• kids and adults Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / fitness / yoga / women's self-defense / kickboxing/ adults of all ages

    Welcome to the Gracie Barra

    virtual academy

  • Kids virtual academy classes

    The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Anti-Bullying and wrestling

    Teaching our Children how to manage aggressors and defend themselves

    1. Proper Distance Management and Break-Falls
    2. Escape from Wrist Grab
    3. Escape from Body Lock (bear hug)
    4. Escape from Mounted Position
    5. Take-downs and Ground Control

      Sports Performance & strength training

      Developing core strength & coordination through fundamental body-weight exercises:

      1. Warm-up and Dynamic Stretching
      2. Squats, Lunges and Plyometric Drills
      3. Planks, Crawls and Static Drills
      4. Basic Movement and Agility Drills

      Social Emotional Learning

      Teaching our kids how to form healthy relationships with themselves & others


      Self-Awareness: Confidence, Authenticity, Purpose

      Self-Management: Grit, Emotional Balance, Stress Management

      Social Awareness: Compassion, Empathy, Diversity

      Social Management: Listening, Communicating, Conflict Resolve

    • Meet our head Instructors and Coaches

      Professor Nick Manela - Black Belt and Head Instructor - GB Princeton

      Coach Wojtek Rakiewicz - Brown Belt and Head Instructor - GB North Princeton

      Coach Mike Leonardi - Brown Belt, Instructor and Sports Performance Coach

    • Adult virtual academy classes

      become part of the gracie barra family

      brazilian Jiu JItsu Classes

      "A Black belt is just a white belt that never quit."


      Gracie Barra Princeton’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs give you principles to help you fight the daily battles of life, like weight loss, stress, relationship issues, and self-confidence. Our Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs help you learn how to think through problems more constructively than you did previously, on and off the mats.


      Sports Performance / Fitness-Kickboxing / Strength Training


      Developing core strength & coordination through fundamental body-weight exercises. over 100 live and interactive online classes per week!

      1. Warm-up and Dynamic Stretching
      2. Squats, Lunges and Plyometric Drills
      3. Planks, Crawls and Static Drills
      4. Basic Movement and Agility Drills

      women's Self-Defense Classes

      Learn to defend yourself and get a great workout (ages 13+)

      Our Women’s Self Defense Program will prepare you physically and mentally to deal with a potential attack. In this structured program, Your Gracie Barra instructor will not only cover the most common attacks against women, but teach you how to attempt to prevent them, and then, if necessary, how to respond effectively!

      Yoga / Mobility / Corrective Exercises

      Working on mobility, flexibility, strength and stability

      Yoga is a great way to gain better control and flexibility of our bodies, while also creating the space to meditate, relax, and find inner-peace.

      Online Custom Home-Workout Design and Coaching

      Having trouble getting into a good routine at home? Let our team of Fitness and Wellness professionals build you a personalized exercise program and help you stick to it!

      1. 1 on 1 personal coaching (Fitness, Nutrition, Musculoskeletal, Mind-Body)
      2. Nutrition Planning
      3. Customized whole-body strength workouts you can do with ZERO equipment
      4. Movement Screens and Corrective Exercises you can do to feel better
      5. Social and Emotional Guidance
    • Try us for free

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    • Contact Us

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      Lawrenceville - 150 Lawrenceville Pennington Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


      Princeton - 4437 Route 27, Princeton, NJ 08540


      Serving the greater mercer and southern middlesex / somerset counties


      Phone: (609) 429-0142


      Email: info@gbprinceton.com

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