About Gracie Barra Alabama

About Gracie Barra Alabama

Welcome to Gracie Barra Alabama Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

We are located in Pelham, AL, just south of Birmingham near Oak Mountain State Park, Oak Mountain Amphitheater and the Pelham Civic Complex. We are approximately four miles south of Riverchase Gallaria.

Gracie Barra Alabama offers something for everyone, including yourself, your friends and family, and your children. We have a full range of programs available in our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu curriculum, as well as Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, PurMotion and Cardio Conditioning classes. Our brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities are some of the best in the South East. We invite you to come out and see for yourself!

Some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Healthier Lifestyle
  • Improved Fitness Levels
  • Improved Self-Esteem
  • Discipline
  • Self Defense
  • The Thrill of Competition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport and a form of self-defense that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It is based on the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend his or herself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage, timing and proper technique.

If you avoid the story-tellers and the opinions of Internet Keyboard warriors, any professional bouncer or law enforcement officer will attest to the likelihood of a fight ending up on the ground. With all opinions aside, the statistical fact is that most fights end up on the ground. Although it is not (always) in a fighter’s best interest to go to the ground in all situations, the chances of being put there (even against your will) are very high. Considering these facts, it would be unwise to ignore ground fighting techniques.