The Gracie Barra Schools in Del Mar, California, is well known in the San Diego County Martial Arts community for its commitment to teaching high level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Just minutes from the surf, the Del Mar school has stood the test of time since 1994, making it one of the oldest and most established BJJ academies in Southern California. Unlike many others, our BJJ classes are offered Mon-Sat with day and evening sessions to fit most schedules. We offer both group and private lessons for men, women and children.
Our Black Belt Professor Marcelo Pereira is a 4-time Pan-American Champion who has not only achieved success in competitons but has also been able to pass his knowledge of BJJ to his students as well. Marcelo Pereira has lead 4 of his students to Black Belt: Ricardo Guiamares, Angelo Paranhos, Larry Lyons, and Dominic Parker. Marcelo has coached his students to multiple championships including the World, International Masters and Seniors, Pan-American and American National Championships as well as many tournaments held locally.
Our school is for everyone and anyone who is looking to get in shape, learn self defense, and improve the overall quality of their lives. In addition our family-oriented environment is a perfect place to teach your children to feel safe everyday not only when they are at school or outside playing, but also in developing their self-confidence and discipline.