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About Gracie Barra West Jordan


Gracie Barra West Jordan

Gracie Barra West Jordan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school located in West Jordan, Utah, near West Valley, Kearns, Taylorsville, Midvale and South Jordan. We are a Gracie Barra school, one of the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organizations in the world. We offer classes for all ages, from 4-5 years old to seniors, and skill levels, from beginners to advanced.
Our experienced instructors are committed to teaching you BJJ for whatever your goals may be, whether it’s self-defense, competition, or simply getting in shape. Also, BJJ is a great martial art for women who are looking for self-defense for women.

Why Gracie Barra West Jordan?

After operating Gracie Barra School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (GBSLC) for nearly three years, Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea felt it was time to expand their reach and bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to new communities in Utah. After some research, they discovered that the neighborhood of West Jordan, filled with families, lacked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for both children and adults.

“The moment I saw all that space, I could clearly visualize a huge mat with many students practicing BJJ in West Jordan.”

Professor Rodrigo with students on the mat at Gracie Barra West Jordan
Gracie Barra West Jordan has the biggest BJJ mat in the whole valley

Building up Gracie Barra West Jordan

So they reached out to Gracie Barra Headquarters and right away started on construction of the new school, excited about the community of West Jordan to have a Gracie Barra near them. Of course, there were challenges along the way, but with the support of both Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea’s families, they got the job done, starting the warm and welcoming family environment from the beginning.

“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."

A new BJJ school in Utah

Gracie Barra West Jordan was established in February 2022 with the aim of bringing the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to West Jordan and surrounding areas, such as South Jordan, Kearns, Taylorsville, Midvale, and others, enhancing their health with the best martial arts for self-defense available nearby.

“I was so thrilled at opening day, even though it would be my second Gracie Barra school”

Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea at Gracie Barra West Jordan construction
Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea at Gracie Barra West Jordan construction
Gracie Barra West Jordan’s construction
Gracie Barra West Jordan’s construction

Red Shield Founders and inauguration

The very first 50 students who signed up received the title of Red Shield Founders. Right after the inauguration, the number of students grew quickly. From the beginning, the school offered 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.

Prof. Rodrigo from GB teaching a BJJ seminar at Gracie Barra West Jordan
Gracie Barra West Jordan offers some of the best BJJ seminars in Utah
Some of Gracie Barra West Jordan's students sitting and posing to a picture
Prof. Seidler Rodrigo, some of Gracie Barra West Jordan's students and guests

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 West Jordan has been awarded a Premium BJJ School every year since 2020!

Certificate of Premium BJJ School in Utah for Gracie Barra West Jordan
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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