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2560 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107
2560 East Colorado BoulevardUSCaliforniaPasadena91107
(626) 200-5997gbpasadena.com
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Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school has a class for everyone, from toddlers to adults (both men and women), we provide the highest level of instruction in the San Gabriel Valley for self-defense, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, No gi, wrestling and mixed martial arts. Schedule a free class!
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"They say the best time to start training Jiu Jitsu is at age 10...and today."
"I can't more highly recommend a school to learn such an amazing martial art."
"As Professor Orlando Sanchez says "Champions in Life", it's so true!"
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Brian Issa
3 months ago
You can tell a lot about a dojo by how they welcome newcomers. I train in a more traditional style of jiu jitsu and was in town for a couple of days. I had been wanting to check out BJJ but just never got the chance. We do quite a bit of grappling so I figured I'd see what this Gracie thing was all about. I walked into the gym and was greeted by Armando. I asked if I might sit and watch a class and he asked if I had a gi. When I said yes, he immediately invited me to train with the class. I let him know that I was from out of town and offered to pay a drop in fee several times, but he graciously refused. Not in it for the money, check. You can also tell a lot by the attitude of the students. I rolled with several different people and never felt like anybody brought a big ego to the mat. They were all happy to roll with someone new and to share their love and knowledge of the art. It's a delicate balance training with new people and keeping everything safe and upbeat. These guys were great training partners. Friendly and humble students, check. Lastly, I got tapped out by everybody I rolled with and went home smiling and totally spent. These guys know their stuff. Based solely on my one-day experience, I'd say you could do a lot worse than to train with these folks. They have a great space, knowledgeable instructors and an open and friendly atmosphere, what more could you ask for?
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Anya Kajlich
a year ago
To anyone wanting to try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: TRY GB PASADENA!! It's such a great school, amazing full body workout, and supports a balanced healthy lifestyle! The academy is like a family and will give you more than you imagined your monthly dues could buy. To my Professor, Coaches, & Teammates: you are all individually and collectively awesome! Thank you for supporting & empowering me, while regularly humbling me out on the mats. I'm a better person for having started training BJJ at GB Pasadena!
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Ben -Z
a year ago
Gracie Barra Pasadena is a great place to train whether you're just starting to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if you have had previous training. I just recently returned to the school after being away for work for 3 years. Training at other schools has made me appreciate how lucky I am to be able to train here. There is great instruction and great training partners.We emphasize a lot on practicing our technique through sparring and positional drilling, which in my opinion is the best way to learn BJJ.
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DR. MICHAEL PANGELINAN
2 years ago
These guys are the real deal. EXCELLENT instruction. My 5 & 7 yr old girls were intimidated at first but the instructors and other students were warm and genuinely nice. My girls LOVE their classes and in just a short amount of time their self-confidence has already grown. They really do become like a family at Gracie Barra Pasadena and we are happy to drive here from South Pasadena. I can't more highly recommend a school to learn such an amazing martial art. Thank you Coach Armando and Professor Orlando for putting together a wonderful school. The adult classes are not crowded and the Judo classes are so small that they are semi-private. Cheers! :)
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victor fraire
2 months ago
nice bjj instructors
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Lou Nieto
a year ago
They say the best time to start training Jiu Jitsu is at age 10...and today. I joined the Gracie Barra Pasadena family in April of this year. I was training at another local gym, and wanted to fully engulf myself in an all Jiu Jitsu school. From the moment I walked in, I was impressed with the facility, the coaches and the overall positive vibe and energy. Professor Orlando and Coach Armando have created an inviting atmosphere for everybody to train and learn this great martial art. What Coach Armando and the other coaches do with the kids classes is something to witness firsthand. The life lessons shared at mat time is another positive reinforcement to teach the kids. My girls have begun their journey into Jiu Jitsu and I couldn't have chosen a better place for them. The kids are all taught the same curriculum and to see them "spar" with each other is For the adults who think they are too old, too out of shape, or think it's not for them...TRY IT! Come in and try a class for free. All of the students who train at GB Pasadena are awesome! They are all willing to help each other with the techniques being taught. New friendships are forged on the mat too. There is no better feeling of accomplishment and self assurance you can receive than after doing a class at Gracie Barra Pasadena. Jiu Jitsu is not only good for the body, but also for your mind. Come see for yourself.
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Benjamin Handelman
2 years ago
I have been taking my 5 year old son here for over a year and got my daughter started a few months ago. The kids program is fantastic, the best you will find. The adult classes are also great, with fantastic instruction from a highly skilled and respected black belt instructor. Really, if you live in the Pasadena area you are not going to find a better jiu-jitsu school.
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Alec Gillies
2 years ago
Gracie Barra Pasadena has been a huge part of my life for two and a half years now. When I had first came to Gracie Barra Pasadena I already had experience of four years in Brazilian Jujitsu. I have learned more from this school in these two and a half years, then I had in those previous four years of Jujitsu. Everyone there is so positive and so willing to make you the best that you can possibly be. Everyone always wants to make you better whether it is the owner and professor, Orlando Sanchez or just one of the coaches, they are going to push you and make you better. Another thing besides Jujitsu that Gracie Barra Pasadena teaches is respect. Respect is something that is becoming lost in today's world, and GBP really gives you a true meaning of what respect means. It can be as simple as showing respect to your training area by bowing before you enter on the mat. GBP has quickly become my second family and I will always remember that. I will not only take away self defense lessons away from this, but valuable life lessons as well. Organized like a team, Fighting like a family!!!!
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