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Welcome to Gracie Humaita – Del Mar!

Gracie Del Mar is a direct affiliate of Gracie Humaita in Brazil. Founded by Grandmaster Helio Gracie, now led by Royler and Rolker Gracie, and brought to Del Mar by the teachings of Black Belt Professor Joao “Johnny” Faria.

At Gracie Del Mar, we empower any student with the necessary tools to achieve your goals, whether they be Physical Fitness, Self-Defense, Recreation, or to become a Champion Competitor.

We seek to train the Mind, Body, and Spirit by teaching the highest level of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a safe and positive environment.

Gracie Humaita Del Mar Student Testimonial

I have been training with Professor Faria for a couple of months now.  No one should underestimate the power of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Recently I had a doctors appointment and had some blood work done (Yep, I am one of the ‘older’ students at the school).  A few days later my doctor calls me to say that my cholesterol levels are at a 5 year low! He  couldn’t believe it. He atributes the amazing drop to my training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  I can honestly say that Johnny Faria has saved my life. Professor Faria is the REAL DEAL!

Gracie Del Mar – Great Jiu-Jitsu.  Great instructor.  Great students.  Great school.  Who could ask for anything more.  I recommend everyone to take that time to check out his school, get to know him and most importantly sign up!  Your life may literally depend on it.  Now I just need to work on not getting gassed. Oss!

– Joe Jose

The Latest from The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – Del Mar

Holiday Schedule!

We will be close from the 24 th until the 29h.  On Monday the 30th we will be open.  Then we will close on the 31st until January 5th and… (Continue Reading)

Open Mat New Years Eve!

We will be closed Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Years Day (Jan 1) We will have open mat on New Years Eve from 12-2 !!! EVERYBODY IS WELCOME !!!… (Continue Reading)

Muay Thai now on Tues & Thursdays 7pm

Muay Thai Instructor: 15 years combined wrestling and martial arts back round. 4 years high school wrestling 3 years AAU Greco Roman / Freestyle Wrestling Traditional Martial Arts include 6… (Continue Reading)

Gracie Humatia Del Mar will be closed this Saturday 8 September 2012

Gracie Humatia Del Mar will be closed this Saturday 8 September 2012 due to Nationals held in Carson, Ca. More info about the tournament at

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida Seminar 7/21

Current Ultra Heavyweight and Absolute World Champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almedia will be giving a 2 hour seminar on Saturday, July 21, 2012 here at Gracie San Diego.  Reserve your spot… (Continue Reading)

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