Gracie Barra is a global organization that teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in over 800 schools worldwide. Every school aims at fulfilling Master Carlos Gracie Jr’s vision of bringing the benefits of martial arts to everyone. We are proud to arrive at the Town of Montreal-West and invite you to come visit our brand new school right on 14C. Westminster Av.
We offer FREE intro classes. Book yours here.
“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.
At Gracie Barra, a jiu-jitsu school 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, specially on your first steps.
Beyond the actual pratice of chokes and armbars, 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 feel 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 Montreal-West Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
The benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are far reaching and will touch every aspect of your life. At Gracie Barra Montreal-West, 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 more completely you will reach 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 Montreal-West, 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.
Amenities at our BJJ School at 14c Westminster Av, Montreal-West:
- Lounge and mat area are separate to ensure a quiet practice.
- Air conditioning for the summer months
- 2 inches thick mats for confort and safety (best in the industry). The Tatami vinyl cover is non-slippery and easy to clean (daily)
- Private shower with hot water
- Handicap accesible washroom
- Diaper changing station
- Individual changing cabins
- Gi-Rental service
- Easy free parking all-around
- Right on Westminster Av., plenty of cafes, restaurants, pharmacies and what not in the vicinity.