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Jiu-Jitsu In Orange County

For Everyone

GETTING STARTED AT
GRACIE BARRA IS EASY

Jiu-Jitsu In Orange County

For Everyone

GETTING STARTED AT
GRACIE BARRA IS EASY

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WHY GET STARTED TODAY

Based on experience, we’ve learned, the average person takes time from the moment they take an interest to learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu until the day they take action by trying their first class. For potential adult students, life is busy which often gets in the way and in other situations, concern delays this process. In other situations, parents of child are often very busy with their life and raising another to arrive at  kids the late afternoon/early evening kids classes, which overwhelmingly likely to play a major role towards their successful development.

ACCOMPLISHING GOALS REQUIRES RAPID ACTION

But the reality, is life will always be busy, so if you don’t quickly take action to begin the process of accomplishing your goals NOW, by setting aside time to make health, wellness, and personal development a priority, all this thought will likely amount to is another postponed New Year’s Resolution if not taking rapid, pattern-altering action (such as calling to get the process started today). Otherwise, what are the odds you will  do so a week… or even month from now?

BEGINNERS CLASSES FOR YOUR “AVERAGE JOE”

When we say “Jiu Jitsu for Everyone in Orange County”, we mean it… Hollywood movies often give the impression that classes are like the movie Fight Club, but the reality is, fundamentals classes are designed for your “Average Joe” (or Jane)– You don’t need to get fit in preparation to join, in the same way you don’t need to get well before attending a doctor’s appointment.

TYPICAL CLASS BREAKDOWN

A typical fundamentals class is 60 minutes long and includes multiple segments, each of which conclude with a water break.

1.) Warm-Up – Typical adult, teen, and kids fundamentals classes begin with a warm-up of dynamic exercises to prepare students for the common functional movements associated with Jiu Jitsu.

2.) Stretch – After the brief, proper warm-up, a short period of static stretching is conducted before technical instruction.

3.) Technique – The technique portion typically involves teaching 2-3 techniques that include a demonstration, step-by-step instruction, common mistakes, and time to drill with a partner while instructors walk the room to ensure each student receives personal attention.

4.) Sparring (optional)  The final segment of classes involves of optional sparring (live grappling). New students typically do not spar during their first few classes while learning how to remain relaxed through the basic movements/positions in BJJ and those who do spar, grapple far below maximum intensity for safety and to focus on technique versus strength.

FACILITY

Our state of the art facility features a mat area, build on a platform to have the same level of cushioning as Judo mats, by stacking white Tatame mats on top of tires.

INSTRUCTORS

Our professional, certified instructors will make your feel like part of the family on your first day.

Alex D'Hue

Alex D'Hue

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Professor Alex D’Hue is the Head Instructor of Gracie Barra Garden Grove. He began training in 2008 and earned his Black Belt under famous, multiple time World Champion Otavio Sousa.

Ralph Ganchero

Ralph Ganchero

ASSISTANT COACH

Assistant Coach Ralph Ganchero started his training under Ronis Gracie in 2009, where he spent a lot of time mastering the curriculums taught in the fundamentals and advanced programs.

Natalie Van Hamersveld

Natalie Van Hamersveld

ASSISTANT COACH

Coach Natalie has been on an amazing road for the past year bursting on to the competition scene and making a name for herself as a top competitor in women’s division.

What People Are Saying

OLIVER H.

Huntington Beach, via Yelp

I have trained and coached with Coach Alex for over five years. He is definitely one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches I have ever trained with because of his passion for teaching, great communication skills, and top level technique. I think that it is rare to find someone who can teach as well as they can perform the skill themselves, and Coach Alex is one of these people. In my opinion, both his kids programs and adult programs are some of the best in Orange County.

HOW IT WORKS

    1. You call or fill-out web form below and we call you
    1. Professor Alex or another instructor will answer any questions
    1. We will explain the best program(s) which will fit you
    1. If you want, we’ll set a time to tour or school
    1. We’ll provide special attention if you decide to try a class