About Gracie Sarasota

Gracie Family Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School In Sarasota

When you come to Gracie Sarasota, you are welcomed into a deep tradition of martial arts that is as much about self mastery as it is about fitness or self defense. 

We cater to those who are looking for a BJJ that honors the Gracie family tradition and focuses on honing those skills and principles that lead to mastery of mind, body, and heart.

Blue Belts or Higher
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Founder, Professor, 3rd Degree Black Belt

Black Belt: 3rd Degree

Brian received his training from Professor David Adiv (Gracie Jiu Jitsu, New Jersey) who spearheaded the Royler Gracie-David Adiv Jiu Jitsu Team in the US. Brian’s desire to learn self-defense as a young man, turned into a passion for the competitive aspect of Jiu Jitsu, where he achieved an impressive competition resume.


As his skills developed, Brian was elevated to Head coach of the Royler Gracie-David Adiv Jiu Jitsu Competition Team. At the completion of his role as Head Coach, Professor David Adiv and Royler Gracie encouraged Brian to start his own school, Gracie-Sarasota.


Brian brings to Sarasota a wide range of teaching skills that are grounded in the traditional Gracie Humaita Academy self-defense curriculum. He also provides training in Competitive Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Law Enforcement Self-Defense, Women’s Self-Defense, and Kids Jiu Jitsu.

BJJ is for the Protection of the Individual

Who Gracie Sarasota IS for

  • The Dad who wants to learn martial arts to protect his family.
  • The Wife who wants to feel more confident when she’s alone around town.
  • The Former Athlete who’s looking for a new challenge physically and mentally.
  • The Child who wants to learn control of his or her body and build confidence.
  • The Individual who’s looking for a community and isn’t afraid to work hard.

Who Gracie Sarasota is NOT for

  • The Jock who wants to show others how strong he/she is by hurting them.
  • The Individual afraid to explore his or her own limitations and push past them.
  • The Boss that isn’t willing to be challenged to grow in a setting where their not an expert.
Find Us

2872 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, Fl 34237

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