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The Gracie Barra School of Bolton was founded in September 2015. Our school is the result of the efforts of Professor Barry Crowther, under Prof. Flavio Almedia and Prof. Felipe Guedes. The school is new to the area but growing at an amazing pace. The academy is already looking to expand to twice it's current size by the end of spring 2016. Watch this space!!


The Gracie Barra Bolton classes are aligned with the Gracie Barra Program Structure developed by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to meet specific learning needs from people with different ages, gender and levels. Our clean, friendly, and progress oriented environment allows the students to have a challenging, inspirational, and warm learning and training experience.


Instructors in Gracie Barra Bolton include Professor Barry Crowther. Black Belt under Flavio Almeida at Gracie Barra San Clemente in Southern California. Barry started BJJ over eight years ago at the tender age of forty. Once he returned to the UK he looked for an academy to train at until he eventually decided to open his own school: Gracie Barra Bolton was born.


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1 Harcourt Street, Walkden, Manchester, M28 3GN
Tel: 07860 868357

The academy is located beghind the Equipe Tire and Exhaust Center on Bolton Road. Turn right beside Equipe and follow the road, you will see two large gates with a white warehouse facility behind. The gates are normally open with a few cars parked outside. Behind the gates is a red door, this is the entrance to the Jiu Jitsu Studio.