GRACIE JIU-JITSU (BJJ)
The Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association
The Bernales Institute is an official affiliate of the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. The knowledge and technique flowing through BIMA is world-class. With numerous classes each week for beginner through advanced students; youth classes and gi and no-gi classes, the Bernales Institute is a great place to perfect the "gentle art" of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Professor Bernales (4th Degree Black Belt) is part of a rich history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu stemming from 8th degree coral black belt, Professor Pedro Sauer. Professor Sauer earned his black belt under Grandmaster Helio Gracie and Master Rickson Gracie. Professor Bernales moved to Utah in 1996 and trained closely with Professor Sauer until 2006.