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About Gracie Barra Salt Lake City


Gracie Barra Salt Lake City

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school conveniently located in South Salt Lake, Utah, serving nearby communities like Salt Lake, South Salt Lake, West Valley City, Taylorsville, Murray, Holladay and surrounding areas. As part of Gracie Barra, one of the world’s largest BJJ organizations, we offer a welcoming environment for all ages and skill levels.

Our experienced and certified instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping you achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking for self-defense skills, a fitness boost, or the thrill of competition, BJJ offers something for everyone. We even have specific programs designed for children as young as 4-5 years old and women’s only classes.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu passion

In March 2015, Andrea Warner sought a new challenge and exercise and joined a local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school. Despite the intimidating nature of BJJ for some women, Andrea was undeterred and quickly fell in love with the sport.

“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a life-changing sport! I strongly recommend BJJ for women.”

Gracie Barra Salt Lake juniors and teens students

Gracie Barra, a new dream

After some time Andrea found a Gracie Barra school near her and fell in love. The Gracie Barra method was so well structured, focused on practical self-defense techniques for everyday life. The programs make it easy for students to track their progress and improvement. This was so different from any other school she had tried.

“The structure of classes aligned with the team’s great support made me feel eager to dive into classes, especially after I found a Gracie Barra near me."

It wasn’t long before Andrea’s passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grew into a dream of having her school. She envisioned a clean and welcoming BJJ school in Salt Lake City that would inspire and motivate kids, men, and women to learn both BJJ and self-defense classes.

“I was amazed by all the organization and guidance offered by Gracie Barra Headquarters for new schools”

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City, the beginning

Competing since a while belt, Andrea became Coach Andrea when she got her blue belt. After finding the best location so people could discover BJJ classes near them, she got the perfect Head Professor for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City, who is Professor Rodrigo.

“I was so excited when I received Andrea’s invitation to join a brand new BJJ school in Salt Lake City.”

Coach Andrea Warner doing some painting on Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's construction
Coach Andrea Warner working on Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's construction
Prof Seidler Rodrigo and Coach Andrea Warner posing at Gracie Barra Fort Collins, CO
Prof Seidler Rodrigo and Coach Andrea Warner at Gracie Barra Fort Collins, CO

Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone in Salt Lake City

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City was inaugurated in November 2019, bringing the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Salt Lake City and surrondings areas like Murray, West Valley City, Holladay, Taylorsville, Millcreek and others. The school grew rapidly, offering BJJ classes for kids and adults of all levels, from beginners to advanced. GBSLC also offers BJJ classes for women only so women can learn self-defense and encourage more female participation in the sport.

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.

Part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students posing to a photo
Part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students
Part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students in line greeting the professor and coaches
Greeting the instructors and colleagues at the end of the class is part of the BJJ lifestyle

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.

Premium Certification

The Gracie Barra Premium School award is a prestigious recognition bestowed upon select Gracie Barra schools that demonstrate exceptional standards of excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu education and community engagement. This award signifies a commitment to upholding the core values of Gracie Barra, including integrity, respect, and continuous improvement. 

Gracie Barra Premium Schools are distinguished by their dedication to providing students with the highest quality of instruction, fostering a positive and inclusive training environment, and actively contributing to the growth and promotion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu within their communities. Earning the Gracie Barra Premium School award is a testament to a school’s dedication to excellence and its role as a leader in the global Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. 

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City has been awarded a Premium BJJ School every year since 2020!

Premium BJJ School Certificate for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City
Premium BJJ School for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City

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


Head Prof. Seidler Rodrigo smiling to camera


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 smiling at the camera


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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