Gracie Barra Alaska is the state’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA training facility in Anchorage. We are part of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu family, pioneers in developing modern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu into the martial art it is today. Gracie Barra is the largest organization of its kind in the world, with hundreds of academies in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Gracie Jiu Jitsu is an extraordinarily effective combat art, but it is our mission to make this self defense system available to all, including those who may not be naturally inclined towards martial arts. It is, after all, those not so gifted or inclined that may benefit the most from learning and training the principals of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Our academy is focused on all levels of competency, with special attention offered to the beginner. It is our goal to provide the beginning student with the solid foundation upon which their development in Jiu Jitsu will be built.
The focus of our academy on building the student’s understanding of Jiu Jitsu has resulted in our students capturing gold, silver and bronze medals at some of the most prestigious Jiu Jitsu tournaments in the world, including the U.S. Open, the Pan Americans, Worlds, Naga, the New York Open, the Gracie United, and the U.S. Nationals, among others. Our MMA program has produced many champions and our academy currently displays many of the title belts held in the state of Alaska, as well as belts from competitions elsewhere.
We are proud of our winning record, but even more important to us and our mission is the personal growth and character development that accompanies training Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The hard work, the struggle to master a new skill, the camaraderie built between training partners, the respect gained towards others, the humility and calm self-assurance gained through training….these are the true measures of a student’s progress.
We extend you a cordial invitation to visit our academy and participate in or observe a class. We love Jiu Jitsu. We love sharing the art. We hope that you will join us as we travel the path.