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Instructors

World Class Tuition

Gracie Barra Bath, Gracie Barra Paulton, and Gracie Barra Twerton Mill 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, Twerton Mills

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

4th degree black belt Brazilian Jiujitsu
Downers Grove

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 Kirsty Utting

Black Belt Brazilian Jiujitsu
Bath

As well as being a BJJ black belt, Kirsty is a well-respected female competitor in the UK and Judo Black Belt. Coach Kirsty Utting teaches our Fundamentals programme at Gracie Barra Bath.

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.

Coach Antonio Burstorff

Brown 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.

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.

Coach Antonio Burstorff

Brown 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. New locations coming soon! We are opening two new locations for our Brazilian Jiujitsu school - Paulton , which is 10 minutes outside Bath, and Twerton Mill, which is situated in the West of the city. These two locations will compliment our current South West headquarters at Gracie Barra Bath in Odd Down. Please keep checking our website for details.

End of year seminar/grading

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