Professor Victor is the Founder of Gracie Barra Nottingham and Gracie Barra Europe leader with more than 15 years of teaching experience. An outstanding competition background qualifies him as one of the most exciting middle weight competitors in BJJ history. He received his Black belt from Master Carlos Gracie Jr in 2006.
Meet our Coaches
Professor Victor is the Founder of Gracie Barra Nottingham and Gracie Barra Europe leader.
Professor Sean is a full-time Competitor and Head Coach at Gracie Barra Nottingham.
Coach Conrad is the founder and Head Coach of Gracie Barra Isle of Man.
Coach James is the Head Kids Coach leading the majority of kids programs.
Coach Sarah is the Academy's Operations Manager in addition to her coaching responsibilities.
Coach Catherine is the Program Director as well as coaching a number of regular sessions.
Coach Colin joined Gracie Barra with Coaches Conrad and James in 2017.
Coach Mark joined Gracie Barra in 2018 and received his Purple belt from Professor Sean in 2021.
Coach Jamie joined Gracie Barra in 2019, receiving his Blue belt from Professor Sean and Coach Conrad in 2021.
Coach Pam is the Academy's Welfare Officer.
Working from the assumption that Jiu-Jitsu must be embraced as a lifelong journey, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has designed an effective learning plan or program of study that allows for students to naturally progress from the White Belt to the Black Belt. Thus, classes and their respective curriculum at Gracie Barra are not isolated from one another, but elements of a larger structured learning plan called “GB Programs”.
Gracie Barra Programs are comprised of six (6) main elements:
Curriculums: Set of coordinated techniques organised in the best possible way to facilitate students’ learning processes. All Gracie Barra curriculums are 16 weeks;
Pre-requisite: The minimum level a student must possess or have accomplished in order to enrol in a specific program;
Class: The defined period of time during which the student learns the techniques that comprise the curricula using several different training methods or appropriate instructional techniques;
Training Methods: Specific drills and training practices designed to convert the knowledge represented in the curricula and taught by the instructor into knowledge and skills, insuring that the student is able to apply their knowledge and techniques under real circumstances (or under authentic conditions);
Minimum Attendance: minimum attendance required from the student so him or her can progress and be updated with the GB Curriculums;
Belt System: Hierarchical rank structure designed to represent students’ progress, according to their own potential.
All Gracie Barra students have the dream of becoming a Black Belt. However, this is not an easy goal and a lot of consistency and dedication is required. To fulfll the promise of facilitating students’ learning, Gracie Barra Programs are structured logically to keep students motivated to learn, practice and perform.
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