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Ron Rodricks

I live and train in the Chicago area. I contacted Professor Pedro when I was in Houston about a drop in. He could not have been nicer or more accommodating and I took things from that one drop in that I still use today. First class …

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Caroline Powell

Love the kids classes here. My kids love it and the teachers are great even with my wild child boys.

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Roger Cruz

Training at Gracie Barra Heights under the guidance of professor Pedro has been a great experience. The attention to detail that is put into every technique that is taught is world class.

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Menashe I

Taking up the practice of jiu-jitsu has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Since I started a year and a half ago. I go to the gym at least three times per week, and I have gained fifteen pounds of muscle since I started.

The …

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David Luiz G

Great instructors!

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Crystal S

Professor Pedro is a great instructor that takes the time to break down the techniques and ensures that everyone understands. If you have questions he is always willing to answer them and show you what you can do to improve. He is very …

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Chelsea K

I’ve been here for 2 years and absolutely love it!! Such an amazing coaching crew and nice facility!! I consider it my second home!!

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John S

Professor Pedro and staff at Gracie Barra Heights Houston offer top notch instruction and an excellent workout in both a fun and supportive environment. Whether for self-defense purposes, weight loss, or just bettering your overall health …

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Ricky Taylor

Great community, great instructors!

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Crystal S

Professor Pedro is a great instructor that takes the time to break down the techniques and ensures that everyone understands. If you have questions he is always willing to answer them and show you what you can do to improve. He is very …

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Jose Q

Learning every chance I get

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Jorge A

Awesome gym that is well kept. Owner and staff are professional. I have been there for over two years and everyone there great to be around! Would highly recommend!

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Glen M

Great place to train. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. Great place for adults and kids.

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John S

Top notch instruction by top notch staff. Professor Pedro creates an environment that is family friendly as well as mentally and physically challenging. Highly recommend to anyone looking to change their life for the better!

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Julio Barajas

Great place to learn and train..

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Chris Schilling

Started my 4 year old son a month ago. He looks forward to each time he gets to work and learn from Professor Pedro (who was #1 in the World at BJJ – not Houston, not Texas....the WORLD)

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Ward Dudley

I started at the gym almost two years ago. My intention was to get into shape and learn self defense. I’ve come away with much more. If you are willing to commit yourself to it, you will find Jiu Jitsu can enhance your quality of life. GB …

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daniel khon

Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a top tier academy. Great instruction and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Anton Petukhov

Last week I was promoted to the rank of the blue belt under Professor Pedro Araujo. One of the significant accomplishments in my life and great honor, as it proves that consistent effort and dedication lead to results. Those gallons of …

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Uriel Quintanilla

Pedro is the bomb!

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Brenda B'Comp

So far the best decision/investment I have made by enrolling my kids at this gym. Professor Pedro is very dedicated and patient when teaching the kids classes.....my kids enjoy every class and they look forward to attend his classes. These …

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AJ Smith

Professor Pedro is an excellent instructor. He spends a lot of time perfecting his students’ technique and the results of his instruction are evident in the skill level of his students.

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Kristian Woodmansee

Pedro is an amazing instructor and great person. I have had the pleasure of training with Pedro at Draculinos academy and cant wait to visit Texas again just to stop by Pedro’s GB location.

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Roger Cruz

Gb Heights has been an amazing experience, Professor Araujo is very knowledgeable and the community is very welcoming and a great place to learn. I am three months into this journey and very happy with my choice of coming to study under …

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Chris Flores

I only spent 2 months here, had to move due to work but this academy is awesome. Professor Pedro is a great teacher and super technical I wish I could continue. Every academy I go to now is measured up to the standard of GB Heights.

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Joe Beagle

Dropped in for the noon all levels BJJ Class. Great instruction on various attacks from the back. Learned some especially helpful details around the bow and arrow choke that I will be working on for a while.

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Jason Bush

I have been coming here for a month and absolutely love it. The hardest part was walking in the first day, after that I look forward to the next class even if my body isn't! Prof Araujo is accomplished and a great teacher. If you are …

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Response from business owner

Jason, we all know that going to a gym for the first time can be kind of nerve-racking, so we're glad you decided to give us a try. We always love having you in here and seeing how hard you work, and we're happy you've already noticed improvements after just a month. Looking forward to many more months together! Keep up the hard work. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Josie Moreno

I signed up three weeks ago and have the utmost respect with gratitude to the coaches. The service and attention to better self-esteem, defense, and getting fit has improved tremendously. I can not wait to see the results in 90 days. The …

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Response from business owner

Josie, we agree that it is all about YOU! We're thrilled to hear that you've found a place that makes you feel more confident and fit — after all, these are two very important things. Our coaches care so much about their students, and your respect means the world. Thanks so much for your kind words. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Marisol Mendoza

My son attends Jr class. He learns something new every time. I'm so glad we found this class.

Response from business owner

We're so glad you guys found this class too, Marisol! It's always great seeing your son in here, and we look forward to seeing him soon. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Abraham Fuentes

Back at it and ready to get!! These guys don't play, excited to be working out here.!

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Chris McMahan

I was visiting the area over the weekend and called to see about training for the day. Professor Pedro and his students were very welcoming and I got some first class training in a first class facility. I am humbled over their hospitality. …

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Peter Marmo

Prof. Pedro's teaching approach is organized, analytical, and clear. He seems to have put a lot of thought into how people learn. He's certainly quite skilled as a practitioner and competitor but for me his teaching approach is what sets …

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Robert Crow

I started bjj and had been training for about 3 months, but my game stopped improving. I attended a seminar here and, after witnessing the quality of instruction, signed up the next day. I have been steadily improving ever since my first …

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Response from business owner

Robert, plateaus are the worst, but we're so glad you're noticing a difference now! And we couldn't agree more — community is as important as anything at a gym, so it's great that you found that here. -Gracie Barra Heights

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Vu Tran

I'm so glad to find an instructor, Professor Pedro Araujo, who has " been there and done that" with his extensive and successful competition experience to guide and train me. Whether you are coming to get into shape, for self defense, or …

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Response from business owner

Well, we're so glad to find a student like you, Vu! This place wouldn't be the same without all of the awesome people who come in to train — our coaching staff are so grateful for everyone's hard work. Keep up the good work! -Gracie Barra Heights

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Shawn Kennedy

Gracie Barra Heights is a top notch training facility! Professor Pedro Araujo is a world class jiu jitsu instructor!

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Hector Castro

Great place for kids to learn BJJ. Coach Pedro is great with the kids!

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Vanessa Escobar

My kids love coming here and professor Pedro is great with the kids!!

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Donald Scott Davis

World class instruction and amazing facility! Showers, elevated mats and plenty of heavy bags!

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Clayton Dean

Top notch. From the facility to the teammates and especially the instructor, you will be hard-pressed to find a better place in Houston.

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Mike Ibanez

Professor Pedro bringing the best of the best jiu jitsu to the heights! The best mats I've ever trained on in Houston. And they have showers available! No reason not to come train before or after work.

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Ferrell Munson

Professor Pedro has a great passion for jiujitsu and is also a great teacher. He is always uplifting and encouraging. The Heights gym is very nice with loads of amenities. You should be working to improve

yourself and he can help you on …

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Justin Cheung

Learned X guard.

Up. Lock & Twist.

Thank you Profesor Araújo!!!

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