Welcome to Gracie Barra Champions in Houston, Texas!

Our 30 years of experience assure you a link to our art’s roots

A certified Gracie Barra black belt instructor also responsible for teaching class supervises each school. Our team of instructors was trained in the teaching philosophy and methods of Master Carlos Gracie Jr., the founder of Gracie Barra. A legacy of over 30 years of teaching experience is at your service, so you don’t have to worry: you and your family are in great hands.

  • Professor Andre Santos
    Professor Andre Santos 3rd Degree Black Belt / BJJ Instructor

    Professor Santos is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a Certified Gracie Barra Instructor. With over 27 years of BJJ training under his belt he brings to our team world-class instruction and leadership.

  • Kurt Zettlemoyer
    Kurt Zettlemoyer Brown Belt / BJJ & Kickboxing Coach

    Coach Kurt is a brown belt under Professor Andre Santos and has trained in martial arts for over 10 years. He believes that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts offers a great opportunity for families to stay connected through training together by offering the opportunity for both parents and children to share in the same sport.

  • Coach Rudy
    Coach Rudy Boxing Coach

    Coach Rudy is our boxing coach at Gracie Barra Champions. Coach Rudy has cornered and coached fighters at all levels from amateur to professional. His ability to improve the boxing skills of fighters at a rapid rate makes him a key part of the team.

  • Coach K
    Coach K Cardio Boxing / GB Fit Team

    Coach K leads our cardio and conditioning program at GB Champions. She mixes cardio boxing with various strength and conditioning exercises to help our students reach their fitness goals. Her class is consistently evolving, challenging your body to adapt to new movements and exercises, pushing you to a higher level of fitness with each class.

  • Coach Cee
    Coach Cee Kickboxing Coach

    Coach Cee’s vast experience coaching and competing gives the team another valuable asset to learn from and train under. Whether you are an MMA fighter or casual kick boxing student simply trying to improve your stand up skills, Coach Cee’s teaching methods will increase your skill level quickly and effectively.

  • Juliana Lima
    Juliana Lima UFC Veteran / Kickboxing & MMA Coach

    Coach Juliana “Ju Thai” teaches both kickboxing and women’s BJJ. She joins our team as a veteran in kickboxing and MMA with 14 professional MMA fights, 7 of which were in the UFC.

We only employ the best!

Professor Santos is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and a Certified Gracie Barra Instructor. He has been training and teaching for over 20 years and takes an active approach in teaching his students the foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You will always see Professor on the mats sparring, teaching and drilling techniques with his students to create the best learning environment for the team. Professor Santos has trained with numerous World Class instructors, including spending time as a student of Master Rickson Gracie.

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