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About Gracie Barra Riverton


Gracie Barra Riverton

Gracie Barra Riverton is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school currently under construction in Riverton, Utah, serving Riverton, Herriman, Daybreak, South Jordan, Bluffdale, Draper, and surrounding areas. This new school will join the Gracie Barra family, one of the world’s largest BJJ organizations. They’ll be offering classes for everyone, from young kids to adults, and beginners to seasoned practicioners. Whether your goal is self-defense, competition, or just getting in shape, Gracie Barra Riverton will have experienced instructors ready to guide you on your BJJ journey. Keep an eye out for their grand opening!

Why Gracie Barra Riverton?

Following their successful leadership at Gracie Barra Salt Lake City and Gracie Barra West Jordan over the past few years, Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea are thrilled to announce the expansion of their BJJ vision! Gracie Barra Riverton is emerging in Utah, bringing the world-renowned Gracie Barra curriculum to Riverton and surrounding neighborhoods. This school will offer classes for all ages and experience levels, from young children to adults, beginners to competitors. Whether your goals are self-defense, fitness, or competition, Gracie Barra Riverton will be staffed with experienced instructors ready to guide you on your BJJ journey. Stay tuned for their grand opening and join us in welcoming Gracie Barra to Riverton!

“We're excited to bring Gracie Barra's renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction to Riverton, Utah! Our new school will boast state-of-the-art facilities, providing an exceptional training environment for students of all ages and experience levels.”

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Gracie Barra Riverton will open soon bringing the best Jiu Jitsu to Utah

A new BJJ school in Utah

Gracie Barra Riverton will open its door very soon. The aim is to bring the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to Riverton and surrounding areas, such as Herriman, Daybreak, South Jordan, Bluffdale, Draper, and surrounding areas, enhancing their health with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is the best martial arts for self-defense available nearby.

"I can't wait to share my passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with all of Utah!"

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BJJ classes for kids
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can give you friends for life

Red Shield Founders and inauguration

The very first 50 students who signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra Riverton will receive the title of Red Shield Founders and enjoy some special benefits. From the beginning, the school will offer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids and adults, followed by women’s only BJJ and self-defense classes.

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is by far the best martial art for self defense purposes. Based on leverage, Jiu-Jitsu teaches grappling techniques to obtain control over an opponent or aggressor. The “Gentle Art” focuses on immobilizing and applying submissions by attacking the joints and neck.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches a wide variety of techniques. Often compared to a game of human chess, BJJ will require you to utilize your entire body as well as your mind to gain dominance over your training partners. No matter your level there, is always something new to learn. It is a sport that pushes creativity and strategy.

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Jiu Jitsu is the best self defense option for women
Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's Head Professor Seidler Rodrigo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle

Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are known to seek healthy habits. Everything, from diet to activity level will see improvement once you begin your jiu-jitsu journey. Everything done off the mat affects performance on the mat, and successful students naturally gravitate toward a healthier way of life.

Also, brotherhood is a Gracie Barra core value. You will join a community of like-minded individuals who uplift and push you to be better. Friends made on the mat lead to great friends off the mat, too.

We are not a fight club. We are a school that seeks to offer the best jiu jitsu in Utah, in order to provide an amazing experience for our members.

Gracie Barra is like a big family, open to people of all ages and backgrounds!


Why Gracie Barra Excels in Martial Arts Near You

Family-oriented environment

Clean, friendly, and progress-minded atmosphere

Class Structure with Clear Expectations



Professor Rodrigo isn’t just a teacher, he’s a passionate advocate for the Gracie Barra philosophy: “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.” He builds confidence and community on the mats, helping students of all levels reach their full potential.


Coach Andrea Warner is a BJJ enthusiast who creates a welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. She is also responsible for the women’s only class, aimed at bringing more girls into the gentle art.


Clara Reis
Clara Reis
The professors and the the front desk staff Amanda are so caring and available to assist. Great atmosphere!
Kraig Howard
Kraig Howard
I visited GB Salt Lake City this past week from out of state, what an awesome academy!!!! I was welcomed like family (that’s what we are at Gracie Barra). Professor Carlos gave exceptional instruction and every student there treated me like a regular training partner and a friend. I will be back!
Razvan Platon
Razvan Platon
A month into my training and really enjoying the process. The facility is great! The professors are invested in each student's development and growth as are the more senior students I've been paired up with. The environment is friendly and collaborative. Seeing my growth in the last month has been very rewarding. Definitely recommend for for anyone interested in Jiu-Jitsu to give it a try.
Yoan Rodriguez
Yoan Rodriguez
Thank you Amanda, Rodrigo and Carlos!!! We are visiting family in SLC from out of state and visited Gracie Barra West Jordan and SLC, both places greatly managed. Kids classes for my 7 yr old twins were great and many options to choose from to train myself in the adult classes. Clean atmosphere, super friendly staff and knowledgeable professors. Thank you again and we will definitely come back next time we are in town.
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
I want to thank the whole staff at Gracie Barra Salt Lake City for opening their doors for my daughter to train. We were on a family vacation and my daughter wanted to keep her skills up before an IBJJF. Professor Rodrigo allowed her to train in a couple classes and then even spent time providing additional training after class. Gracie Barra SLC is clean and professional and the kids all showed a great deal of respect to the Professors. Sign your kids up for Jiu-Jitsu!! It has made my kids so confident in their daily lives. They get used to being physically close with people which allows them to not be taken off guard if adversity ever comes their way. Thanks again GB Salt Lake/West Jordan!
Alexander Mears
Alexander Mears
I'm a white belt that has been training for about 4 weeks now. I'm from Denver, and I train at Easton , and these guys couldn't have been more welcoming to me while I've been on this work trip. Great fundamentals and support from the professors
Visited Gracie Barra several times in a week while I was traveling. Incredible crew - everyone very welcoming - great instructors/professors and studio and had some great training partners. Would def recommend to anyone looking. On days I got there early I watched the kids classes. Well run and attended.
Rachel Maxwell
Rachel Maxwell
My kids have learned life changing skills essential to success at Gracie Barra. My kids love coming and learning here. I am seeing their strength and skill improve with every class. All the staff here are very kind and intelligent. The Coaches, Masters and Professor are very knowledgeable and have great skill in training those individuals willing to put in the time to learn and practice. I feel Gracie Barra highly represents the BrazilianJujitsu martial arts and recommend it to everyone.
Zach Chase
Zach Chase
Best gym ever. Awesome instructors. Great culture. Clean mats.
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Gracie Barra Salt Lake City offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes to the following locations: Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, Kearns, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West Valley City. Join our family!


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