21st August 2016

About Us

Founded by the legendary Carlson Gracie Senior, the Carlson Gracie Team has its roots in Rio and more recently Chicago.

Carlson Gracie UK is part of a global jiu-jitsu family with an ethos built on the teachings of, and the indomitable spirit demonstrated by, the late grand master.

As long-time English open team champions, IBJJF London Summer Open team champions 2015, and Surrey Open team champions 2014 and 2015, the Carlson Gracie team is amongst the most successful jiu-jitsu teams in the UK.

On the mats at the Farnborough gym you can expect to find hobbyists and beginners working alongside gold medallists from the European championships from the World Masters championships, and International and Olympic level Judo players and successful MMA athletes.

The roots of our success lay in the first class tuition and the strong team spirit for which the Carlson Gracie team is famed.

Carlson Gracie UK head-instructor Wilson Junior and black-belts Andre Pimenta and Nisar Sheikh teach the adult classes at the Farnborough gym; these run twice a day, six days a week.

Classes for little bulldogs are taught by careful and experienced jiu-jitsu instructors and parents of current students, Gary Howe, Josh Turner and Michael Allen.

Carlson Gracie Senior was the Gracie family champion of the 1950s and 1960s, he would demonstrate the success of his art in challenge matches against other styles, but perhaps his greatest legacy was his desire to share his jiu-jitsu with the world, Carlson would teach all who cared to learn. Here at Carlson Gracie Farnborough we continue this legacy; jiu-jitsu for everyone so whether your goals are self-defence, to get into shape, to be part of the community, or to compete in BJJ/MMA, we can help you achieve your goals.

We are located in Farnborough, Surrey; situated between Slough and Basingstoke, neighbouring Guildford and Woking.

Please see our contact page for directions.

For more details on who we are and how you can become a member of the team please navigate around the website and if you have any further questions feel free to call on 07877 129641, email Carlson Gracie Farnborough or fill out the form below.

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