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There are no shortcuts in learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, so you can’t waste any minute with the wrong techniques or unqualified instructors. Knowing that, Gracie Barra Fort Collins offers highly trained and certified instructors teaching off an unique system of curriculums tailored for different ages and BJJ experience levels. From self-defense to competition training, from white belt to black belt, from 3 to 70 years old, Gracie Barra has your back.

ProfessorLucas Nabuco

Professor Lucas Nabuco, is from Brasilia, Brazil. In 2009, he started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Lúcio Curado at DNA School and, after a while, under Professor Rodrigo “Rodé” at Gracie Barra Cruzeiro; meanwhile spending all this time dedicated to follow the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle and be a great competitor at the art.

Professor Nabuco is very grateful for being introduced to BJJ by his older brothers. He states that his family has Jiu-Jitsu flowing through their veins, and it couldn’t be different with him.

Moreover, since receiving his black belt, he has pursued the vocation of teaching the martial art that has transformed his life in every possible way, believing it can do the same with his students.

The passion of young adult Professor Nabuco for the sport made him start assist coaching in the BJJ martial arts school when he was a purple belt. At the time, being trained under the Professors Caue Oliveira, Fernando Amadeu and Filipe Mattos.

With a great will and experience, in short, Mr. Nabuco now wants to pass on the knowledge that changed his life forever to the people of Fort Collins, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, CO. 

You can count that Professor Lucas Nabuco will be by your side in any training program that you are in. This is a life long Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey and he is here to help in any way he can.

Gracie Barra Martial Arts Instructor
Gracie Barra Martial Arts Instructor
Gracie Barra Martial Arts Instructor

"There's no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn."

- Master Carlos Gracie Jr., Gracie Barra Founder


Our vision of Martial Arts is simple: to learn, you must train. That’s exactly why here you can train as much as you want. Five days a week, we offer classes in the mornings, at noon and on evenings. No excuses.

Gracie Barra Fort Collins Current Schedule

"With Jiu-Jitsu I learned, above all, the great lesson, which was to get to know myself deeply."

- Grand Master Carlos Gracie


We designed this school thinking about you. Feel the safety of practicing over an intricate system of foams and Dollamur mats. Enjoy the cleanliness of a rigorous schedule of disinfection. And experience the authenticity of the martial art from a team straight from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.