Gracie Barra, that's the topic of my post. What is it to you ? Is it a local jiu-jitsu club, a worldwide team of practitioners, a franchise and a brand, an employer ? It can, of course, be all those things at once, but to me, what GB is, first and foremost, is a team of innovators.. let me explain.
Roberto "Gordo" Correa created the half-guard as he was still a purple belt. Roberto "Roleta" Magalhaes is responsible for inverted guard, the berimbolo was not created by the Mendes brothers, but by Samuel Braga, also GB. The rubber guard isn't Eddie Bravo's, as Nino Schembri used it successfully in competition way before Eddie. These are the guys who deserve all our admiration and respect.
Of course, innovation also takes places outside of GB as well, for example de la Riva (not the position, but its creator). On the other hand, if GB is commonly seen as the biggest and most organised BJJ team in the world, we should not forget it's also one of the most, if not The most, creative teams out there.