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About Gracie Barra West Jordan


Gracie Barra West Jordan

Gracie Barra West Jordan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school located in West Jordan, Utah, near West Valley, Kearns, Taylorsville, Midvale and South Jordan. We are a Gracie Barra school, one of the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organizations in the world. We offer classes for all ages, from 4-5 years old to seniors, and skill levels, from beginners to advanced.
Our experienced instructors are committed to teaching you BJJ for whatever your goals may be, whether it’s self-defense, competition, or simply getting in shape. Also, BJJ is a great martial art for women who are looking for self-defense for women.

Why Gracie Barra West Jordan?

After operating Gracie Barra School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (GBSLC) for nearly three years, Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea felt it was time to expand their reach and bring Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to new communities in Utah. After some research, they discovered that the neighborhood of West Jordan, filled with families, lacked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for both children and adults.

“The moment I saw all that space, I could clearly visualize a huge mat with many students practicing BJJ in West Jordan.”

Professor Rodrigo with students on the mat at Gracie Barra West Jordan
Gracie Barra West Jordan has the biggest BJJ mat in the whole valley

Building up Gracie Barra West Jordan

So they reached out to Gracie Barra Headquarters and right away started on construction of the new school, excited about the community of West Jordan to have a Gracie Barra near them. Of course, there were challenges along the way, but with the support of both Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea’s families, they got the job done, starting the warm and welcoming family environment from the beginning.

“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."

A new BJJ school in Utah

Gracie Barra West Jordan was established in February 2022 with the aim of bringing the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes to West Jordan and surrounding areas, such as South Jordan, Kearns, Taylorsville, Midvale, and others, enhancing their health with the best martial arts for self-defense available nearby.

“I was so thrilled at opening day, even though it would be my second Gracie Barra school”

Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea at Gracie Barra West Jordan construction
Professor Rodrigo and Coach Andrea at Gracie Barra West Jordan construction
Gracie Barra West Jordan’s construction
Gracie Barra West Jordan’s construction

Red Shield Founders and inauguration

The very first 50 students who signed up received the title of Red Shield Founders. Right after the inauguration, the number of students grew quickly. From the beginning, the school offered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids and adults, followed by women’s only BJJ and self-defense classes.

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.

Prof. Rodrigo from GB teaching a BJJ seminar at Gracie Barra West Jordan
Gracie Barra West Jordan offers some of the best BJJ seminars in Utah
Some of Gracie Barra West Jordan's students sitting and posing to a picture
Prof. Seidler Rodrigo, some of Gracie Barra West Jordan's students and guests

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 West Jordan has been awarded a Premium BJJ School every year since 2022!

Certificate of Premium BJJ School in Utah for Gracie Barra West Jordan
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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Gracie Barra West Jordan offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes to the following locations: Copperton, Herriman, Kearns, Midvale, Murray, South Jordan, Taylorsville, West Jordan, West Valley. Join our family!


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