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Welcome to Gracie Barra Lake Orion, your premier destination for Jiu-Jitsu training in Lake Orion, Michigan. Our academy is part of the Gracie Barra family, a global Jiu-Jitsu organization with over 800 schools in 54 countries.

At Gracie Barra Lake Orion, we are committed to providing high-quality Jiu-Jitsu instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, whether that means improving your fitness, learning practical self-defense skills, or competing at the highest levels of sport Jiu-Jitsu.

Our academy is equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities, including a large mat space and modern amenities, ensuring that you have everything you need to achieve your goals. We also offer a variety of programs to cater to your specific needs, including kids’ Jiu-Jitsu, adult Jiu-Jitsu, female Jiu-Jitsu, and private training.

At Gracie Barra Lake Orion, we believe that Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a martial art, it’s a way of life. Our community is built on a foundation of respect, discipline, and camaraderie, creating a supportive and empowering environment that helps our students grow and thrive both on and off the mat.

Whether you’re a seasoned Jiu-Jitsu practitioner or a beginner looking to try something new, we invite you to come and experience the Gracie Barra difference for yourself. Our academy is open to students of all ages and skill levels, so whether you’re looking to improve your fitness, learn practical self-defense skills, or compete at the highest levels of sport Jiu-Jitsu, we have a program that can help you achieve your goals.

Our Head Instructor

Meet Professor Robert Goodloe, the head instructor of Gracie Barra Lake Orion. With over a decade of experience in Jiu-Jitsu, Professor Goodloe has achieved numerous accolades and accomplishments in the sport.

He made his black belt debut at the Orlando Open in the summer of 2021 and won 2 silver medals and a bronze. He also won a bronze medal at the 2021 Pan American Championship as a black belt. Moreover, he has medaled at every Pan American Championship from white to black belt, including a gold medal as a brown and white belt.

Professor Goodloe’s achievements don’t stop there. He won a double gold medal in the 2015 World No-Gi Championship as a blue belt and a silver medal in the World No-Gi Championship as a brown belt. He has also won various medals at IBJJF tournaments, including the Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship and the Denver International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship.

As a respected and skilled black belt instructor, Professor Goodloe is passionate about teaching students of all levels and backgrounds. He creates a supportive and inclusive environment for his female students and helps them achieve their goals in Jiu-Jitsu.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner, Professor Goodloe’s extensive experience and knowledge in Jiu-Jitsu make him an excellent instructor to learn from. Join Gracie Barra Lake Orion and train under Professor Robert Goodloe’s guidance to unlock your full potential in Jiu-Jitsu.