Who is Jiu-Jitsu for?… Everyone!

For over 30 years, we have offered classes for adults that teach people of all backgrounds and skill levels the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Our structured curriculum is designed specifically to help you succeed during your training in the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Our adult Jiu-Jitsu programs are specifically designed with each student’s personal achievement in mind. Your personal goals, such as fitness or self-defense, will be taken into account when you sign up. Our self-defense classes for men and women are a great way to practice real-world techniques while strengthening your mind and body. Gracie Barra students see improvement not only athletically, but also mentally as they incorporate Gracie Barra’s proven principles into their lives.

Jiu-Jitsu classes at Gracie Barra are perfect for any adult in Henderson, NV who wants to learn a new skill in a safe, challenging, and family friendly environment. We offer programs for all skill levels, so you can choose to focus on the fundamentals of BJJ or train to get your Black Belt. Contact Gracie Barra today for a free class to get started.

We offer a wide range of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes in Henderson so students can choose the class that best suits their needs. We have three tiers of classes that address varying degrees of skill and knowledge. They are as follows:


We offer a wide range of adult Jiu-Jitsu classes in Henderson so students can choose the class that best suits their needs. We have three tiers of classes that address varying degrees of skill and knowledge. They are as follows:


This course can be thought of as Jiu-Jitsu for beginners. This course teaches the fundamentals and principles of BJJ as well as the skills you need to grow personally in a Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.


Advance your Jiu-Jitsu game flow during this course. Take your training beyond the fundamentals and begin to hone the principles you need to succeed, such as discipline, respect, commitment, and leadership.


This program is designed to help students achieve Black Belt excellence. At this stage, a student will begin applying what they learn during their Jiu-Jitsu training to everyday life.

The Secret to Gracie Barra Success

Our Method

At Gracie Barra America we strive to help students get the most out of their training. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu becomes a life-style and students can readily enjoy all the benefits of the Jiu-Jitsu or the “Gentle Art”.

The Journey

Working from the assumption that Jiu-Jitsu must be embraced as a lifelong journey, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has designed an effective learning plan or program of study that allows for students to naturally progress from the White Belt to the Black Belt. Thus, classes and their respective curriculum at Gracie Barra are not isolated from one another, but elements of a larger structured learning plan called “GB Programs”.

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Need any help?

Do you have more questions or would like to schedule a free class? Please feel free to contact us anytime from 9a to 8p, Monday-Saturday, or via email 24/7.

What are the benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as an adult?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) offers an array of incredible benefits for adults, both physically and mentally. As you embark on your BJJ journey, get ready to experience:

  • Total Body Workout: BJJ is an intense full-body workout that enhances strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. It’s an exhilarating way to stay in shape, burn calories, and achieve your fitness goals.
  • Stress Relief and Mental Clarity: Unleash the pressures of daily life on the mat! BJJ encourages mental focus, strategic thinking, and problem-solving, leaving you feeling recharged, clear-headed, and ready to tackle challenges.
  • Empowering Self-Defense Skills: Learn effective self-defense techniques in a safe and supportive environment. Gain the confidence to protect yourself and your loved ones while mastering the art of controlled combat.
  • Camaraderie and Community: Join a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for BJJ. Forge lasting friendships, support one another, and celebrate each other’s successes.
I’m not in my 20s or 30s anymore. Am I too old to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Absolutely not! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport for all ages, and you are never too old to start your BJJ journey. Our studio warmly welcomes adults of all ages and fitness levels, providing a supportive environment where you can thrive.

  • Tailored Training: Our experienced instructors understand the unique needs of adult learners. They will tailor the training to suit your individual pace and capabilities, ensuring a smooth and rewarding progression.
  • Joint-Friendly Techniques: BJJ emphasizes technique over brute strength, making it an ideal martial art for older practitioners. Our focus on leverage and positioning reduces strain on joints, allowing you to train comfortably and safely.
  • Age is Just a Number: The beauty of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lies in its adaptability. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s, or beyond, BJJ offers a holistic approach to health and fitness that embraces every age with open arms.
  • Journey of Personal Growth: Starting BJJ as an adult can be an incredibly fulfilling journey of personal growth. Embrace the challenges, celebrate your progress, and witness your newfound skills translate into all aspects of life.
Will I feel out of place as an adult beginner among younger practitioners?

Never! Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio celebrates diversity and inclusivity. As an adult beginner, you’ll be joining a vibrant community that values every member’s unique journey.

  • Supportive Atmosphere: Our members, regardless of age or experience, are committed to uplifting and encouraging one another. You’ll find a network of friendly training partners who are eager to share knowledge and grow together.
  • Beginners’ Programs: We offer specialized beginners’ programs that cater to adults, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment. You’ll progress at your own pace alongside others who are starting their BJJ journey.
  • Age is Respected: Age is respected and admired in the BJJ community. Your decision to embrace the art at any stage of life is seen as a testament to your courage and determination, earning you respect from practitioners of all ages.
How will Brazilian Jiu Jitsu benefit my overall fitness as an adult?

Practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers a fantastic total body workout for adults. It helps improve strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Embrace an exhilarating and empowering fitness routine that will help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

What kind of community can I expect to find at your BJJ studio as an adult beginner?

At our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community that embraces individuals of all ages and backgrounds. As an adult beginner, you’ll be supported by fellow practitioners who are enthusiastic about helping each other grow and succeed.

How can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu improve my social life as an adult?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers a thriving and supportive community that extends beyond the training mat. As an adult practitioner, you’ll forge strong bonds with like-minded individuals, creating lasting friendships, and sharing memorable experiences both on and off the mats.

Can Brazilian Jiu Jitsu positively impact my mental well-being as an adult?

Indeed! Engaging in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can have profound effects on your mental well-being. The endorphins released during training elevate your mood, reduce anxiety, and promote a sense of overall happiness, leading to a more balanced and fulfilling life.