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“If everyone practiced Jiu-Jitsu the world and our communities would be a better place.
We know it because Jiu-Jitsu has changed our lives in so many positive ways. And we want to do for others what Jiu-Jitsu has done for us."
- Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU AND SELF-DEFENSE FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS IN MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
Get fit. Build confidence. Have fun.
Myself and 3 children all go to Gracie Barra Charleston. We have had an incredible
Myself and 3 children all go to Gracie Barra Charleston. We have had an incredible experience here. The facility offers top-notch training with skilled instructors who have created a welcoming environment. The sense of community here is outstanding as well, making it an ideal place for both beginners and experienced practitioners. We appreciate the family-friendly atmosphere and highly recommend Gracie Barra to anyone looking for a fantastic Jiu Jitsu experience.Read more
At the risk of being hyperbolic, Professor Henrique Carepa, his wife Coach Fernanda, and Professor
At the risk of being hyperbolic, Professor Henrique Carepa, his wife Coach Fernanda, and Professor Vandi Souza changed my life. I was new to Jiu Jitsu. 45 years old. Out of shape. Dumpy. Mildly depressed. Over-worked. My wife and I thought BJJ would be great for our children (6 and 10 at the time). After a couple of months of practicing, my son came home and asked if he could try something on me. I agreed and immediately regretted it. My 6 year old son legitimately made me choke. The next day I went with him to class at Gracie Barra Charleston and spoke with Professor Carepa. I told him the story and he laughed. He encouraged me to try the class. Reluctantly, I agreed. What happened next was unexpected. Professors Carepa and Souza are incredibly good at their craft. They are patient. Invested. Engaging. Funny. In addition to elite instruction, Professor Carepa has created an amazing culture. Since joining, I have developed some of the best friendships I have ever had. This is a family gym. Kids. Adults. Men. Women. BJJ is hard. It’s grueling. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. And it’s the best mental health exercise I have ever done. It’s also the most rewarding activity I have done. I would highly recommend this gym. Even if you are not interested in BJJ, come by and talk to Professor Henrique. He will make you laugh. Hope to see you on the mat.Read more
Best place to practice jiujitsu! No question. My kids and I go and we all
Best place to practice jiujitsu! No question. My kids and I go and we all love it. Very clean and very professional.Read more
Been training BJJ for 2 years over i. California, came to visit a friend and
Been training BJJ for 2 years over i. California, came to visit a friend and trained there, amazing welcome place. Super clean and amazing crew!Read more
More than a Jiujitsu club. We are one of the founding members and this place
More than a Jiujitsu club. We are one of the founding members and this place has become our favorite place to go not just for our five years old son but for us too. The team and members have become family. We feel lucky to be part of this community. Thank youRead more
Kids & Teens
Parents! If you are looking for an activity for your child to gain true self-confidence and self-esteem and vastly improve their physical fitness, you've come to the right place!
Are you looking for a fun, enjoyable activity that can get you into the best shape of your life?
These No-Gi classes focus on learning and applying the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu without the traditional GI/kimono.
Private Jiu-Jitsu lessons strengthen your skills and help you hone specific techniques that you learned in class.