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About Gracie Barra Salt Lake City


Gracie Barra Salt Lake City

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school conveniently located in South Salt Lake, Utah, serving nearby communities like Salt Lake, South Salt Lake, West Valley City, Taylorsville, Murray, Holladay and surrounding areas. As part of Gracie Barra, one of the world’s largest BJJ organizations, we offer a welcoming environment for all ages and skill levels.

Our experienced and certified instructors are passionate about sharing their knowledge and helping you achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking for self-defense skills, a fitness boost, or the thrill of competition, BJJ offers something for everyone. We even have specific programs designed for children as young as 4-5 years old and women’s only classes.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu passion

In March 2015, Andrea Warner sought a new challenge and exercise and joined a local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school. Despite the intimidating nature of BJJ for some women, Andrea was undeterred and quickly fell in love with the sport.

“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a life-changing sport! I strongly recommend BJJ for women.”

Gracie Barra Salt Lake juniors and teens students

Gracie Barra, a new dream

After some time Andrea found a Gracie Barra school near her and fell in love. The Gracie Barra method was so well structured, focused on practical self-defense techniques for everyday life. The programs make it easy for students to track their progress and improvement. This was so different from any other school she had tried.

“The structure of classes aligned with the team’s great support made me feel eager to dive into classes, especially after I found a Gracie Barra near me."

It wasn’t long before Andrea’s passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grew into a dream of having her school. She envisioned a clean and welcoming BJJ school in Salt Lake City that would inspire and motivate kids, men, and women to learn both BJJ and self-defense classes.

“I was amazed by all the organization and guidance offered by Gracie Barra Headquarters for new schools”

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City, the beginning

Competing since a while belt, Andrea became Coach Andrea when she got her blue belt. After finding the best location so people could discover BJJ classes near them, she got the perfect Head Professor for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City, who is Professor Rodrigo.

“I was so excited when I received Andrea’s invitation to join a brand new BJJ school in Salt Lake City.”

Coach Andrea Warner doing some painting on Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's construction
Coach Andrea Warner working on Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's construction
Prof Seidler Rodrigo and Coach Andrea Warner posing at Gracie Barra Fort Collins, CO
Prof Seidler Rodrigo and Coach Andrea Warner at Gracie Barra Fort Collins, CO

Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone in Salt Lake City

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City was inaugurated in November 2019, bringing the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Salt Lake City and surrondings areas like Murray, West Valley City, Holladay, Taylorsville, Millcreek and others. The school grew rapidly, offering BJJ classes for kids and adults of all levels, from beginners to advanced. GBSLC also offers BJJ classes for women only so women can learn self-defense and encourage more female participation in the sport.

What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is by far the best martial art for self defense purposes. Based on leverage, Jiu-Jitsu teaches grappling techniques to obtain control over an opponent or aggressor. The “Gentle Art” focuses on immobilizing and applying submissions by attacking the joints and neck.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teaches a wide variety of techniques. Often compared to a game of human chess, BJJ will require you to utilize your entire body as well as your mind to gain dominance over your training partners. No matter your level there, is always something new to learn. It is a sport that pushes creativity and strategy.

Part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students posing to picture
Head Prof. Seidler Rodrigo and part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students
Part of Gracie Barra Salt Lake City's students in line greeting the professor and coaches
Greeting the instructors and colleagues at the end of the class is part of the BJJ lifestyle

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle

Jiu-Jitsu practitioners are known to seek healthy habits. Everything, from diet to activity level will see improvement once you begin your jiu-jitsu journey. Everything done off the mat affects performance on the mat, and successful students naturally gravitate toward a healthier way of life.

Also, brotherhood is a Gracie Barra core value. You will join a community of like-minded individuals who uplift and push you to be better. Friends made on the mat lead to great friends off the mat, too.

We are not a fight club. We are a school that seeks to offer the best jiu jitsu in Utah, in order to provide an amazing experience for our members.

Premium Certification

The Gracie Barra Premium School award is a prestigious recognition bestowed upon select Gracie Barra schools that demonstrate exceptional standards of excellence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu education and community engagement. This award signifies a commitment to upholding the core values of Gracie Barra, including integrity, respect, and continuous improvement. 

Gracie Barra Premium Schools are distinguished by their dedication to providing students with the highest quality of instruction, fostering a positive and inclusive training environment, and actively contributing to the growth and promotion of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu within their communities. Earning the Gracie Barra Premium School award is a testament to a school’s dedication to excellence and its role as a leader in the global Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. 

Gracie Barra Salt Lake City has been awarded a Premium BJJ School every year since 2020!

Premium BJJ School Certificate for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City
Premium BJJ School for Gracie Barra Salt Lake City

Gracie Barra is like a big family, open to people of all ages and backgrounds!


Why Gracie Barra Excels in Martial Arts Near You

Family-oriented environment

Clean, friendly, and progress-minded atmosphere

Class Structure with Clear Expectations


Head Prof. Seidler Rodrigo smiling to camera


Professor Rodrigo isn’t just a teacher, he’s a passionate advocate for the Gracie Barra philosophy: “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.” He builds confidence and community on the mats, helping students of all levels reach their full potential.

Coach Andrea Warner smiling at the camera


Coach Andrea Warner is a BJJ enthusiast who creates a welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. She is also responsible for the women’s only class, aimed at bringing more girls into the gentle art.


jess gainer
jess gainer
This school is amazing. I’ve studied jiu jitsu for several years and have been to many schools. The people here are truly passionate about the art, and more importantly, about their people. Would highly recommend.
Maria Mendez
Maria Mendez
My son loves going to this place.
Jones Puig
Jones Puig
Best place to training I’m impressed, the professor are knowledgeable and staff is really professional, I totally recommend this place to training
Kristin LaBruzza
Kristin LaBruzza
My kids have been coming to this gym for about 6 months now. We were at another gracie gym before this one. While we did like the last gym, we love this one for our kids. The instructors are very attentive, and strict, but so kind. I have seen a difference in my kids' behavior since coming here. The gym is always clean and looks and smells nice. I'm always greeted warmly at the front desk. I love that there are color options for the kids to choose for their gi. There is a competition this weekend, and I love how the instructors talked to the kids about having respect at the competition, and to use it as a learning experience and not to be so overly focused on winning. I have recently started their women's self defense class at the Salt Lake location. I see the same great qualities at that gym as well. I was nervous about taking the class, but shouldn't have been. It is so much fun. The instructor is great at teaching each move and having fun while doing it. If you are thinking of having your kids or yourself train, I highly recommend this gym.
Joseph Lambert
Joseph Lambert
TRY THIS GYM!! If you have ever thought about training, this is the place for you. Amazing professors, coaches, staff, and other members. Very clean facility, which is a must-have with contact sports.
Joining Gracie Barra was the best decision of my life, profesor Rodrigo and Dani run the gym amazingly and profesor Carlos Daniel and profesor Eliezer give incredible classes that work for both self defense and sport jiu jitsu. 100% recommended!
Siew Burgess
Siew Burgess
We signed up our very active 5 year old and have enjoyed the experience. The instructors for the “tiny champs” are engaging and patient, while also teaching discipline and focus. We look forward to seeing our son grow and learn his moves! Daniela at the front desk is kind and friendly, we are always happy to see her.
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