Welcome to Gracie Barra Preston
Gracie Barra Preston is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy based in Preston city centre. Our academy is headed up by Professor Paul ‘Leao Marinho’ Hartley who is in direct lineage to Master Carlos Gracie Jr, the Founder of Gracie Barra.
This reflects the level of coaching available at Gracie Barra Preston and is responsible for a number of champions at various competitions around the world.
With over 150 registered students and growing, the academy has recently expanded its mat space to offer even more classes for both adults and kids in its already packed timetable. The academy is open 7 days a week to make Jiu Jitsu easily accessible for all and actively encourage Jiu Jitsu for everyone.
What Our Members Say
A GREAT PLACE TO TRAIN.
Great place, great training, great guys. I've learned a lot and lost shed loads of weight.
OUTSTANDING PLACE TO TRAIN
Outstanding place to train, excellent instruction from a very professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School with a great learning and sharing culture.
WORLD CLASS TRAINING
World class!! A humble place packed with future champions. Until I started practising Jiu Jitsu at GB Preston, weight lifting was my preferred way of training. Although strength does help when grappling, no matter how fit you are, muscling will fatigue you & then you're in a lot of trouble. So for me, Jiu Jitsu is essential and has changed me in many good ways. No matter how little or how large, male or female, Jiu Jitsu will make a better you.
GIVE IT A GO!
Not only my first go at BJJ, but my first go at a Martial Art. Like many I gave it a go after getting into UFC etc and now I am hooked. No meat-head bully types, just respectful men and women learning the moves with plenty of Open Mat time for those that what to test themselves some. Give it a go!