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Black Belt Joao “ Johnny” Faria

Address: 2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd #121, Del Mar, CA 92014

Phone: 619 664 0299 / 858 792 0069




Gracie Del Mar is a direct affiliate of Gracie Humaita in Brazil. Founded by Grandmaster Helio Gracie, now led by Royler and Rolker Gracie, and brought to Del Mar by the teachings of Black Belt Professor Joao “Johnny” Faria.

At Gracie Del Mar, we empower any student with the necessary tools to achieve your goals, whether they be Physical Fitness, Self-Defense, Recreation, or to become a Champion Competitor.

We seek to train the Mind, Body, and Spirit by teaching the highest level of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a safe and positive environment.

The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu art empowers any student with the necessary tools to achieve their highest level. Our instructor,  Joao Faria (Johnny), will have the ability of showing the ways to a healthier life and the most efficient path to reach the physical, mental and spiritual strength according to each student’s needs. One of the results of this new lifestyle would be the ability of the student in understanding its own body. Therefore, the student will be more aware of its well-being and its own body needs.  Furthermore, the Nutrition, the breathing, the peace of mind and spiritual health its some of the various parts that is incorporated on the new students’ life. In addition, Gracie San Diego will be the headquarters for the competition team with the affiliated Academies around the world due to its proximity to the most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments. Consequently, The Gracie Del Mar Academy will combine the Jiu-Jitsu program for competition since this program is inspired on techniques from Master Royler Gracie, one of the greatest competitors of all times, and the non-competition Jiu-Jitsu program. Therefore, Both of the programs will have the best support for our students.


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