Gracie Barra Saint Laurent is the premiere destination for Martial Arts in the area; located in Galeries St-Laurent on 2167 Boul. Marcel-Laurin Ville Saint-Laurent (Montreal). With afternoon, evening, and weekend classes there’s something to fit even the busiest schedules. Our adult programs are broken down into three levels: Fundamentals (GB1), Advanced (GB2) and Black Belt (GB3). 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 Canada! The athletes from the 8 different locations in Quebec often get together for training sessions and travel for international competitions. At Gracie Barra Saint Laurent there’s truly something for everyone.
Fundamentals Program (GB1)
Fundamentals Program: What are the principal qualities of a great 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-defence 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 Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program teaches these basic principles of effective fighting to individuals like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimize your learning.
“A black belt is a white belt who never quit.”
– Carlos Gracie Jr.
Benefit of Joining our Fundamentals 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
Advanced Program (GB2)
Advanced Program: What comes after mastering the fundamentals? What is next on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?
The Gracie Barra Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the Fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Black Belt Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.
While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on high-level 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 GB Advanced Program students typically experience a deeper involvement in GB’s philosophy, a stronger bond with training partners as well as more discipline and commitment to healthy habits that keep them in good shape.
Advanced Program classes are based on a defined class structure and curriculum that take a broad and open-minded approach, 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 Advanced 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 favorite techniques
- Step up to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions
Black Belt Program (GB3)
Black Belt Program: Can someone master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Is there an end to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?
The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of 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 hour-long live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.
It is in the Black Belt 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 Saint Laurent students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and 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.
“Jiu-Jitsu is the art of self-defense, created by monks and endowed with above normal intelligence and sensitivity. By studying the multiple possibilities of attack and defense of human beings, Jiu-Jitsu creates the most logical moves for its use.”
– Carlos Gracie Jr.
Benefits of Joining our Black Belt Program
- Define your BJJ game flow
- Learn cutting-edge BJJ techniques
- Achieve greater physical fitness
- Train with the best training partners in our school
- Train for two hours straight
- Start developing your teaching skills
“When the journey is more important then the destination, you have become a GB Black Belt”