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Gracie Barra Singapore

Established in 2017, Gracie Barra Singapore shares the trendy Hong Kong Street with hip bars and restaurants, and is conveniently located between Clarke Quay and Raffles Place MRT stations.

With a variety of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes, Gracie Barra Singapore has something for every experience level – from our basic to intermediate classes, all levels and no-gi, and also, kids classes too. The age range for our kids classes are between 4 to 12 years. Children under the age of 4 will be accepted into the class at the instructor’s discretion.

Unlike multidiscipline martial arts schools, Gracie Barra Singapore is a BJJ-only school which is dedicated to the martial art as well as classes that will benefit BJJ training – basically, if you don’t plan on training anything else other than BJJ, we have good news because you’re only paying to train BJJ.

At Gracie Barra Singapore, our belt and stripe grading system is at the discretion of the instructor who is trained to assess members based on their progress on a daily basis across a period of time, so students of our school can be rest assured that the level that they have been awarded here is of the highest standards.

Besides offering quality BJJ instruction, Gracie Barra Singapore believes in giving our students a safe, clean, and warm environment where they can feel right at home. We believe that BJJ is much more than a martial art or sport, but a community of friends and family, on and off the mat.

What is BJJ?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based Martial Art which does not involve striking (punching and kicking) – instead it uses joint-manipulation techniques (submissions) to put opponents in a position too difficult to escape from, or uncomfortable enough to surrender (or to “tap out”). Besides learning traditional BJJ submissions, BJJ also teaches takedown techniques from Judo and Wrestling.

Instructors

Bruno Amorim

Originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Professor Bruno has been practicing the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 20 years, and has been teaching for 15. A student of the legendary World-Champion maker, Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes, Professor Bruno earned his Black Belt on the podium after winning the IBJJF Worlds in 2009. As a competitor, Professor Bruno has a long list of accolades including his most recent first place wins in 2018 at the Copa de Bangkok, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Tokyo, four Gold Medal wins at the IBJJF Manila Open (Gi & No-Gi), and third place at the prestigious Abu Dhabi World Pro. As an instructor, Professor Bruno has a wealth of experience in teaching – from serving as the head coach of the Indonesian National Team for the 2018 Asian Games, training the US military in hand-to-hand combat, to being the children program director in several BJJ schools in Singapore. Besides BJJ, Professor Bruno is also a black belt in Judo, and an experienced MMA fighter who has competed in promotions in China, Kazakhstan, and Brazil.

Kon Hui Quek

Kon Hui Quek, or Kon for short, is Gracie Barra Singapore’s resident BJJ black belt, and is also one of the pioneers of the martial art in Singapore. He started training in 2004 when the sport was barely practised on the island. In 2015, he won gold at the Abu Dhabi World Pro as a brown belt, and got his black belt soon after in the same year. Kon continues to train and compete regularly, winning the most recent Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship in Australia in 2017 and taking home a silver in the IBJJF Manila International Open Jiu-Jitsu 2018 as a Black Belt.