Newcastle City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Martial Arts

Training programs to cater for you level of experience and development.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - Martial Arts Training for everyone!

The Gracie Barra Program Structure defines three main stages of development for students: the Fundamentals Program, the Advanced Program and the Black Belt Program. These stages indicate different maturity levels and students upgrade from one to the other in their own natural progression.


The GB 1 Program teaches the basic principles of effective fighting to beginners like you. Its structure condenses an immense diversity of Jiu-Jitsu into core fundamental moves combined intelligently and safely to optimise your learning. At this stage of training, you will:

 - Obtain a very good understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie Barra self-defence system
 - Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level
 - Expect considerable increases in fitness flexibility
 - Improve your sleep, energy and concentration
 - Improve your self-confidence




What are the principal qualities of a great fighter? What does it take for an ordinary person to realise to his or her own potential?


While the Fundamentals Program focuses on the building blocks and basic principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Advanced Program is built on high-level techniques and drills that start shaping the students game flow through the development of reflexes, speed and reaction time as well as transitions between one technique and another.

As someone who is moving up from the Fundamentals Program, you’ll find the Gracie Barra Advanced Classes perfect for taking your Jiu-Jitsu to the next level. At this stage you start developing a BJJ game flow and the instructor will be closely looking at your specific needs. At the end of class, you’ll engage in live training drills that are exciting and fun. Every training partner will present you with a unique challenge that requires strategic thinking to effectively deal with it. 

  • Learn the most effective take down techniques adapted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques

  • Experience further improvements in overall fitness level

  • Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Start shaping your Jiu-Jitsu game flow by working with the instructor on your favorite techniques

  • Step up to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions

When practice is more important than your next belt, you have become a GB student


Can someone master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Is there an end to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey?

The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.

The goal of this program is to further develop the student’s BJJ game flow by exposing him or her to cutting edge Jiu-Jitsu techniques and their variations. The program’s dynamic curriculum and classes, followed by hour-long live training sessions, build a challenging yet safe environment for students to progress from their blue to black belts.

It is in the Black Belt Program that most students truly grasp what they’ve been told since being white belts: Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey of daily accomplishments that always leads to a new challenge. The same old arm-bars, triangle chokes, fireman carries, Kimuras, sweeps, guard passes and single leg take downs gain new meaning as their BJJ game flow is defined.

Gracie Barra students enrolled in the Black Belt Program are role models at our schools. The responsibility of sharing GB techniques and training philosophy with newer students is taken seriously. They play a key role in maintaining a safe, friendly and progress-oriented environment at our school.

When the journey is more important then the destination, you have become a GB Black Belt