Get ready to explore the GB universe like never before. In our six exclusive episodes, we will dive deep into some of the brightest minds of the Gracie Barra team and explore crucial information about the ICP 2024.

ICP 2024 - Safety First, Always.

From Lawyers to School Owners:The Journey & Lessons Learned

In this episode, Professors Vinicius Draculino and André Almeida share their journey from lawyers to Jiu-Jitsu school owners. They discuss the challenges they faced, the rewards of their chosen path, and the importance of the ICP - Instructor Certification Program.
"Work hard, be honest, and focus on changing lives."

Vinícius "Draculino"

Professor Vinícius has been an integral part of Gracie Barra since its inception. Widely regarded as a legend, not only within Gracie Barra but also in the entire realm of Jiu-Jitsu, he has nurtured numerous champions. His exceptional leadership has been instrumental in guiding Gracie Barra in Texas

André Almeida

Professor André embarked on his extraordinary Jiu-Jitsu journey at the inaugural Gracie Barra school established by Master Carlos Gracie Jr., our worldwide headquarters in Brazil. Today, he is the proud owner of GB Simi Valley, one of the premier Jiu-Jitsu Schools in the USA, boasting an impressive student body of 800+ members.