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With over 1000 schools, Gracie Barra is considered the most trusted martial arts academy in the world. With a family friendly atmosphere and world class instructors, we have everything you need to succeed.

Empower Yourself with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Experience the life-changing benefits of BJJ by joining our FREE intro class. Don't wait – sign up now and start your journey to a stronger, healthier, and more confident you!

  • Boost Your Confidence: Learn self-defense skills and gain the confidence to protect yourself in any situation.

  • Improve Physical Fitness: Enhance your strength, flexibility, and endurance through rigorous training and techniques.

  • Develop Mental Toughness: Overcome challenges and build resilience with the problem-solving mindset of BJJ.

  • Foster Discipline & Focus: Cultivate self-control and commitment through consistent practice and goal-setting.

  • Relieve Stress & Anxiety: Experience the therapeutic benefits of physical activity and camaraderie on the mat.

  • Join a Supportive Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for personal growth and self-improvement.

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Experience the power and discipline of Martial Arts at our Academy

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting and submission holds. It is known for its effectiveness in self-defense and its ability to enable a smaller person to defend themselves against a larger opponent. At our academy, we offer expert instruction in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, taught by skilled and experienced practitioners. Our classes are suitable for people of all ages and skill levels, and we have a welcoming and inclusive community of students. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced practitioner seeking to refine your techniques, our academy has something to offer you. Join us and discover the physical and mental benefits of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


  • Improves physical fitness and conditioning

  • Increases self-defense skills

  • Develops mental discipline and focus

  • Provides stress relief

  • Builds social connections and friendships

Martial Arts Kids & Teens

  • Martial Arts classes for kids and teens at Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Academy are designed to promote physical, mental and emotional development. Our experienced instructors provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn self-defense techniques, improve their fitness levels and build confidence.

  • Improved Focus and Concentration: Martial arts training helps kids and teens develop focus and concentration, which can carry over into their academic and athletic performance.

  • Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem: Through learning new techniques and successfully practicing them, kids and teens can build confidence and self-esteem, leading to a positive outlook on life

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Adults

  • Experience the challenge and reward of our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the techniques and principles of these martial arts, teaching you how to use leverage and technique to overcome opponents.

  • Regular training can improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, coordination, and mental focus, as well as reduce stress. Our classes are suitable for people of all skill levels and we have a supportive and inclusive community. Join us and discover the many benefits of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu .

Private Training

  • In addition to our group Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, we also offer private lessons for individuals or small groups. Private lessons are a great way to receive personalized instruction and focus on specific areas of your training. Our instructors are skilled in tailoring the lesson to meet your specific goals and needs. Whether you are a beginner looking to get a solid foundation in the art or an experienced practitioner seeking to fine-tune your techniques, private lessons are a great way to accelerate your progress. Private lessons are also a convenient option for those with busy schedules, as they can be scheduled at a time that works best for you. If you are interested in private Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lessons, please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more.



Our academy is a family-friendly environment, where people of all ages can come and train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu together. We believe that training as a family can be a rewarding and bonding experience, and we encourage families to participate in classes together. Our instructors are skilled in teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to students of all ages and skill levels, and are committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for everyone. Whether you are a parent looking to train with your child or a group of siblings seeking to train together, our academy is the perfect place for your family to learn and grow together. Come train with us and discover the benefits of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a family.

Enrolling in Martial Arts classes at Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu Academy is an investment in your overall health and well-being. Contact us today to schedule a free trial class.


  • Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

  • Developing Respect and Discipline

  • Improves physical fitness and conditioning

  • Increases self-defense skills

  • Develops mental discipline and focus

  • Provides stress relief

  • Builds social connections and friendships


Carlos Gracie Jr.

"Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, young and old, fit and not so fit. It is a martial art that can be practiced by people of all sizes and abilities."


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Brian & Christy Pierce


Gracie Barra Bastrop is a Christian-based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school founded by Professor Brian & Christy Pierce, in the community of Bastrop and its surrounding areas. The school maintains a high focus on anti-bullying and self-defense, and places a strong emphasis on the family unit. The goal of the school is to develop strong minded individuals who will give back and strengthen the community. In addition, the school focuses on competition which helps students conquer adversity not only on the mats, but also in today’s society. The school's philosophy is based on the belief of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. that "Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone."

Brian Pierce, one of the founders, has a background in wrestling, Taekwondo, and mixed martial arts (MMA). He began wrestling at 8 years old, and later moved to Texas where he continued to compete in various martial arts disciplines. He also started his own MMA organizations and developed many amateur fighters. He began training under Gracie Barra after moving to Austin in 2012, where he was promoted to blackbelt by Professor Alexandre Ferreira “Dande” Santos. He and his wife founded Gracie Barra Bastrop in 2020 and have been open for 2.5 years now, with a strong team of students, many of whom have become champions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.

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Best spot in town for self defense training, exercise, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and an excellent kids program! Professor Brian, Professor Christy, and their family are amazing people and very knowledgeable. Can’t recommend them highly enough 🙌🏼

Jason Bennett

My daughter did a one week summer camp in 2021 and when the week was over she was asking when she could go back. We signed her up for classes and she has been going consistently for almost a year and a half now. She loves it and has competed a couple of times and done very well. She has gained confidence and self discipline in this fun, but structured environment. Professors Brian and Christy are both talented and skilled as well as fantastic teachers for kids and adults alike. My husband has also started taking classes after he saw how much our daughter was learning and enjoying it!

Kerry-Lynn Smith

I have trained with Brian and Christy for years, and I’m grateful for every training session we shared. Their passion for JiuJitsu is contagious, and that becomes obvious to anyone watching them teach. They derive joy from sharing their art and helping others realize their full potential. I speak from experience.


This school is really for everyone. Its for making families stronger and helping individuals get a family that only wants good things for you. The people that run this school are great teachers and they care about you. They have experience as professional fighters so they are not teaching things that don’t work in the real world. Its a great resource for Bastrop and the entire central Texas area.

Murray Rothbeard

At GB, we're like family! I have been a member over a year. It's an overall amazing place to learn and train BJJ. Professor has a strong and committed passion for instructing BJJ. Also, Professor has excellent trouble shooting skills that are vital while preparing for competition. If you want to get fit, gain confidence and learn self-defense, then Gracie Barra is the place to be. I wouldn't train in BJJ anywhere else!!

Angela Bradley


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943 N Grandview Ave, Odessa, TX 79761

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(432) 300-6989

943 N Grandview Ave, Odessa, TX 79761, USA

943 N Grandview Ave, Odessa, TX 79761

(432) 300-6989