Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu South Austin was founded in 2010 and is led by Professor Alexandre Ferreira Santos “Dande,” who, as a jiu-jitsu competitor, has achieved prestigious titles at Worlds Pan-American, Brazilian Nationals, and the Brazilian State Championships. Prof. Dande’s dedication, skills, and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and physical therapy background make him one of Gracie Barra’s most sought-after instructors.
Gracie Barra South Austin is a part of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team, which includes more than 700 schools on six continents, making it the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu team. As a member of Gracie Barra South Austin, students benefit from training at any Gracie Barra Official location worldwide!
Open seven days a week, and we offer various group classes per week taught by numerous instructors who are also decorated competitors in their sports.
Our programs and classes provide ever-evolving teaching and support to our members to help develop students to efficiently reach their personal goals, whatever they may be – competition, training as a hobby, improving athleticism and health – all while learning martial art discipline. We look forward to seeing you on our mats!
Professor Alexandre Santos (Dande) has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years, both in Brazil and the USA. He has achieved prestigious titles at Worlds, Pan-American, Brazilian Nationals, and the Brazilian State Championships as a competitor. Prof. Dande’s dedication, skills, and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and physical therapy background make him one of Gracie Barra’s most sought-after instructors.
Red is our team color, and it represents passion, strength, and endurance. Its warm tone makes the shield’s red feel familiar and relieving to those who see it. The Red Shield connects Gracie Barra with over 400 Schools worldwide, uniting all Students and Instructors under one motto: “Alegria e Vida” – Happiness and a Healthy Life. We work together to defend our team’s logo, motto, tradition, and values passed forward from generation to generation throughout our history.
- Advance your Jiu-Jitsu game flow during this course. Take your training beyond the fundamentals and begin to hone the principles you need to succeed, such as discipline, respect, commitment, and leadership.
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Head CoachProfessor: Alexandre Ferreira Santos “Dande”
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