Gracie Barra, recognized as one of the largest and most accomplished teams of martial arts instructors and athletes in the world, has announced the opening of a new school at 4437 Route 27 in Princeton. The Gracie Barra North Princeton facility is an officially accredited school within the highly regarded and award-winning global Gracie Barra organization. The North Princeton school joins the first location, which opened in 2017 and is located at 150 Lawrenceville Pennington Road in Lawrenceville. The first facility serves the Princeton, Ewing, Trenton, Lawrenceville, Pennington, and surrounding area.

Commenting on the opening of the new facility, Gracie Barra North Princeton co-founder Michael Leonardi said, “We are incredibly excited to bring such a world-class establishment like Gracie Barra to the greater Princeton area. These schools are built as a safe zone for anyone looking for a fun, positive, inclusive and family friendly place to grow and learn self-defense at the highest level. We look forward to meeting our neighbors in Princeton, Kingston, South Brunswick, Montgomery, Skillman, Kendall Park, Franklin, and other areas.”

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu programs are available to all ages and all skill levels. It’s not only an incredibly effective self defense system, but its benefits have been shown to improve an individual’s physical, mental and psychological state. Gracie Barra’s programming establishes the foundation and support needed to help students fight life’s daily battles like weight loss, stress, bullying, and self-confidence.

As part of this news, Gracie Barra is offering an amazing opportunity to come experience the growing phenomenon that is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The first 10 people who enroll in 2019 will pay $0 to register and $0 for the uniform (that’s over $340 in value!) Free trials are available by registering online. Mention the code: 2019 for the discounts.

For more information or to schedule a free trial, please visit, call 609-429-0142 or email

About Gracie Barra. Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a world-famous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association with more than 700 locations around the world. Master Carlos Gracie Jr. founded Gracie Barra in 1986. The Gracie Barra Association’s mission is to make the world a better place by teaching Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone. We seek to train the body, mind, and spirit through the highest level of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction. We envision it as a vehicle for individual development and the strengthening of the family spirit.

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