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Instructors

World Class Tuition

Gracie Barra Bath, Gracie Barra Paulton, Gracie Barra West Wilts and Gracie Barra Gillingham have world class instructors certified through the Gracie Barra’s Instructor Certification Programme to deliver the highest standard of instruction to students of all ages and abilities.

Professor Salvatore Pace

3rd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiujitsu
Bath, Paulton, Gillingham, West Wiilts

Professor Salvatore (Salvo) is a World Cup Champion (2006 Blue), Grapplers Quest Champion – Las Vegas (2010), 2x British Champion (2005, Blue weight and absolute), NAGA European Champion (2010 Masters Gi, and 2014 No Gi).

 

For over 36 years Professor Pace has been training in various martial arts from Thai Boxing to Western Boxing, MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  During this time he has competed at the highest level and won a vast range of titles including the British Championship and World Championship in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has worked with some Bath Rugby and England International stars such as Matthew Stevens, Lee Mears and Duncan Bell.  

Professor Carlos Lemos Jnr

5th degree black belt Brazilian Jiujitsu
Downers Grove, USA

Professor Carlos is a 3 x World Champion 5 x Brazilian Champion European Champion 2 x NAGA Champion US National No Gi champion. Professor Carlos is based at Gracie Barra Downers Grove in Chicago.  He is the teacher of Professor Pace, all the way from his white belt to his black belt, and visits the Gracie Barra academy here in Bath to give seminars when he can.

 

As well as his accomplishments in worldwide competition, Professor Carlos was head instructor at our famous Gracie Barra (HQ) in Rio de Janeiro.

Professor Stuart Barclay

1st degree black belt Brazilian Jiuitsu / Kids programme instructor
Bath

Stuart is an experienced one stripe black belt, having trained at other clubs before joining Gracie Barra Bath, and also a black belt in Judo. Stuart has a long history of competing and enjoys the competition class at Gracie Barra Bath.

Professor Lex L'Esteve

Black Belt Brazilian Jiujitsu
Bath

Lex is a black belt under Professor Salvatore Pace, training and teaching at the Bath location. Professor Lex was one of Professor Salvo’s original students and has earned all his belts under him.

Professor Royston Southall

Black Belt
Bath

A black belt at Gracie Barra Bath, Roy puts a lot of guys half his age to shame with his work ethic, fitness and consistent progress in the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Professor Harvey Dines

Black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, MMA / Thai Boxing instructor
Bath

As well as running his own schools – Gracie Barra Yate  and Gracie Barra Melksham – Antonio trains regularly at Gracie Barra Bath, competes on the international circuit and helps run the kids classes at Gracie Barra Bath.

Assistant Coach Francesca Pace

​Brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu - Barra Fit & Yoga instructor
Bath

Francesca is a brown belt in BJJ and also a qualified instructor in BarraFit and Yoga, which she teaches at the Academy.

Assistant Coach Dario Calderon

Brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu
Bath

Assistant Coach Dario assists in the kids class at Gracie Barra Bath and his daughters also train at the school.

Assistant Coach Martin Jackson

Purple belt
Bath

Assistant Coach Martin assists in the kids class where his children train at Gracie Barra Bath and is a purple belt under Professor Salvatore Pace.

Professor Harvey Dines

Black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, MMA / Thai Boxing instructor
Bath

As well as running his own schools – Gracie Barra Yate  and Gracie Barra Melksham – Antonio trains regularly at Gracie Barra Bath, competes on the international circuit and helps run the kids classes at Gracie Barra Bath.

Professor Antonio Burstorff

Black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu
Bath

As well as running his own schools – Gracie Barra Yate  and Gracie Barra Melksham – Antonio trains regularly at Gracie Barra Bath, competes on the international circuit and helps run the kids classes at Gracie Barra Bath.

Coach Francesca Pace

​Brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu - Barra Fit & Yoga instructor
Bath

Francesca is a purple belt in BJJ and also a qualified instructor in BarraFit and Yoga, which she teaches at the Academy.

We are Gracie Barra

At Gracie Barra Bath, Gracie Barra Paulton and Gracie Barra Twerton Mill, you are a part of an extended family. You will join a team that will support you in your quest for self-improvement and the development of knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of life like a black belt.

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Why Gracie Barra

At Gracie Barra Bath we are part of the Gracie Barra family, and follow the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instructions of the head of Gracie Barra, Master Carlos Gracie Jnr, son of Master Carlos Gracie, the first person in the now famous Gracie family to study the art of Jiu-Jitsu. This means you can be sure that you will be learning authentic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Professor Salvatore Pace, a 3rd degree Gracie Barra Black Belt.

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Latest News

Check out our latest news for everything you need to know about upcoming events and activities at Gracie Barra Bath. We are opening a new locations for our Brazilian Jiujitsu school soon - Radstock, which is 10 minutes outside Bath, and Gracie Barra West Wilts, which is located near Westbury has just opened! These two locations will compliment our current South West headquarters at Gracie Barra Bath in Odd Down. Please keep checking our website for details.

Gracie Barra Southwest UK with Professor Carlos Lemos Jnr and Professor Salvatore Pace

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Professor Draculino Seminar 7th November

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Official opening seminar for Gracie Barra West Wilts

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