Gracie Barra Newcastle City Testimonials


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    Dave Bennett
    Self-Improvement

    Dave Bennett
    Self-Improvement

    Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to BJJ. I've gained 8lbs of muscle mass and I'm in the best shape of my life. I've met and become friends with a great group of guys!

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    Dayne Applebee
    Fantastic training environment!

    Dayne Applebee
    Fantastic training environment!

    Fantastic training environment. Staff are friendly and the training is 1st class. Professor Guga has a deep level of Bjj and his attention to detail is 2nd to none. Egos are left at the door and everyone training there helps those around them. I started there as a newbie 3 years ago and have always felt comfortable, safe and confident that I have been given the personal attention to my training at all times. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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    Jimmy Miskin
    Talented and Considerate Instructor

    Jimmy Miskin
    Talented and Considerate Instructor

    I’ve been attending here less than a month but I already feel very much apart of the friendly environment. Gustavo Pinto is a talented and considerate instructor and I would recommend this gym to anyone wishing to practice bjj in newcastle.

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    Matt Reilly
    Highly Reccommend

    Matt Reilly
    Highly Reccommend

    Great place to train. High level instruction and all fitness and experience levels welcome. Highly recommend.

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    Rhys Harvey
    Oss!!

    Rhys Harvey
    Oss!!

    Excellent school with a very inviting atmosphere and great gym culture. Professor Gustavo Pinto is world-class this place is perfect for beginners and the serious competitor GB Newcastle has it all. Oss!

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    Pedro Garcia
    Very Friendly!

    Pedro Garcia
    Very Friendly!

    Very friendly gym, with very experienced professors, instructors and staff, which will guide you through the Jiujitsu journey. I can’t recommend this gym enough.

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    Stuart Adams
    Incredibly welcoming!

    Stuart Adams
    Incredibly welcoming!

    Gracie Barra Newcastle City is not only one of the best Jiu Jitsu schools but one of the best all-round facilities for children's classes, fitness, self defense, women's safety and for stimulating your mind and mental health. An absolute pleasure to have this school in Newcastle, the staff are experts in their field and everyone is incredibly welcoming!

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    Dakota
    Home away from Home

    Dakota
    Home away from Home

    You would think you are in Rio de Janeiro with how authentic the Brazilian jiu jitsu is at Newcastle City, thanks to Professor Guga! He makes everyone feel extremely welcome and remembers your name even after just one class. GB Newcastle City is my home away from home. Guga has even inspired me to learn a little bit of Portuguese! Obrigada 🤙🏻

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    Kim
    Grow Physically and Mentally

    Kim
    Grow Physically and Mentally

    Very knowledgeable, motivated, friendly, inspiring, and supportive head instructor. A place that helps you to grow physically and mentally in a family-like environment.

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    Andrea Nelson
    Professional and Caring

    Andrea Nelson
    Professional and Caring

    My 5 year old son got into Jiu Jitsu 1 year ago and we are so glad we picked Gracie Barra. Professor Guga and the team are so professional and caring towards the kids. My son picked up many skills, his balance improved immensely and his listening skills and concentration. If we didn’t leave Newcastle we would have continued. I can not recommend this place enough! We hope to see you all again someday and thank you!

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    Angela Hudson
    Fun and Respectful

    Angela Hudson
    Fun and Respectful

    I'm really enjoying the beginners class, a fun and respectful studio for anyone wanting to give this sport a go, even if you are old and broken like me!

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    Mark Swiss
    Best Decision Ever!

    Mark Swiss
    Best Decision Ever!

    This is the best martial arts discipline I have ever been involved with. I'm glad I took up BJJ and really made a great decision with Gracie Barra.

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    Joel Mungoven
    Great fitness for any level!

    Joel Mungoven
    Great fitness for any level!

    Highly recommended. Friendly fun atmosphere, great fitness for any level and plenty to learn from top class instructors lead by Professor Guga. Everybody was very welcoming when I started which was great as BJJ was very different from anything I had done in the past. Now 18 months in and still loving it.

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    Sam L
    World Class Intructors

    Sam L
    World Class Intructors

    World class instructors and training environment. Prof. Guga and the team pay very close attention to detail making sure that every student is learning techniques properly and becoming better each session. Can't recommend highly enough for anyone from beginners to those with years of experience!

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    Brady Vitasz
    Top tier teaching

    Brady Vitasz
    Top tier teaching

    I have trained at jiu jitsu gyms around the world and nothing beats the attention to detail, professionalism, top tier teaching and friendly atmosphere which Gracie Barra Newcastle has to offer! GBNC also hosts a massive variety of classes suitable for beginners to more advanced students and also kids! Couldn’t recommend this gym enough!! 

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    Tanya Hall
    Strongly encourage any females

    Tanya Hall
    Strongly encourage any females

    Cannot recommend this place highly enough. Starting BJJ at Gracie Barra Newcastle is one of the best things I have ever done. Professor Guga is truly a master in his work, with Gracie Newcastle exhibiting not only a kind and inviting atmosphere, but also professionalism at its finest. I would strongly encourage any females in particular to give BJJ at Gracie Newcastle a shot, because without a doubt, you will be exposed to one of the best experiences offered in this space.

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    Tessa B
    Best thing I've ever done

    Tessa B
    Best thing I've ever done

    Overcoming my nerves and attending my first free trial class at GBNC is hands down the best thing I've ever done. Professor Guga, the coaches and the students are so welcoming, patient, kind and eager to share their knowledge with you. Catering to any age or fitness level, everyone is welcomed & embraced as part of the family from day one. Offering confidence, resilience, strength, community and so much more, I'm so grateful for GBNC and can recommend it for anyone - just bite the bullet and book your free trial, you'll never look back!

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    Scott Peisley
    Great Lifestyle Change

    Scott Peisley
    Great Lifestyle Change

    I have been training at Gracie Barra Newcastle City for over three years now and the level of instruction by the Head Professor Gustavo Pinto is second to none. It's a family run school and all the students will help you whenever and with whatever you need. It is a great lifestyle change for myself.

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    William B
    Fantastic Teacher

    William B
    Fantastic Teacher

    This is an awesome school with a great atmosphere. Professor Guga is a fantastic teacher

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    Sam Playford
    Positive Environment!

    Sam Playford
    Positive Environment!

    Professor guga is extremely knowledgeable and has time for every single person on the mat. This is the most welcoming and friendly environment to train in and I highly recommend it to anyone as you will only be in a positive enviornment.

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    Anon
    Life-long Friends

    Anon
    Life-long Friends

    I can't recommend this place enough I'm proud to call a second home, I have trained at 2 places prior to this and can't believe how vastly I have improved under the guidance of professor Guga. I believe GB Newcastle to be a great place for anyone and everyone to fit in, the people are awesome and will challenge you to become better everyday all while becoming life long friends.

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    Elliot Smith
    It Feels Good

    Elliot Smith
    It Feels Good

    It feels good being in this place. After the warm up it's straight into a technique to practice and it's practical stuff, great teaching. There's a good spirit shared between people and I'm learning because I enjoy it.

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    Connor Gleadhill
    My BJJ home

    Connor Gleadhill
    My BJJ home

    I am a newbie to BJJ, but after 4 years of searching for the right place to join, I feel like I've finally found somewhere I can call my BJJ home! Fantastic place!

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    Andy Rabbitt
    Fun Place to Train

    Andy Rabbitt
    Fun Place to Train

    Really friendly and welcoming environment, fun place to train!