The goal of Gracie Barra is to bring Jiu-Jitsu to everyone! We have all types of people, from all walks of life at GB Thousand Oaks.
From kids to adults, hobbyists to competitors, everyone has a place on the mats here as long as you're willing to have an open mind, respect others, and train with purpose.
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1011 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, California 91320
At GB Thousand Oaks you will learn life skills that go far beyond the mat. You will be empowered with self defense skills that will bring peace of mind to you and your family.
Gracie Barra has produced thousands of skilled black belts, including hundreds of world champions. Our detailed curriculum has been time-tested and will keep you on the track to progress.
Many of our students were tired of going to the gym. They found BJJ to be the perfect workout because it requires focus while burning a TON of calories. What’s more, you’ll learn to defend yourself while getting fit!
The folks at GB make our school what it is, and you too will soon be one of us. You’ll be impressed by how committed each and every team member is to your learning. The instructors, staff and other students make our environment friendly yet demanding and challenging, which stimulates all of us to achieve our best.
Gracie Barra is no ordinary martial arts organization. Students enjoy access to over 800 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide, professional-quality Jiu-Jitsu gear and online resources to further their training. You will be part of the biggest family in martial arts once a member of Gracie Barra!
One of the most unique characteristics about our schools is our family-orientated approach. Gracie Barra is proud to be a powerhouse with the most stalwart champions of Jiu-Jitsu in the world while still maintaining a training environment that is welcoming for the whole family: men, women, and children.
Jiu jitsu is a powerfully effective ground-based martial art that uses grappling type movements to control an opponent with the goal of submission through joint locks and chokes. It is highly effective (and excellent for smaller people) due to the use of leverage against the weak points of the body. It is also one of the few martial arts that can be performed regularly at 100% effort without sustaining injury, which also makes for an incredible total-body workout
Please show up at least 15 minutes early to your free class to get set up and take a quick tour. We will provide you with a uniform or gi for class and you are invited to participate in class as an active member. Your first class with be a fundamentals class with other beginner students. You will be partnered with someone of your own size and work on the daily technique, as well as partner drills. There is a warmup and cool down in each class and you will not spar on your first day.
Just some water and a good attitude. We will provide a loaner uniform for your first class. Just fill out the form above, complete your waivers, and show up!
Absolutely not. There are no strikes, kicks, or punches in jiu-jitsu, and our goal is never to hurt one another in the training room. If you are caught in a submission just tap and your opponent will stop. As a beginner you are never required to spar. You will only be paired up with partners of similar skill and size. Our goal is to progress as a group. We all work to help each other get better at jiu-jitsu.
No. Regular jiu-jitsu training will naturally get you in shape. You do not need to be in great athletic fitness before you start training. Although being in good physical condition never hurts, you will see how quickly BJJ training will help you lose weight, tone up, and improve your cardiovascular fitness.