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Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Arizona Work With Us

At Gracie Barra Arizona, we believe we can make the world a better place by teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a tool for personal development and strengthening of the communities in Arizona. Our team is working hard to develop several schools in Maricopa County and help spread the practice of Jiu-Jitsu in the area.

If you are passionate about Jiu-Jitsu and you believe in the Gracie Barra mission of Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone, check out our open positions and apply!

Gracie Barra Arizona Open Positions

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

We are looking for Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, within the Gracie Barra lineage, who are passionate about teaching, are great team builders, have excellent communication skills and are interested in school ownership opportunities.

You will be joining a team of renowned martial artists, dedicated to your personal and professional growth, who will work alongside with you to build world-class Gracie Barra Schools in the state of Arizona.

The minimum rank for this position is purple belt and some teaching experience is required. As part of the hiring process, we will required a letter of recommendation from your instructor and background check. To apply for this position, please fill out the form below.

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Program Director / Front Desk Administrator

We are looking for a dynamic, responsible and outgoing individual with passion for fitness, sales, and marketing who is interested helping build a Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu adults and kids program.

This position requires excellent organization skills and the ability to develop relationships within the community, in order to help promote the services and benefits of our program.

No prior experience in martial arts or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is required. To apply for this position, please fill out the form below.

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Gracie Barra Arizona Management Team

Instructor Flavio Almeida Gracie Barra Scottsdale AZ

Professor Flavio Almeida

BJJ Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt

Professor Flavio Almeida started training martial arts when he was 12 years old, through karate. He followed in his brother, Ricardo Almeida’s footsteps and began practicing jiu-jitsu under the Gracie Barra family. He has had the privilege of receiving coaching from many jiu-jitsu legends, such as Renzo Gracie, Marcio Feitosa, and Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Learn More
Instructor Ricardo Almeida Gracie Barra Scottsdale AZ

Professor Ricardo Almeida

BJJ Rank: 4th Degree Black Belt

Professor Ricardo Almeida, founder of the  Ricardo Almeida Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Robbinsville, New Jersey, began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in 1992. He was the first to receive a Black Belt under Master Renzo Gracie of the Renzo Gracie Academy, where he also served as an Assistant Instructor. Learn More

Instructor Felipe Guedes Gracie Barra Scottsdale AZ

Professor Felipe Guedes

BJJ Rank: Black Belt under Professor Flavio Almeida

Professor Felipe Guedes began training jiu-jitsu in Sao Paulo, Brazil, under Roberto Laje when he was 18 years old. He became a Blue Belt under Leje, but then had to abandon jiu-jitsu to study dentistry, which was his chosen profession, until he moved to the U.S. in 2002 to learn English. Laje connected Professor Felipe with the Orange County jiu-jitsu pioneer, Joe Moreira. Learn More
Instructor Dave Weber Gracie Barra Scottsdale AZ

Professor Dave Weber

BJJ Rank: Black Belt under Professor Flavio Almeida

Professor Dave Weber started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the Los Angeles area in 2003 and later, met Professor Flavio Almeida at the old Gracie Barra headquarters in Lake Forest, CA. when he moved back to Orange County. Professor Dave received his Black Belt from Professor Flavio in February of 2014 and has the honor of being the first American-born student to receive a Black Belt from Professor Flavio. Learn More

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