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Who is it for?

  • A complete beginner (white belt) with no training background that wants to lose weight or learn self-defence?
  • A busy commuter looking for stress relief.
  • A parent searching for an art with discipline and exercise to with their education?
  • A child or adult wanting to learn anti bullying techniques and self-confidence?
  • An experienced blue belt aiming to become a world champion and own your own school one day?
  • Gracie Barra Chelmsford is the ideal place for the further development of your fighting skills.

OUR Programs

We offer everything from Adults and children's Brazilian Jiu jitsu classes to martial arts inspired fitness classes, self-defence classes for women and men. 

Choose from a variety of Gracie Barra Programs, including:

What is BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art built on the foundation of self-defence and combat sport grappling based on throws, ground fighting and submissions.

Starting in Brazil it came to be known worldwide as a combat sport in its own right.

Through the adaptations of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Kodokan Judo and England’s Catch as catch can wrestling; it quickly became an essential foundation martial art for mixed martial arts (MMA).

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Our team of instructors are dedicated to Jiu Jitsu. They are trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra.  

Students enjoy access to over 800+ Jiu jitsu Schools worldwide along with professional Jiu-Jitsu equipment and online resources to further their training. 

The Gracie Barra Instructor Certification Program follows the methods and strategies of team founder, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. 

Our training programs give access to first-class curriculum and class structure (classes start on time!) and fun which our devoted instructors blend perfectly. All this will allow you to make the most of training with your instructors and training partners for BJJ Essex. 

The GB academy was formed in Essex in 2017 and is based in Chelmsford, Essex.  

These include BJJ Black belt Professor Jez Lord (also Muay Thai coach). Academy Founder BJJ Brown Belt coach Rob Simpson (also a Judo Black Belt) as well as many other top-class coaches.  

The club offers world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction for individuals, families (emergency services and student discounts available) 

The timetable is designed to meet the learning needs of people of different ages, genders, and fitness levels. Our clean, friendly environment allows students to have a friendly learning and training experience at every class.  

With a pro Shop selling everything from Rash guards to school bags you can get everything you need to get started. 

It is the academy’s mission to provide excellent instruction to individuals and families in facilities that are second to none and that has helped set it apart in the Essex martial arts community.  

What our Members says

Very experienced club and friendly instructors. Lots of classes going on all the time. Very… Sebastian Hay
Great place to learn BJJ, my Daughter started and within a month myself and Son… Alex Beer
I can highly recommend GB Chelmsford, my 12yr old son and 14yr old daughter started… Luis De Goni Parks
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