Gracie Barra is a global organization that teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in over 700 schools worldwide. Every school aims at fulfilling Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s vision of bringing the benefits of martial arts to everyone. We are honored to establish a great facility in the community of Ville St-Laurent (VSL) and invite you to come visit our school located in Galeries St-Laurent on 2167 Boul. Marcel-Laurin, Ville Saint-Laurent (Montreal).
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“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.
A Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) academy is not an ordinary fight club or martial arts gym, which are often intimidating and not welcoming to a new student. We are unique in the way we structure our classes to speed up the learning process of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially during your first steps.
Beyond the actual practice of submission techniques (chokes and arm-bars), a Gracie Barra school is a small community based on collaboration. We believe that we can only improve together, and our training partner is the most important training asset. As a consequence, every member feels as being an important member of the team from day one.
Recently, Prof. Bruno Fernandes gave a TED Talk on this topic; you can watch it right here:
What is Gracie Barra Saint-Laurent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
The benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are far reaching and will touch every aspect of your life. At Gracie Barra Saint-Laurent, our students become leaders. The practice of martial arts nurtures your independent thinking, supports your fighting spirit, and helps you achieve your personal BJJ goals; be it weight loss, self defense, competition or whatever you wish to achieve.
Through 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. Our instructors respect that each student has their own goals and will support you in reaching them. The more you train, the better you will become and the closer you will get to reaching your true potential in life.
Jiu-Jitsu is for anyone who wants to learn martial arts to defend him or herself in combat. What most people don’t know is that Jiu-Jitsu 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.
At Gracie Barra Saint-Laurent, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a martial arts team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement. Training the techniques and participating in live training sessions, with your partners and coaches, will give you an arsenal of weapons at your disposal whenever you should need them. The more you train, the more you will arm yourself with knowledge and skills to fight all your battles in life like a black belt.
Train at 8 different Gracie Barra BJJ academies throughout Quebec and 800 worldwide !
The amenities at our Gracie Barra BJJ school located in the heart of Ville Saint-Laurent (VSL) situated in Galeries St-Laurent on 2167 Boul. Marcel-Laurin, Ville Saint-Laurent (Montreal) are:
- Large ± 1,000 sqft area of 2″ thick Dollamur FLEXI-ROLL training mats (the best in the industry) placed over a shock-absorbent sub-floor for comfort and safety. The tatami vinyl cover is non-slip and easy to clean (daily)
- Air conditioning for the summer months
- Option of individual changing cabins or locker room
- Gi-Rental service
- Easy free parking on the premises
- Located in the heart of Ville Saint-Laurent in Galeries St-Laurent just off Boulevard Marcel-Laurin