ABOUT US

Gracie Barra Saddle Rock, founded in April 2019, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) school located in Aurora, Colorado, serving the communities.

Our head instructor, Arlindo Baiao Junior, widely known as Juninho, a Black Belt 2nd

degree, adding to the rich lineage and

expertise that Gracie Barra represents.

We are part of Gracie Barra, the largest Jiu-Jitsu organization in the world, with over 800schools around the globe. Gracie Barra was established by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the son of

Jiu-Jitsu pioneer Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr. and played a pivotal role in the development

and popularization of Jiu-Jitsu. With a vision to expand the global reach of Jiu-Jitsu and promote

its numerous benefits, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first official Gracie Barra school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1986.

We believe in the transformative power of Jiu-Jitsu for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

Our experienced instructors are dedicated to teaching effective self-defense techniques,

improving physical fitness, and fostering personal development.

Gracie Barra Saddle Rock upholds the core values and principles of Gracie Barra, including

brotherhood, integrity, respect, discipline, growth mindset, and empowerment. Our school

provides high-quality Jiu-Jitsu training to a diverse community, including adults, women,

children, military, and law enforcement personnel. We are deeply committed to delivering

exceptional instruction and fostering a supportive training environment for all our students.

Join our community today and experience how our school can empower you through the art of

Jiu-Jitsu.

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Juninho is a 2nd Degree Black Belt.

With an impressive history of 20 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and 19 years of Judo, Professor Juninho brings a wealth of experience into our community. What sets him apart is his academic foundation in Physical Education, which infuses a distinctive and effective dimension into his instruction of self-defense and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for both children and adults.

His educational journey commences with a bachelor’s degree in physical education earned at Jaguariuna College in Brazil. Progressing from there, he achieved a master’s and Doctorate in Adapted Motor Activity through the State University of Campinas in Brazil.

In his role as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, he possesses global teaching expertise, having conducted classes in various countries including Brazil, Portugal, Italy, South Korea, and the United States.

A dedicated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, he achieved the title of state champion in São Paulo on multiple occasions. Additionally, he has participated in numerous national and international tournaments, showcasing his skills on a broader stage including 3rd place at the IBJJF World Masters in 2023.

We are part of Gracie Barra, the largest Jiu-Jitsu organization in the world, with over 800 schools around the globe. Gracie Barra was established by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the son of Jiu-Jitsu pioneer Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr. and played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of Jiu-Jitsu. With a vision to expand the global reach of Jiu-Jitsu and promote its numerous benefits, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. founded the first official Gracie Barra school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1986.

We believe in the transformative power of Jiu-Jitsu for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to teaching effective self-defense techniques, improving physical fitness, and fostering personal development

Mission

 

At Gracie Barra Saddle Rock, we believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu extends far beyond the confines of a physical discipline. It is a way of life that nurtures mental fortitude, resilience, and personal growth. Through our classes and programs, we strive to create a positive environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can thrive, embracing Gracie Barra’s motto of “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.”

Our dedicated instructors at Gracie Barra Saddle Rock are not only accomplished practitioners but also compassionate mentors who instill the core values of respect, discipline, and humility in each student. We recognize that the journey towards mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is as much about personal growth as it is about acquiring technical skills. We emphasize the development of character, fostering a sense of community, and building strong bonds that extend beyond the mat. Join us at Gracie Barra Saddle Rock and experience firsthand the transformative power of Jiu-Jitsu, tailored to fit the needs and aspirations of each individual, in line with our motto of “Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.”

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