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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

As a student at Gracie Academy, I can truly say that my life has been forever changed for the better. When I first began my training two years ago, I was a out-shape home-body. Within the first three months of working with Johnny Faria and my fellow students, I won my first National championship and completely reversed my lifestyle. Since then, I have go on to win two Panamerican, one World championship, my weight class and open class at Progear Entournament and have even had the opportunity to travel to exotic locales such as Abuhdabi to compete. As a Gracie Humaita competitor, I’m confident in my abilities as the training. I receive constantly challenges my mind and body. Us a woman, I carry myself with confidence in my daily life, as well as enjoy the benefits of an athletic and healthy body. I cannot recommend the Gracie Academy highly enough!

– Michella Almeida

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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