Dear Student,

Over the past week, the concerns related to the Covid-19 outbreak have continued to increase. 

The number of cases continues to grow in many regions around the world. 

Although the data continues to show that 80% of people will only have minor symptoms, the fast rate of contamination of Covid-19 presents the real possibility of a health care system overload.

Unfortunately, the only proven method to effectively slow down the spread of a virus that has no vaccine is social distancing. China has been able to successfully implement mandatory social distancing policies, which led to a significant decline in new cases. 

The mantra is simple; we all need to do our part to help in "flattening the curve." "Any lessening of spread will help health systems remain functional." - Caitlin Rivers, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Gracie Barra is a force against the spread of Covid-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members. As a global team, we must also do our part and contribute to "flattening the curve."

However, we cannot allow this pandemic to prevent us from continuing to work towards our mission of bringing Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone. We understand that, especially in times like this, you and your family need Jiu-Jitsu to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. 

Starting March 18th we will be limiting our school's activities to distance learning over the internet for two consecutive weeks, at which point we will evaluate what federal and local health officials are recommending or mandating before bringing back group classes.

We are super excited to bring the Gracie Barra Virtual learning experience to you and your family. We are joining forces with GB Online to provide a wide array of Jiu-Jitsu learning experiences along with using effective digital learning platforms that will include:

Unlimited access to GB Online Training Programs

GB1 Online with our founder, Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

GB2 Online Gi with World Champion, Professor Victor Estima;

GB2 Online No-Gi with World Champion, Professor Roberto (aka Tussa) Alencar

GB2 Online Takedown with Judo and BJJ Legend, Professor Henrique (aka Sensei) Machado.

GBK Online with the best youth professors of Gracie Barra.

Unlimited access to GB Online live virtual classes with many of the top Gracie Barra Instructors in the world. Schedule to be released soon.

You will be credited for attendance while learning virtually through a curriculum-based test when you return to regular group classes.

While the Covid-19 outbreak develops, we will continue to adapt to bring Jiu-Jitsu to your daily life while keeping your health and safety our top priority.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and let you know when we intend to resume regular training at our school.

Lastly, we kindly ask you to not freeze or cancel your membership. Now, more than ever, we need your trust and support in our work. The situation is concerning, but it will pass. On behalf of myself, our staff, and every single member of this team, we ask for your continued support to help us weather this storm.

Kind regards,

Profs Murilo, Felipe and the Whole GB St Peters Team



Gracie Barra St Peters is offering a fun, enjoyable and professionally prepared self defense seminar exclusively for women and teenaged girls. And the best part is: IT’S FREE! 

Our FREE Women’s Self Defense Program will prepare you physically and mentally to deal with a potential attack.

In this 1.5 hours structured program, your Gracie Barra instructor will not only cover the most common attacks against women, but teach you how to attempt to prevent them, and then, if necessary, how to respond effectively!

Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 1:30 PM for an afternoon of empowerment and learning. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and easy to remove footwear. This event is open to the general public.

Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend and we will contact you shortly.

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Gracie Barra Traning Etiquette

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  1. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you enter the training area.
  2. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you exit the training area.
  3. Keep a respectful posture in the training area.
  4. Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor, with students lining up in descending grade order.
  5. Classes end with a formal bow to the picture of Grand Master Carlos Gracie Senior, and then to the instructor.
  6. All students must line up with the attendance card in hand at the begining of the class.
  7. During class, when the instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit or stand in good posture.
  8. If you are late for class sit by the side of the training area and wait for the permission from the Professor.
  9. If you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must ask permission from the Professor.
  10. Bow to your partner before and after practice.
  11. Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
  12. Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
  13. Keep fingernails and toenails short for everyone’s safety.
  14. All students, Instructors, Professors, and visitors must wear the official Gracie Barra uniform. The uniform pants and top must be the same color.
  15. It is mandatory to wear the official Gracie Barra black rash guard or Gracie Barra training shirt underneath the kimono.
  16. It is mandatory to have underwear underneath the gi pants.
  17. For No-Gi Classes, students must wear Gracie Barra shorts as well as a Gracie Barra ranked Rash Guard or Gracie Barra Gi pants, Graice Barra Rash Guard, and belt.
  18. The uniform must be clean at all times. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.
  19. The uniform must be worn at all times.
  20. When tying the uniform, students must face the edge of the mats.
  21. The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
  22. Refer to non Black-Belt instructors as “Coaches”.
  23. Refer to Black-Belt instructors as “Professors” and to Carlos Gracie Jr. as “Master”.
  24. All metal objects, jewelry, piercing, necklaces and other items should be removed.
  25. No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  26. No cell phones in the training area.
  27. All students and Instructors must wear shoes when walking outside of the training area.

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Professor Braulio Estima is coming to GB St Peters for an incredible seminar!

Don't miss your opportunity to learn from one the greatest Gracie Barra competitors in history! Take a look at Prof. Braulio Estima's achievements:

  • 3x IBJJF World Champion

  • UAEJJF World Pro Champion

  • ADCC Champion

  • 3x IBJJF European Champion

  • 3x IBJJF Pan Am Champion

  • 3x IBJJF Worlds Silver Medallist

  • ADCC Silver Medallist

Not to mention, Prof. Braulio Estima created the infamous Estima Lock with his brother, Prof. Victor Estima. They are only a handful of people to have a technique named after them! Prof. Braulio is the Head Instructor and Owner at Gracie Barra Birmingham in the UK!

Don't miss your chance to learn from a legend of Gracie Barra!