GRACIE BARRA LAKE CHARLES Lake Charles Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Welcome to Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana’s Best Jiu Jitsu Academy

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We are a world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy dedicated to our students’ success – on the mats and in everyday life. Gracie Barra Lake Charles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for people of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Whether you come from a training background or are new to martial arts, we offer programs that will fulfill the needs of your entire family.

We are open 6 days a week with over 24 classes throughout the week. We offer Day, Evening and Weekend Classes all taught by our Black Belt instructor.

Gracie Barra Lake Charles’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for anyone who values discipline, wellness, respect, and balance. We train you to develop your endurance, strength, stamina, and character, so you can master your body and your mind. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a lifestyle – a community. Here, we nurture your spirit and support your independent goals so you can grow and evolve into your very best self.

Our men’s, women’s, and kids’ programs are student-centered following the Gracie Barra Program Structure so students experience the most motivating, challenging, and rewarding martial arts experience ever. Everyone starts training for different reasons.

Gracie Barra Lake Charles’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the best in Louisiana and we welcome you to join our close community of dedicated students and passionate instructors so you can get the most out of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training.

“If everyone practiced Jiu-Jitsu the world and our communities would be a better place. We know it because Jiu-Jitsu has changed our lives in so many positive ways. And we want to do for others what Jiu-Jitsu has done for us.” - Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

Message from Head Instructor Jaime Gomez:

I believe that training in BJJ is a life changing experience. No matter what your goals are, GBLC is committed to helping you reach them. Come and train in a professional, clean, safe environment where the student’s needs are the first concern. Our time-tested training methods are designed to bring out the best in students.

Huge thanks to Carrol & Carlisle Realtor for the opportunity to be on the "Meet you Nieghbor" series.

Meet our newest neighbor - Jaime Gomez. He has a great story of leaving his career behind and following his passion to open his own martial arts school here in Lake Charles. It so much more than just learning jiujitsu techniques. I have to admit I am intimidated when watching my boys on the mat at Gracie Barra, but Jaime showed me in just a few minutes that his program is for everyone.

As always, a special thanks to Drew Miller for his mad videography skills.