Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu
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Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu is the leading Jiu Jitsu Gym in Granite Bay, CA & the surrounding areas. We are proud to offer Gracie Jiu-Jitsu & Adult Wrestling classes in Granite Bay, CA. We offer the following services: Jiu Jitsu Granite Bay CA Adult Wrestling Classes Granite Bay CA BJJ Granite Bay CA Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Granite Bay CA MMA Gym Granite Bay CA We proudly service the Granite Bay, CA area & pride ourselves on offering the best BJJ Services. Please contact us with all your MMA Gym requirements.
Granite Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Placer County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 21,247 at the 2020 census, up from 20,402 at the 2010 census. The ZIP codes are 95746 and 95661. Granite Bay is a primarily residential suburb of Sacramento and is located just east of Roseville and west of Folsom Lake.
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I've been attending here for a few months now after having tried a few other gyms over the last few years and this is without doubt the best organization for learning BJJ in the area. Ryan, his support staff, and assisting instructors have a passion for the sport that can be contagious. Their welcoming attitude, attention to detail, and willingness to coach those (like me) who don't know what they are doing makes this a place worth staying at.
My son LOVES attending Granite Bay Jiu Jitsu! Ryan and all the coaches are amazing with the kids while also creating a fun, safe, and clean environment. This is a great place to send your kids!
Where do I begin? I almost never leave reviews. GBJJ has been an incredible resource for my daughter. She has learned so much and truly grown not only in technique, but both emotionally and in her confidence overall. I cannot say enough amazing things about Ryan and his ability to connect with his students, the other mentors and the support they offer, even the communication from Ken at anytime I have a question or other need. There simply isn’t enough stars!! 💯 ⭐️ ➕
I can’t say enough great things about Granite Bay Jiu Jitsu, specifically Coach Ryan . The facility is huge, clean and bright. Coach Ryan is more than a wonderful teacher, he’s a mentor and role model and there’s truly no one better out there. We initially enrolled our daughter just for fun, but she has made some great friends in this community, gained confidence, and learned far more than just jiu jitsu. As a parent, we’re pretty particular about who we let be an influence in our kids life, and we’re so happy with our decision to let that be Coach Ryan! Give it a trial.
I have been coming to this gym for about two months and it has been a phenomenal experience. I attend the 6am class and have enjoyed the camaraderie with the teachers and students alike. The instruction is top notch and everyone has been willing to teach and help. I could not recommend this gym more!
Incredible instructor and instructional program all together. So many classes available during the day there is literally no excuse for not being able to train. Every class has great attendance numbers and everyone is friendly and ego free. Ryan is a great instructor for both the kids programs and even the adults. This place is literally a 2nd home
My son has been attending class since 10/2022. Started out once a week and now he is going 4 times a week! He loves jiu jitsu and it definitely helps with discipline and getting all the wiggles out! The facility it well kept and very clean- huge plus :)
Extremely hesitant about jiu-jitsu as a mother. While I continue to have fears watching my 6 yo son participate in classes - its mostly due to my desire to keep my child in a bubble of safety. (Extremely unrealistic of me of course. This whole idea was his dear father's idea and not mine.) In this day and age - being conscientious and aware of yourself and others is important and something I would love for my son to understand. This is a space he is able to safely unleash his terror on others... but in a disciplined manner and with guidance of individuals who practice the art for themselves. My son enjoys Coach Ryan. My son is quite the extroverted child - and occasionally a bit of a distraction to other kids in the group... but nothing the coaches are fazed by. I appreciate their patience with my son and the other children in the class. If you can handle watching your kid be the new kid for a couple weeks... and if you can find some humor in watching children rolling on the floor together... along with hold your breath while your child obtains some bruising... then just do it. I love knowing that my son can have a healthy outlet and is learning self-discipline and how to use his strength in an organized (and supervised) way. Thank you Granite Bay JJ for allowing us the space to learn and grow. As a Vision's homeschool family this is a HUGE opportunity for us to invest in our son and I hope your gym continues to vendor. Jeremy has a TON of fun and I think it's refreshing for him to have a coach who is an extroverted and charismatic role model that he can look up to and learn from. ALL of the coaches are great. The gym is clean. Tons of parking available. It has some stalls that you can change clothes in. Bathrooms are nice and well kept.
I began training at Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 14, a freshman in high school. I originally began training because of aspirations to join the U.S. Army as part of their 75th Ranger Regiment, and, frankly, didn't want to die. So I figured I had better get up to speed in hand to hand combat, knowing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the single most effective martial art. What I didn't realize at the time was how out of touch with reality I was. My first day in class, I was the shiest I had ever been and didn't even look anyone in the eye. This wasn't abnormal of my demeanor at the time. Since then, I have received more compliments than I can count on my ability to shake hands, look someone in the eye, and have an intelligent conversation with an adult. A few weeks ago, I surprised myself. There was a parent sitting in the bleachers who was introducing his sons to Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu, both around the same age I was when I had started. Without thinking, I was on my way to shake hands with him, introducing myself, and asking what brought him in. Looking back on that interaction, I realized it would've been the last thing I wanted to do when I was 14. I initially joined Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu to learn the art of BJJ, of which you will find unrivaled instruction in the entire Greater Sacramento area, and defend myself had the need ever arise. 1 year in and I realized it was the first thing I had ever committed to for that long. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is what drew me in, but the community is why I stayed. Now, 4 years in, I can't imagine my life without jiu-jitsu. When I type jiu-jitsu, I don't only mean the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but the community I found by being here. I found Ryan Rich, Christie Zelnik, Christopher Kronkright, Ken Kuykendall, John Blazevic, Tim Friese, Boston, Barrett, Canyon, Frank, Lindsay, Big Mike, along with a slew of other individuals and training partners. These people have shaped me into the person I am today. Although my life's mission has changed direction since I joined GBJJ, I accredit jiu-jitsu to be the single most defining reason behind my developing personal and professional success. This community should be regarded as a national treasure. Whether you are looking to enroll your kids for character development, leadership development, and overall more confidence (of which jiu-jitsu has given me plenty), or you're a teenager looking for a new hobby to enjoy (there are plenty of us here, and growing by the month), or you're in your early/late 20s, or a parent yourself (most of the individuals I named above have families themselves), you will be bettered by your involvement in Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone would. I have never once written a review. This one has been a long time coming. I have never experienced, nor heard of, any other community positively impacting as many lives as Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu has. These people are my family.
Ryan and all the coaches are amazing. They have given my 7 yo girl so much confidence. Honestly a game changer!
My 6yo son loved Granite Bay Jiu Jitsu, as did myself and his father. The focus and discipline adamantly encouraged is excellent. The only time I was dissatisfied is when my sons 1st stripe fell off in the wash and for one week he was kinda brushed off by Coach Ryan about having a new one put on. We ended up moving and unfortunately my son never got his stripe back. I also thought that there could be more thorough training on the techniques when they practiced, as my son sometimes struggled with understanding or remembering what and how he should physically construct himself. The Gracie family in general, however, is providing a very valuable service to these kids in their method of teaching. The age groups and pairings seem appropriate and they keep it fun. I would recommend it to anyone. 😊
Coach Ryan is an amazing coach!! My son get super excited going every day ! He has grown so much in the past 6 months . We are very grateful for the coaches and the volunteers ! Thank you so much keep up the good work!!
An absolutely wonderful Jiu-Jitsu gym for my Son. Coach Ryan has such a unique and awesome way of teaching that makes new kids feel so welcomed and pushes the experienced kids to get better.
Love GBJJ. Coach Ryan teaches so many skills to kids that matter in REAL life. Esp how failure and struggle and practice all lead to success. Highly recommend. They were a life savior during the covid fear tactics and kept my daughter happy and sane.
My son Isaac has been attending GB jiu jitsu for exactly 1 year. It has been a great experience for him and he loves training/competing (not once have we begged him to go or he has never asked to skip) We were searching for a activity for Isaac to find his own and we couldn’t be happier starting jiu jitsu. Coach Ryan and CK are great and his rolling partners are making each other better every week! His confidence, physical fitness, and being held accountable every week has been great!! Thank You to GBJJ!!!!
Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing place for your child to learn both a defensive martial art discipline and receive valuable lessons for everyday life. I have both my son and daughter in classes in different age groups and the value that Coach Ryan and his knowledgeable instructors provide are exceedingly useful, not only for developing a valuable skill, but nuturing a respectful attitude. The coaches are great with kids, especially the younger age groups. My children get more enthused and stronger in the sport after every class and I cant thank the instructors at GBJJ enough!
My kids have been attending GB Jiu-Jitsu for the past several years. They love it, coach Ryan is fenomenal. Your kids MUST try this sport,. Kids need to learn self-defense nowadays, it is not an option anymore. This is the best place!
Great coaches, awesome environment. Our kid is loving his time at Jiu-Jitsu. He has learned valuable life-long tools while practicing this art. Very thankful to have joined the team. We highly recommend it. Especially if your kiddo likes to wrestle.
My son is 7 and he has a couple social issues that were spotted pretty quickly and handled incredibly by Coach Ryan. I'm used to having to get involved, but Coach Ryan was able to encourage, support and motivate my son quickly so he could recover,and he continued to enjoy his class. Being put on the spot, or when all the attention is on my son, is really hard on him and he shuts down. After one episode of him panicking when he had to introduce himself, he is now able to introduce himself no problem and was proud of himself for being able to do so, after encouragement from Coach Ryan. He LOVES going to jiu jitsu and is so excited when I get home every day to take him. Coach Ryan is amazing with the kids, I'm very glad we signed up. 😊
Great coaching, great culture. Brand new to jiu jitsu and everyone makes you feel welcomed and comfortable. Coach Ryan does a good job of keeping an eye on everyone while drilling moves to make sure everyone’s got it or to help you adjust so you’re doing the moves right. Higher belts take the time to give you pointers and encourage you. Highly highly recommend, dive on in!