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Flavio Almeida from GB San Clemente Martial Arts

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Flavio Almeida

Student. Gracie Barra Professor. Jiu-Jitsu Entrepreneur.

Welcome to the Instructors page of Professor Flavio Almeida. Here you can find more information about our head instructor and contact him directly for questions, ideas, suggestions or even check his availability for Private Lessons. Multiple times national, Pan-American and world champion, professor Almeida is one of the most consecrated heavy weights of sports Jiu-Jitsu. On top of being a phenomenal athlete, he is considered one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors worldwide.

A Jiu-Jitsu Student

Prof. Almeida considers himself a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student first. Attending his classes, one will often hear “The difference between you and I is only that I have been hear longer. I have made more mistakes than you. That’s all.” Flavio is in constant evolution and is always researching into the new technical developments of BJJ working to incorporate them into his game making himself a better practitioner everyday.

A Gracie Barra Professor

Prof. Almeida was awarded with his Black Belt by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in January 2000, when he was only 19 years old. he currently holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt and is considered one of the best teachers from Gracie Barra. Flavio talks and preaches the idea of Jiu-Jitsu for Life. His point of view is that the art of Jiu-Jitsu goes way beyond chokes and arm-locks. According to him, every student must realize what is in the background and in between the lines. “Jiu-Jitsu presents immense challenges to all practitioners and while we figure those things out we not only improve as martial artists but, what is most important, as human beings”.

A Jiu-Jitsu Entrepreneur

Prof. Flavio Almeida is the founder and Co-owner of Gracie Barra San Clemente and Gracie Barra Dana Point. His efforts as an instructor and entrepreneur have contributed to raise the standards for Jiu-Jitsu instructions regionally, nationally and internationally. He was invited by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. to play the role of Executive Director of Gracie Barra in the United States, where he contributes with the development of the bases of support and quality control for GB schools all over the world.

Buy a package of Private Lessons with Professor Flavio Almeida below. Feel free to send him an e-mail at with questions if you have any. Here are some of the common formats Prof. Almeida develops for his private lesson students:

  1. Training Plan for Competition helping an individual athletes technically physically and mentally get ready for competition.
  2. Training Plan to develop an specific BJJ skill set such as spider guard, 50/50 guard, closed guard. side control, side escapes, take downs, etc.
  3. Free Roll Sessions: This is probably the most fun ways of spending time with Prof. Almeida and still an amazing learning experience. You will simply roll for several rounds and he will be able to assess specific gaps in your Jiu-Jitsu game creating specific drills for you to overcome them.

Ready to go?! Please chose the package that is most convenient for you and follow the payment instructions. Prof. Flavio Almeida will contact you directly to discuss details for your class.


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