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See what other very satisfied clients of Gracie Barra are raving about!

My son trains at GBHB and he loves attending class here.  As a parent, you always try to find teachers who will be a good influence on your child.  Professor Otavio is a wonderful role model.  He inspires the entire class with his positive energy, passion for BJJ, humble demeanor, and hard-working nature.  Coach Marina is also awesome with the kids.  She is nurturing, caring, and encourages each child to do his/her best, in every class.

Professor Otavio and Coach Marina are a great team and they have created a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere at the gym.  Their good energy has attracted a like-minded community of kids and parents, where people of all ages and skill levels will feel comfortable.

Regarding the facilities, they are beautiful.   A lot of love and care has been put into all aspects of the gym, and it shows.

At this gym, your child will learn a lot of valuable life lessons: self-defense, self-discipline, self-respect, and the value of working hard for your goals.  We are very grateful to Professor Otavio and Coach Marina for the top-notch program they have created at GBHB.  They are the best!

L. L. / Huntington Beach, CA

Very nice to learning jujitsu as a beginner, professor is very patient and knowledgeable, and friendly. you get many chances to have a hands on fighting with friendly guys much better than you. Btw, jujitsu is very good if you want to improve your flexibility. Enjoy it very much!

Rui C. / Huntington Beach, CA

Professor Otavio Sousa’s competition  resume speaks for it’s self but One of the aspects that makes Otavio so unique is the fact that he is one of those rare individuals who is a world class athlete while being equally effective as an instructor for both children and adults. His students love him and as soon as you step on the mats at his school it doesn’t take long to realize why. With stellar leadership, top notch facilities, and a warm and welcoming environment this gym is truly a gem. Whether you are interested in self defense, getting in shape, or being a competitive athlete this school has everything you need to live a healthier and happier life through the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. See you on the mats!

Ryan O. / Costa Mesa, CA

Absolutely the finest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction, hands down. An extension of the Gracie Barra Family in Huntington Beach under the watchful eye of The renowned professor Otavio Sousa is a no brainer. Why haven’t you signed up yet?

Henry D. / Oceanside, CA

This gym is going to be awesome!!!!! Professor Otavio Sousa is a truly amazing teacher who really cares about his students and the techniques!! His passion and love for the sport really shows!! Also his drive and motivation is infectious and really makes you strive to be the best you can be!! If you are in the area this is for sure the place to train the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

Paul O. / Costa Mesa, CA

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At Gracie Barra in Huntington Beach, we relish in the programs we currently offer as each program has something different to offer. Check back often for future programs.

Advanced Program: Our structure defines three main stages of development for students and are based on different maturity levels. Students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression. View Advanced Program

Fundamentals Program: Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. Our practices allow you to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition. View Fundamentals Program

Private Training Program: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is like any other sport or activity: your progress is a consequence of how hard and how smart you work. Group classes are the best proven way to teach Jiu-Jitsu, however, private classes are definitely an essential complement that no serious Jiu-Jitsu student should do without. View Private Training Program

Future Champions Program: To excel in any endeavor, individuals need to have a strong set of values and a solid character that gives them perseverance to achieve his or her goals. Our Future Champions Program was created to provide children ages 3-15 that type of environment.                                View Future Champions Program

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