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Jenny Moreno

Our kids really enjoy the individual competition. The instructors are excellent and promote discipline and perseverance. The facility is really nice and clean and everyone there gives off a big family vibe.

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Claudio Garcia

An Excellent training facility. Also my daughter enjoys going there. She has learned alot and has made many new friends. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Rachael Chin

Pedro araujo is a 4 time ibjjf world champion that received his training under the most legendary professors at gb belo horizonte and gb Northridg, where the most elite gracie barra competitors have trained. He is an expert in both gi and…

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Mann Daigle

I had a great time on my visit to Gracie Barra heights. I was in town on business and dropped in to get some mat time. The team welcomed me in and I actually got to spend an hour with professor Edgard one on one. Again, excellent …

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Taylor V

Hello! I enjoyed my trial. Best, Taylor

Hugo N

Good afternoon this is Hugo, yesterday class was awesome I had fun and enjoyed it!!

Philip J

Hello – just recently got into town from a trip to Europe. The first class was awesome, was an honor meeting Carlos. I am certain

Fabiana Borges

What a beautiful school! I had the pleasure to teach and train at Gracie Barra Heights and loved everything about it. Professor Pedro is amazing with the kids and put a lot of work into this place. Clean, safe, cozy and fun to be.

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Brett Harmeling

This facility is unlike any other! The community is accepting, the level of training is extraordinary, and the space is clean. Professor Pedro Araújo is extremely talented, charismatic, disciplined, and has dedicated his life to sharing his…

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Brett Harmeling

This training facility is an absolute hidden gem. It is full of disciplined practitioners and highly awarded instructors. Not only is Professor Pedro Araujo a 4 time world champion, he is a master of the art of Gracie Barra BJJ, which makes…

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Jimmy soul

Very good place to start bjj journey, clean and nice.

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Cynthia Espinoza E Ramirez

This academy is the best to bring your child to teach him/her to focus and to have discipline apart from jiu jitsu. And Best to not give up on him/herself, because like Professor Pedro said, "I will not give up on him". And that is was is …

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Lira Caldwell

100% recommend this place! My husband, our 14 year old daughter and I attended the All Levels class in the middle of the day. We were welcomed warmly by Frank who answered our questions, signed us in, and set us up with gis. I feel very …

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Chris Schilling

We have been attending classes regularly 3-5x week for the past year and a couple months for our now 5 year old. Meeting Professor Pedro and Professor Ed was an accident that I am forever thankful for. Our son David was 4 when he entered …

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Clare Chandler

I've only been going two weeks but I've really enjoyed the new challenge and great instructors as well as helpful members who all have made my first two weeks doing any martial arts not as scary as I thought it would be.

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roderick scott

This place is great

My son had a good and productive time

All the instructors are very attentive

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Julia Falcon

Absolutely adore this place, looking foward to signing up for BJJ at Gracie Barra. The heights location is full of wonderful kind people and are extremely accommodating to all fitness levels

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Billy Bravo

Awesome first day. Everyone was welcoming. I was happy to give the other more knowledgeable students submission practice. Lol. Hopefully I won’t be a grappling dummy forever. Excellent workout for those tired of the same old mundane …

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Peter Vo

Great sense of community at this gym.

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Povilas Zincenko

Was visiting for one week, amazing atmosphere, great people and superb workout.

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Helen Ramsey

Professor Pedro is a highly technical athlete and knows exactly how to pass all his knowledge along to his students. Every time I’m in the area I make sure to save some time and learn from him. The students at the school are also very …

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Tim Walker 5.0

My friends and I were visiting from out of state and had an awesome experience! Professor Pedro Araújo is an amazing instructor.

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Amber Autrey-Trainer

The striking classes were great. After one session I am addicted.

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Alessandro De Souza

I thought I was in good shape. Got my behind kicked in cardio kickboxing class. Loved it. Great place. Great people. Go try one of their classes. They will NOT disappoint. Thank you.

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Mark Chance

Professional, welcoming, and patient.

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Marcela Salazar

I cannot praise this gym enough! Professor Pedro is so great with my children, he is very professional and very patient. There is such a wonderful atmosphere here and I can honestly say this gym has been a blessing. My children and my …

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Ezra Koh

Awesome professors (4x world champ) who are great teachers, great striking coach, nice people, clean mats & locker rooms. To quote the gym motto "don't settle for average", don't join an average gym – if you have any interest in BJJ/Muay …

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Liah Laine Crumbley

I was looking to get my, then 4 year old, daughter into martial arts when my father suggested Gracie Barra. I searched for the most convenient location and landed on the Heights location. I am eternally grateful for stumbling upon this …

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Liah Crumbley

This place is amazing! Professor Pedro is fantastic with the children. My, gradeschool aged, daughter has been going for over a year now and she absolutely loves her professors and has fallen in love with Jiu-Jitsu. Professor Pedro is calm …

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Scott Taylor

Great gym with amenities that allow me to train at lunch and shower up, then go back to work.

Professors and other students are top notch and respectful. Highly recommended!

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Nestor Topchy

The instructors at Gracie Barra care passionately about students development whatever ones experience or age , and are cutting edge experts bar none. It is a distinct pleasure to participate in this program and I would encourage any who are…

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Mary Dawn McEnany

Both of my elementary-age children have attended classes here 4-5 days/week for over a year and a half, and they absolutely love it! The classes are challenging, and Professor Pedro has high expectations of his students. BUT he does a great…

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Yuriana Karchut

My son has been going to Gracie Barra since it opened. We were looking for a sport that my 11 yr old son would actually want to partake in as we had tried other sports like football and baseball and he never really took a liking to. When he…

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Brooke Smith

We love GB Heights! Professor Pedro is amazing with the kids, and they learn to master the fundamentals of jiu jitsu. Challenging workout for adults, too, and Pedro is always trying to improve his gym to make it the best experience for his …

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Annie Foley

Great evening strength and conditioning class for all levels. Not intimidating atmosphere, but tough workout always and results are seen.

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Amanda Januaria de Siqueira

I am having the best experience in my life at this place.

Competent teachers and excellent atmosphere. I strongly recommended this place !

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K Huynh

First and foremost when you enroll at GB Heights, not only are you joining a BJJ academy but you are becoming apart of a warm family. Number one hands down best Ju Jitsu Academy for adults and children. My family has attended this academy …

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Anna Flávia Ladeira

This gym has a very good structure. The professors, class schedules and location are very good as well. The environment is very friendly. Brazilian jiu jitsu and strength & conditioning classes are great. I really recommend this place.

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Patricia Viana

Amazing staff and structure. The staff cares about you and takes your goals like its theirs. Structure provides us all the support. A perfect place for all different ages. I couldn't be more satisfied.

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Pamela Cruz

Competent teachers and excellent structure. Recently I moved from Brazil and was very well received at the gym. Place where discipline, loyalty, overcoming, courage and family feeling are nailed. Oss!!

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Selina Cruz

A great gym at a great location. Coach Sam is awesome and pays attention to each students technique in the kickboxing classed. Both BJJ professors are one of the best instructors I’ve had in my bjj journey. My knowledge in BJJ has …

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juliana lima

Great academy. I worked there , best energy ever! Professor Pedro very nice guy, very technical, world bjj champion ! I recommend gracie barra heights 👊 👊

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Michelle Paez

Jiu jitsu has been a major part of my life for almost 7 years and I have met many people in the community during this time from all over either in training or competition. I have struggled with training in the wrong type of class with …

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Ron Rodricks

I live and train in the Chicago area. I contacted Professor Pedro when I was in Houston about a drop in. He could not have been nicer or more accommodating and I took things from that one drop in that I still use today. First class …

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Carolyn Kiefer

I’ve been attending the strength and conditioning class since September and have seen been impressed with the staff and program! Always challenged by the class, and encouraged by the results I’ve seen. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Caroline Powell

Love the kids classes here. My kids love it and the teachers are great even with my wild child boys.

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Roger Cruz

Training at Gracie Barra Heights under the guidance of professor Pedro has been a great experience. The attention to detail that is put into every technique that is taught is world class.

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Ana Compean

Great instructors!

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Menashe Israel

Taking up the practice of jiu-jitsu has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Since I started a year and a half ago, I go to the gym at least three times per week, and I have gained fifteen pounds of muscle since I started.

The …

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John Stanfield

Professor Pedro and staff at Gracie Barra Heights Houston offer top notch instruction and an excellent workout in both a fun and supportive environment. Whether for self-defense purposes, weight loss, or just bettering your overall health …

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Crystal Sherman

Professor Pedro is a great instructor that takes the time to break down the techniques and ensures that everyone understands. If you have questions he is always willing to answer them and show you what you can do to improve. He is very …

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Chelsea Knox

I’ve been here for 2 years and absolutely love it!! Such an amazing coaching crew and nice facility!! I consider it my second home!!

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Crystal Ann

Professor Pedro is a great instructor that takes the time to break down the techniques and ensures that everyone understands. If you have questions he is always willing to answer them and show you what you can do to improve. He is very …

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Ricky Taylor

Great community, great instructors!

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Jose Angel Quezada

Learning every chance I get

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John Stanfield

Top notch instruction by top notch staff. Professor Pedro creates an environment that is family friendly as well as mentally and physically challenging. Highly recommend to anyone looking to change their life for the better!

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Harold Minton

Great place to train. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. Great place for adults and kids.

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Jorge Albino

Awesome gym that is well kept. Owner and staff are professional. I have been there for over two years and everyone there great to be around! Would highly recommend!

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fiveolozano

Choosing Gracie Barra Heights as my academy has been a blessing. Professor Pedro and Professor Ed are amazing instructors with World Champion knowledge. On the mats we receive complete attention from the beginning of training till the time …

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Julio Barajas

Great place to learn and train..

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Chris Schilling

Started my 4 year old son a month ago. He looks forward to each time he gets to work and learn from Professor Pedro (who was #1 in the World at BJJ – not Houston, not Texas....the WORLD)

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Ward Dudley

I started at the gym almost two years ago. My intention was to get into shape and learn self defense. I’ve come away with much more. If you are willing to commit yourself to it, you will find Jiu Jitsu can enhance your quality of life. GB …

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daniel khon

Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a top tier academy. Great instruction and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Anton Petukhov

Last week I was promoted to the rank of the blue belt under Professor Pedro Araujo. One of the significant accomplishments in my life and great honor, as it proves that consistent effort and dedication lead to results. Those gallons of …

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Uriel Quintanilla

Pedro is the bomb!

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AJ Smith

Professor Pedro is an excellent instructor. He spends a lot of time perfecting his students’ technique and the results of his instruction are evident in the skill level of his students.

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Kristian Woodmansee

Pedro is an amazing instructor and great person. I have had the pleasure of training with Pedro at Draculinos academy and cant wait to visit Texas again just to stop by Pedro’s GB location.

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Roger Cruz

Gb Heights has been an amazing experience, Professor Araujo is very knowledgeable and the community is very welcoming and a great place to learn. I am three months into this journey and very happy with my choice of coming to study under …

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Chris Flores

I only spent 2 months here, had to move due to work but this academy is awesome. Professor Pedro is a great teacher and super technical I wish I could continue. Every academy I go to now is measured up to the standard of GB Heights.

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Joe Beagle

Dropped in for the noon all levels BJJ Class. Great instruction on various attacks from the back. Learned some especially helpful details around the bow and arrow choke that I will be working on for a while.

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Josie Moreno

I signed up three weeks ago and have the utmost respect with gratitude to the coaches. The service and attention to better self-esteem, defense, and getting fit has improved tremendously. I can not wait to see the results in 90 days. The …

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Response from business owner

Josie, we agree that it is all about YOU! We're thrilled to hear that you've found a place that makes you feel more confident and fit — after all, these are two very important things. Our coaches care so much about their students, and your respect means the world. Thanks so much for your kind words. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Jason Bush

I have been coming here for a month and absolutely love it. The hardest part was walking in the first day, after that I look forward to the next class even if my body isn't! Prof Araujo is accomplished and a great teacher. If you are …

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Response from business owner

Jason, we all know that going to a gym for the first time can be kind of nerve-racking, so we're glad you decided to give us a try. We always love having you in here and seeing how hard you work, and we're happy you've already noticed improvements after just a month. Looking forward to many more months together! Keep up the hard work. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Marisol Mendoza

My son attends Jr class. He learns something new every time. I'm so glad we found this class.

Response from business owner

We're so glad you guys found this class too, Marisol! It's always great seeing your son in here, and we look forward to seeing him soon. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Abraham Fuentes

Back at it and ready to get!! These guys don't play, excited to be working out here.!

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Chris McMahan

I was visiting the area over the weekend and called to see about training for the day. Professor Pedro and his students were very welcoming and I got some first class training in a first class facility. I am humbled over their hospitality. …

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Peter Marmo

Prof. Pedro's teaching approach is organized, analytical, and clear. He seems to have put a lot of thought into how people learn. He's certainly quite skilled as a practitioner and competitor but for me his teaching approach is what sets …

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Robert Crow

I started bjj and had been training for about 3 months, but my game stopped improving. I attended a seminar here and, after witnessing the quality of instruction, signed up the next day. I have been steadily improving ever since my first …

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Response from business owner

Robert, plateaus are the worst, but we're so glad you're noticing a difference now! And we couldn't agree more — community is as important as anything at a gym, so it's great that you found that here. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Vu Tran

I'm so glad to find an instructor, Professor Pedro Araujo, who has " been there and done that" with his extensive and successful competition experience to guide and train me. Whether you are coming to get into shape, for self defense, or …

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Response from business owner

Well, we're so glad to find a student like you, Vu! This place wouldn't be the same without all of the awesome people who come in to train — our coaching staff are so grateful for everyone's hard work. Keep up the good work! -Gracie Barra Heights

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Shawn Kennedy

Gracie Barra Heights is a top notch training facility! Professor Pedro Araujo is a world class jiu jitsu instructor!

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Hector Castro

Great place for kids to learn BJJ. Coach Pedro is great with the kids!

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Vanessa Escobar

My kids love coming here and professor Pedro is great with the kids!!

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Donald Scott Davis

World class instruction and amazing facility! Showers, elevated mats and plenty of heavy bags!

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Clayton Dean

Top notch. From the facility to the teammates and especially the instructor, you will be hard-pressed to find a better place in Houston.

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Mike Ibanez

Professor Pedro bringing the best of the best jiu jitsu to the heights! The best mats I've ever trained on in Houston. And they have showers available! No reason not to come train before or after work.

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Ferrell Munson

Professor Pedro has a great passion for jiujitsu and is also a great teacher. He is always uplifting and encouraging. The Heights gym is very nice with loads of amenities. You should be working to improve

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Justin Cheung

Learned X guard.

Up. Lock & Twist.

Thank you Profesor Araújo!!!

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