GBK May ’24 Announcements

May 10, 2024


We are focusing our efforts on four tournaments this summer. Let’s do our best to train hard and safely ahead of them. Click on the links provided to view rules/sign up dates.

June 1stProving Grounds (Sub Only, Gi & NoGi)

June 15 – GB PNW Compnet

July 20/21Revolution (IBJJF rules)

Aug. 3rdGrappling Industries

There are other tournaments happening, but we cannot guarantee our presence there. We will have a sign up sheet at the gym so please add your name to it.


Prof. Bacallao will be teaching on Monday mornings at 6:30 a.m., from now on and Coach Cory Brown will take over Thursday evening classes. Cory is a brown belt with 8-plus years of training and competition experience. He’s been an assistant coach with Gracie Barra Kirkland for over four years and is an integral part of our growth and success.

Our Monday Beginner’s noon class will move to 11 a.m. starting May 13.


We still have space available in our youth wrestling summer camp, June 24-28. The cost is $275 – please contact Solange on payment method. Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include lots of wrestling, outdoor activities, lunch at the park and, potentially a movie at Cinemark.

Homeschool classes will be canceled June 24-28 – kids can attend the 4:30 (advanced) or 5:30 (white belts) classed instead.


Please make sure to wash yours or your kiddos’ uniform after training, including belts, and shower/bathe as well.

Trim your finger and toenails – this one seems to be missed often.

Shoes need to come off at the front door and placed on the shoe rack. We will install a new shoe rack soon.


You can find all class schedule updates on Zen Planner or in our private Facebook group. We also send messages through Facebook chat or in our WhatsApp group.

If you have not downloaded the Zen Planner member app, please do so on your phone.


If you have a child or partner in our program you can attend our women’s only class on Friday’s for free.

Additionally, if you refer a student you will receive one month free once that student has attended our sessions for 2-plus months.