and establishing a healthy environment for teaching and learning than putting bodies in classes. This is rare if not totally unique in St. Louis BJJ/MMA. If you want a pure and healthy learning experience, just try a class for free. With the great diversity this school has attracted, men, women and children of any athletic ability or fitness level will find a similar partner any day of the week.
I tried Gracie Barra looking for a way to get a fun workout and discovered instead a gym of awesome, outgoing, and intelligent group of people looking to collectively better themselves and everyone who trains here. Over the course of the two months I’ve been attending classes so far, I’ve lost weight and gained muscle, mental fortitude, friends, and a ton of confidence, not to mention a good working knowledge of self-defense and sport jiu-jitsu techniques. There’s a class every single night, so working it into my schedule has been fairly simple as well.
Needless to say, if you’re considering checking out this gym or others, come on in and say hi; all of us are friendly, non-judgmental, and will help you to be a better person.
I would highly recommend this school to anyone! The staff always displays an exceptionally high level of professionalism, discipline, and provide world class instruction. The instructors promote an exceptional atmosphere that allows each student to reach their fullest potential, while respecting each person’s ability.
The kids’ classes are absolutely amazing and my son has enjoyed his time on the mats! His confidence, discipline, and fitness has improved tremendously. The curriculum keeps the kids engaged and eager to learn. He has been attending for about a year and still continues to learn! They also have family classes, as well!
Anyone who wants to learn self-defense, jui jitsu or looking for a different workout, then this is definitely the school for you! Check it out!
This is a wonderful place. My cousin goes here and absolutely loves it.
Top notch instruction, great facility, very welcoming atmosphere, one of the best martial art studios.
Instructors focused in helping students learn — regardless of students’ ages.