I have been training with Prof Burchfield since 1994. 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. 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.
Jim is doing a great job at teaching them the basics and getting ready for upcoming 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. 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.
Only the 5th class for my
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. 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. I am confident that the Gracie Barra Burton is not only the best organization in this region but also the state.
I have enjoyed many classes at this school including MMA,