Gracie Barra is one of the largest traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organizations in the World and GB Westchase is a top Gracie Barra school in the U.S. GB schools, instructors and competitors are present not only in the US but all over the World and are committed to excellence in our teaching methods, programs/classes and focus on a balanced, long-term lifestyle for its members; together with a collection of championship titles, GB is considered by many the power house team of Brazilain Jiu Jitsu.
Gracie Barra Westchases Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program offers top level BJJ instruction, 95% of classes are taught by GB and IBJJF certified black belts, including sparring sessions and this is just one of the aspects that sets apart GBW from academies that offer the same types of programs. Our BJJ classes are offered from 6am to 8pm, giving students ample opportunity to attend many classes each week. Our kids and adult programs are separated by skill level and age group, which helps with maintaining an organized class structure. Should you wish to compete as a GBW BJJ student, we offer exceptional competition geared classes, which focus on the official rules, drills and many other techniques used by top-level BJJ competitors that we’ve adapted into a class for the benefit of our students. Gracie Barra Westchase’s BJJ programs are designed specifically for each age and skill levels and our goal is to have a place for everyone who wants to learn BJJ no matter what their personal goals are within the sport.
The GB Westchase location specializes not only in BJJ, but also Muay Thai, Wrestling, Cardio Kickboxing and Capoeira; all with adults and kids programs. Providing a well-rounded MMA program with excellent, evolving and progressive instruction, Gracie Barra Westchase is the top Mixed Martial Arts facility in the Houston area. We offer over 60 classes per week and convenient evening class times even allow parents to enjoy a Cardio Kickboxing Class and burn up to 800 calories, while their kids learn Jiu Jitsu in the same hour!
We strive to keep our classes motivating, consistent in quality and always evolving in ways that better the general experience and results of our students.
The Cardio Kickboxing classes provide a fun and different approach to getting in an amazing workout! These classes are high energy and a little faster paced than some of the more instructional based programs. GBW Cardio Kickboxing instructors utilize variations of punching/kicking, calisthenics/body weight exercises, weights and always a great abdominal workout in every class. With these classes offered 7 days per week, you can keep on top of your workouts!
Gracie Barra Wetschase’s Wrestling Program yields a competitive training environment lead by World-Class Wrestling Coach Babak Nourzad, who competed with the Olympic Wrestling team of Iran in the 2004 Olympics. Nourzad takes a traditionally tough, yet exceptionally productive approach to his wrestling program at GBW, teaching adults and kids classes from 7 years and older; helping some students in their search for the perfection of their wrestling and competition game, some for fun, and some to complement their BJJ or MMA game. This program will challenge you limits, practice consistency and teach you the true aspects of wrestling from by a professional wrestling coach.
The Muay Thai Program at GBW is a more in depth, instructional-geared class that teaches proper form and the traditional techniques of Muay Thai, which is a stand up sport from Thailand. These classes can compliment your productivity in Cardio Kickboxing, teach you useful techniques for MMA, and are a great workout as well! Most Muay Thai classes on our schedule are followed by a sparring session, which allows students to practice in a real-time scenario.