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

    Welcome to Gracie Barra

  • Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

    The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program

    Beginning A New Journey

    Understanding core values

    To excel in any endeavor, an individual must possess a strong set of values and a solid character to give him or her the perseverance to achieve his or her goal set. The Gracie Barra Future Champions Program provides children ages 3-15 with an environment that gives them the experience and understanding of core values like focus, discipline, persistence, cooperation and respect.


      Adopting the Growth Mindset

      Gaining confidence & exploring new challenges

      The Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu Future Champions Program provides a very challenging, yet safe and caring environment for a child to mature towards a real life champion. The outcome of continued childhood practice of Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu goes far beyond the accomplishments on the mats. The discipline and excellence demanded by our instructors often carries over to the child’s behavior at home and at school.

      Milestones of Development

      Reaching new horizons

      Our Future Champions Program is subdivided in three different groups to accommodate students of different ages and skill levels:

      • Little Champions I (3-6 years old),
      • Little Champions II (7-9 years old)
      • Juniors & Teens (10-14 years old)
    • Free Virtual Trial Class

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    • Adult Brazilian Jiu JItsu Classes

      become part of the gracie barra family

      your first step towards change

      "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.


      supporting you through growth

      "Consistent actions create consistent results."

      The Gracie Barra Princeton program structure consists of 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.

      a brotherhood and sisterhood for life

      "Together, everyone achieves more."

      The team at Gracie Barra Princeton supports you in your quest for self-improvement. You can improve yourself with every single session, through training techniques and participating in live training, along with your partners and coaches.

    • 6-Week brazilian Jiu-jitsu for Beginners Program

      We are excited to announce our newest program, the GB 6-week "beginners" course! The secret about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (which is exploding in popularity across the world) is that it's SO MUCH more than just "Kicks and Punches." It's about relieving stress, finding connection with others, getting stronger and so much more! I'm happy to dive into it with you during our 1 on 1 private lesson and consultation.


      Being your best doesn't just mean how well you practice Jiu-Jitsu. In order to be your best-self, you need to take care of your WHOLE-self. That's why our program is so revolutionary. We are the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in the world that gives you access to a team of licensed clinical professionals and experts in the fields of:



      Exercise Programming,

      Mental Health,

      And Physical Therapy


      Get a custom meal plan, exercise program, mental health support, physical therapy screen and so much more!

    • the history of Gracie barra

      our founder: master carlos gracie jr.

      the gracie family

      Carlos Gracie Jr. was born in January 17, 1956 and grew up heavily influenced by his family of fighters. In close sync with the life philosophy and teachings of his father Carlos Gracie Sr., "Carlinhos" as he’s known to friends and family, grew up observing and learning from some of the most influential figures his family has ever produced: Carlos Gracie Sr., Helio Gracie and Rolls Gracie.


      In 1986, Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first Gracie Barra school, in the city of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. From that one location, he created the most expansive BJJ organization in the world, with offices in the USA, Brazil, Australia and Europe. Gracie Barra now operates over 600 schools around the globe.

      Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

      Gracie Barra Princeton provides Brazilian jiu-jitsu instruction in a structured environment, following the Gracie Barra Code of Conduct and Gracie Barra Etiquette. Our school provides Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs, which are fit for students of all different knowledge levels.

      We offer both private and group classes that focus on character growth and self improvement, and we believe that the techniques and values learned in our programs can better your life, on and off the mats.

    • Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors

      Gracie barra Princeton Instructors

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      Coach Nick "turtle" Manela

      Chief Instructor

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      Coach Rafael pagan

      Assistant Instructor/Kickboxing Coach

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      Coach Tyler McGilligan

      Program Director/Assistant Instructor

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      Coach Corinne March

      Program Director/Assistant Instructor

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      Coach David Hallgren

      Assistant Instructor

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      Coach Mike Leonardi

      Program Director/Instructor

    • Contact Us

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      Address: 150 Lawrenceville Pennington Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


      Schedule: Mon - Friday 9am to 9pm
      Saturdays 9am to 12pm


      Phone: (609) 429-0142


      Email: info@gbprinceton.com

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