Student Guide

I Don’t Want To Compete Or Fight; I Just Want To Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Recreationally

There are many people who have an interest in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but never start training because they believe they would have to compete or become a fighter. Although competing can offer great benefits, the reality is most Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners across the world do not compete or have intentions on becoming [...]

2018-05-31T05:18:46+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Guide

Gracie Barra Garden Grove follows all standards and benchmarks for belt promotion through the system created by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). To read more about the IBJJF graduation system, visit There are two types of promotion a practitioner can receive, stripes and belts. Stripes are a way to motivate a [...]

2017-11-27T06:15:40+00:00October 4th, 2017|

Hygiene Guide for Jiu Jitsu Athletes

While addressing hygiene issues might stink, it’s a crucial part of safety in martial arts. Here are several guidelines to keep our academy sanitary and members healthy: Wash all equipment after every class. This includes, but is not limited to your kimono, rash guard, shorts, and other protective gear. Besides the obvious benefit of [...]

2017-11-27T06:16:08+00:00July 8th, 2017|
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