Combining Fitness And Self-Defense For All Ages

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Gracie Barra Burton

Welcome to Gracie Barra Burton, home to high-quality Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and more! We are proud to offer our community cutting-edge classes that combine fitness and self-defense - and we truly have something for everyone. Our Kids Martial Arts program promotes lifelong habits of physical activity while also instilling vital character skills in our students. PLUS, we are helping men and women take on their first ever martial arts program OR challenge themselves with high-level training. Whatever you're hoping to achieve, we're here to make it happen. Come check us out in Burton and see for yourself how we're helping our community stay fit, stay safe, and stay motivated. Fill out the short form on your screen to get started today!

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I have been training with Prof Burchfield since 1994.  At that time he was teaching Hsing-I Kung Fu.  He helped me overcome terrible back problems and build myself back to the person I was before my troubles started.  I was there when he first started down his path of learning Jiu-Jitsu.  The road he traveled most people would never have the strength to go.  Without an instructor locally to learn from, he literally traveled the world to train with some of the most accomplished practitioners in the world.  Now associated with Gracie Barra and Flavio Almeida, Jim has developed the classroom structure to develop world-class practitioners himself.  If you want to train hard, get in shape, love competition, or just want to develop close-knit friendships while getting some exercise, Gracie Barra is the place for you.  

Gracie Barra Burton Greg F.

Greg F.

Gracie Barra for almost a year. They are both second degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and compete at the state and national levels. They wanted to incorporate BJJ to become well rounded martial artists. We have chosen Professor Burchfield and his academy to help our boys start on the road to competing in BJJ because of his his black belt in BJJ and his 20 years experience in martial arts. He is doing a great job at teaching them the basics and getting them ready for up-coming tournaments. We feel with him as their coach they will go far in the sport. The boys love learning at Gracie Barra Burton. It is a comfortable family-like environment everybody we have come across has been friendly and willing to help. Our boys are currently involved in the kids BJJ class, the fundamentals BJJ class and the new Muay Thai class. Jim just got back from Thailand where he annually goes to learn the finer points of Muay Thai. Professor Burchfield has been very accommodating to us. We homeschool the kids and he has a class that is available on Monday and Wednesdays from 12-1pm that our boys take, and love the instructors there, Coach Pat, Coach Mike, and Professor Burchfield. Thanks Jim, we really feel like you are looking out for our boys!!

Gracie Barra Burton Tim B.

Tim B.

I entered the gym in June of 2012, and expected to be a black belt in a couple of years, and to just train a couple times a week. At the time I weighed about 225 lbs, and had started my fitness program at home and lost about 10 lbs in 6 months, now I'm less interested in the outward belt promotion, my primary concern is not just getting the black belt which takes much longer then I realized, but to instead live a healthy lifestyle and to continuously improve in every aspect of my life. My relationships are healthier, i have a batch of like minded friends, and I'm happier in every aspect of my life. I presently weight 190 lbs, I've taken more then 15% body fat off, I can run, I weight train, supplemental yoga, I train kettle bells and am stronger now then ever before in my life despite being an accomplished athlete in high-school. My confidence has improved, I've grown in humility, I am less stressed, and I have something to look forward to 4 nights a week and I attend 4-5 practices a week. There is no way to fully express how grateful i am for the oppurtunity to train in this environment, and how much happier I am as a person. I am confident that the Gracie Barra Burton is not only the best organization in this region but also the state, and I promise that for committed individuals wishing to pursue a healthier lifestyle, and to learn the art of Jiu Jitsu will be pleased!

Gracie Barra Burton Corey W.

Corey W.

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