Jiujitsu in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Continuing on my trend of traveling and training, I’ll be working in Buenos Aires for the next three weeks. So, I’ve started researching BJJ schools in the area. I’ve been to BA several times and usually I stay in either Palermo Soho or Palermo Chico. Unfortunately, from my initial research (see map below) it looks like each of the gyms I’ve found are a good cab ride away. Too bad, because Buenos Aires, unlike Panama and Burlington, Mass, is a very walkable city. Though, it is having one of its coldest recorded winters right now. (Our summer is their winter.)

Here’s what I was able to garner from the interweb. All the information below has not yet been verified and, given past personal experience, I expect it has a 50% chance of being wrong. I won’t be able to confirm anything until I get there. I will try to update this post afterwards. If you’ve had any experience training in Buenos Aires please add to the comments below.

Gracie Academia Buenos Aires – two locations in BA (which oddly enough have two completely separate websites)

http://www.graciebuenosaires.com.ar – inside Club Flex, Galicia 850, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina

http://www.academiagracie.com.ar – inside Buenos Aires Gym, Río de Janeiro 387, en el barrio de Almagro, Capital Federal. Tel.: (011) 4981-8218

Gracie Barra Argentinahttp://www.graciebarra.com.ar – From the website it looks like the location in Sante Fe is the main one and Buenos Aires was not listed at all. But a post on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gracie-Barra-Argentina/167450883271420) gave the following as of this past June;

Gracie Barra Buenos Aires
Gimnasio Xtreme Fiteness Point, Av J. Maria Moreno 718 .
Martes y Jueves 21hs. Sabados 11hs.
Profesor Jose Wellington Resende Jr. Faixa Preta Gracie Barra

** Dec 2, 2011 – Updated address based on Martin’s comments (translated)

Gracie Barra Buenos Aires
SPORT FITNESS, Avenida Asamblea 1130 first floot ( near Chacabuco park)
Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 9:30 – 11pm
Brazilian jiu jitsu and grappling submission.
Tel. 4922 – 3437

Sukata Gymhttp://sukata.com.ar – Apolinario Figueroa 934

Revolution BJJhttp://www.revolutionbjj.com.ar/http://www.cantubjj.com.ar – facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/61337441244/ – closest location to central Buenos Aires seems to be Sede Villa Crespo on Camargo 284.

Dudu Duarte http://www.dudubjj.com – Bulnes 1226,

Pitbull Dojohttp://www.pitbulldojo.com.ar – Gral. Lemos 8 Esq. Dorrego – Villa Crespo – Capital Federal – Argentina




***December 2, 2011 – Finally got around to posting the follow up to this post. Click here to read it.

8 thoughts on “Jiujitsu in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. Martin

    En la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, la academia GRACIE BARRA tiene nuevo asiento, esto es en el gimnasio SPORT FITNESS, sito en Av Asamblea 1130 primer piso ( Parque chacabuco )El profesor es Jose Wellington Resende Jr – Faixa Preta.- Las clases son los días lunes, miércoles y viernes de hs 21.30 a 23.00. Brazilian jiu jitsu y grappling submission. Saludos.- Tel. 4922 – 3437
    Ya no se imparten mas clases en la sede de Av J Maria Moreno.-


  2. Gracias, Martin. He corregido la asiento aqui.
    *Translation of Martin’s comment.*
    Gracie Barra Argentina has a new location.
    Gracie Barra Buenos Aires
    SPORT FITNESS, Avenida Asamblea 1130 first floot ( near Chacabuco park)
    Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 9:30 – 11pm
    Brazilian jiu jitsu and grappling submission.
    Tel. 4922 – 3437


  3. heath

    like the page, i am a traveling bjj guy as well plus kickboxing. i was thinking of moving to brazil and seeing as they only offer a 6 month period for australians i have been looking at Argentina to go for 6 months. i want to teach english there and brazil, dont really know to much at this point and it looks like i will be winging it again.
    could you shed any light on that??
    thanks a lot


  4. Where did you end up training? Trying to find a gringo friendly place for a white belt to train for a couple of months while on sabbatical in BA…
    Thanks for the info btw!


  5. martin

    Buenos dias Eric, te informo que el profesor Jose Wellington Resende Jr ( Faixa Preta brasileño – Gracie Barra Buenos Aires )suma una nueva sede : Combate de los Pozos 1139 – Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. Lunes, miercoles y viernes, de hs. 18.30 a 20.00 pm. Acercan Linea de Subte E – Estacion Entre Rios.-
    Tambien continuan las clases en el gimnasio SPORT FITNESS, sito en la Avenida Asamblea 1130, primer piso( Parque Chacabuco – Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires )los dias lunes, miercoles y viernes, en su nuevo horario de 21.00 a 22.30 pm.
    Tel. 4922 – 3437
    Saludos atentos.-


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