San Francisco

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu expands to the Richmond District

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is officially open for business at 6300 California St. (at 25th Ave.), following the departure and relocation of previous tenant Bikram Yoga Seacliff.

The new location isn't the first for Gracie in the Bay Area, and joins a roster of other studios from Redwood City to Livermore and beyond.

After some renovations to the space, instructor Alex D'Ercole said the studio fully opened to the public about three weeks ago.

"We had our unofficial open house on January 12," said D'Ercole, a brown belt and SF State grad who grew up in the Richmond. "Our classes started the next Saturday."

"It's going pretty good," he added. "It's a pretty big space, but slowly but surely, it's filling up."

The Richmond studio offers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's full array of classes, for adults and children as young as three. The studio is open daily, with classes from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bikram Yoga Seacliff has, meantime, set up shop a few blocks away at 5644 Geary Blvd. 

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