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2 Lower Gun Gate,

Tamworth, Staffordshire, UK

Call: 01827 307731


About us


Gracie Barra is the one of the largest and most traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Organizations in the World. Our schools, Instructors, and competitors are present not only in the UK or Brazil, but also in United States, South and Central Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.


Founded in 1986, Gracie Barra grew to become renowned in the Martial Arts world. Unyielding commitment to excellence on teaching methods, cutting-edge programs, and focus on a balanced life style for its members together with a bountiful Collection of Championship tittles, GB is considered by many the power house of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


Each one of the over 300 Schools spread worldwide has the mission of teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a means for Individual development going beyond the contest philosophy.


When asked, “What does Gracie Barra mean to you?” All of our students would have the same answer: A family. That is not fortuity. It is rather the result of life works of extraordinary individuals like count Mitsuyo Maeda, Carlos Gracie Sr., Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., and GB Instructors who are dedicating their lives to the realization of their dreams and to the continuity of their predecessors legacies.


Gracie Barra Tamworth was created in 2008 by the late Steve Fan and is the only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club in Tamworth. The club welcomes all levels from beginners to the more advanced. Gracie Barra Tamworth is now run and instructed by Dave Iverson.


Dave is a black belt under Birmingham based black belt Braulio Estima (2009 ADCC absolute champion). He has spent the last seven years training at Gracie Barra Birmingham, which is one of the top institutes for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the world. He is now the only certified and IBJJF Ranked BJJ black belt in Tamworth.


Dave recently showed the calibre of his fighting skills by winning gold in both the Rome Open and Lisbon Open. He is also a British Champion at Brown belt.


Dave Iverson


The only IBJJF ranked Black

belt in Tamworth

Gold Medalist at Rome and Lisbon

Trained by the Legendary World Champion Braulio Estima

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GB Tamworth at British Open 2014