Also know as Arte Suave, which translates to "the Gentle Art". Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the purest martial arts in terms of self defense. The core principles are based on leverage and anatomy. BJJ's philosophy is using technique to overpower strength - the smaller, weaker person being able to defeat the bigger, stronger person. Our Jiu Jitsu program builds confidence, discipline, respect, anti-bullying philosophy and self-esteem.

To someone just beginning BJJ, starting as a brand new white belt may seem intimidating. There is a saying in the Jiu Jitsu Community, "a black belt is a white belt who never gave up." Whether to become a world champion or to just become better in everyday life, BJJ at Gracie Barra Costa Mesa is top notch, and a gym like no other -

    come in for a free week trial!

Please bring the following:
• Athletic Apparel (Dark)
• Plenty of Water
• Sandals/Flip Flops

You can book a class online or just show up about ~15 minutes early to class;
• We will show you around the gym,
• Have you try on a loner uniform (if doing a Gi Jiu Jitsu Class),
• Then get you on the mat learning BJJ!

The hardest part of training is getting through the door - once you are here, it is a ton of fun and a great workout (and may save your life one day)!

- Coach Patrick (Program Director)

Our Gym’s Location

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu
1304 Logan Ave. Suite J
Costa Mesa, California 92626

Contact Us

Phone: (714) 708-2700


Monday – Friday
12PM – 1:30PM, 4PM – 8:30PM
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30AM – 7:30AM, 4PM – 8:30PM
9AM – 12:30PM
10AM – 11AM

Book Your Free Trial

**For booking cancellations or changes, please contact us at 714-708-2700**

How was your experience?

Please leave us a review!!! We love to hear from the community!!!


  • Testimonial

    Great Professors & Coaches

    Phong T, Yelp Review

    "We felt welcome the very first day as visitors from another jiu jitsu school. We, then, decided to join for obvious reasons. Great professors and coaches, good training partners, and a family friendly atmosphere. Adults and kids can train with Gi and No-Gi. We like that our kids can train everyday."

  • Testimonial

    My Son Loves Going To Class

    Rebekah R, Facebook Review

    "My son has been going to Gracie Barra for the last year and a half. At first, he didn't like it, but because of the Professor and Coaches, he now loves going to class. Thank you!"

  • Testimonial

    A Great & Welcoming Place

    Michael P, Facebook Review

    "A great, welcoming place to learn and compete. The professors work hard to make sure the culture is friendly and that everyone makes progress from the high level competitors to the more casual people just doing it for fun."

  • Testimonial

    Definitely Worth A Call

    Justin F, Yelp Review

    "Professor Scott, Patrick and the rest of the staff are awesome people. They work really well with the kids and I highly recommend this Jiu-Jitsu school if you're looking for some excellent self-defense classes in Orange County regardless of age, gender or experience. Definitely worth a call and meeting them for yourself!"

  • Trained On 2 Continents

    Ray B, Google Review

    "I'm very new to BJJ but have been blessed to have trained on 2 continents with guys/gals from US, UK, China, Japan, Korea and Sweden. I feel more blessed to have found GB Costa Mesa! Amazing folks to train with, grind with and laugh with after a hard session. I appreciate all my partners and would recommend not only BJJ to everyone, but BJJ at GB Costa Mesa. Go Train."

  • This Place Is Awesome

    Neal & Vanessa, Google Review

    "This place is awesome! I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to get in shape and/or learn self defense."

  • Family Environment

    Jay C, Yelp Review

    "Before choosing this school, I tried out others in the area. The big deciding factor was my interaction with the people. It feels like you were walking into a family environment. Professor Scott and his team are great! Everyone helps out to make each other better. I am proud to call this my school."

  • Self Defense

    postitnote93, Google Review

    “Went to train for the summer, and I really enjoyed the environment. All the professors are very helpful, and the ladies classes are great for learning self defense!”