There's been some buzz around Gracie Barra and their franchising changes that may soon come to their affiliates. Link this to more information and at least one academy dropping from the GB ranks to join Gracie Humaita and a recent decision to deny Gracie Barra their trademark on a logo submitted by a group called Gracie Barra Franchise Systems and there's some news.
Recent posts on BJJ Forums - such as this one on Jiu Jitsu Forums.com, indicate a change is coming. There's nothing tangible right now that we can point to, but the forum was buzzing in August and talk has been heard. GB, claims to have over 300 affiliated schools on 5 continents, which is a good size for any franchising organization
In establishing the future of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the next generation will be taught by instructors and professors influenced by the surge in interest today. Our featured BJJ Kid this time is Kendall Reusing. A well trained BJJ practicioner and highly competitive. A list of her accomplishments follows.
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“Organized like a team.Fighting like a family.” is the motto of Gracie Barra.Founded by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., Gracie Barra is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the world.It is no surprise that Honolulu would find itself home to a Gracie Barra with the most students on the island.In just over a year, Gracie Barra University of Hawaii (GBU) has grown to nearly 250 students.
In the center of the Northern Territory in Central Australia is Alice Springs, a town of 30,000 and home to the newest addition of the worldwide phenomenon of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s called Gracie Barra Alice Springs (gbalicesprings.com). The academy itself is the brainchild of Simon Dew, a 37 year-old Australian and sports supplement manufacturer who has spent the last 18 years living in both Australia and Japan.
BJJ Legends Mag secures Feature Interview with Jiu Jitsu and ADCC Champion Braulio Estima
The World Famous and Internationally Renown BJJ Legends Magazine and DVD (of BJJ Moves) will interview ADCC Champion from 2009.
Estima is considered one of the world’s best grapplers. The head instructor and owner of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Birmingham, England, Estima is a black belt who currently trains under Renzo Gracie. His submission competition achievements include winning the CBJJ World Championship in 2004, 2006, and 2009, the Absolute World Cup Championship in 2006, the European CBJJ Absolute Championships in 2006 and 2009, as well as being the ADCC 2007 silver medalist. At ADCC 2009, Estima won both the under-88 kg and Absolute division championships, defeating DREAM veteran Andre Galvao and Sengoku veteran Xande Ribeiro in the respective finals.
The 6’3”, 190 lb. native of Brazil shocked the grappling community by submitting Marcelo Garcia, in addition to defeating Galvao and Ribiero on his way to the under-88 kg and Absolute division championships. Estima is a multiple-time World, European and Pan-American grappling champion.
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