Beginner Jiu Jitsu in Greater St. Louis, MO

Beginner Jiu Jitsu

Beginner Jiu Jitsu. So you’re thinking about learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu either for fun, for self-defense, or as a way to stay fit. You’re making a smart decision: BJJ is an excellent way to meet new people and improve your mind, body, and spirit. However, it can seem a bit intimidating to the newcomer and it is not uncommon for new students to have a feeling of apprehension that they will not progress or be accepted at their gym.

At Gracie Barra O’Fallon, we pride ourselves on being an environment where any martial artist can thrive, whether they are young or old, veteran or newcomer, and regardless of what inspired them to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu. Our philosophy is that “Jiu Jitsu is for everyone”, and as such we want to teach this great martial art in a setting that encourages development and camaraderie. Your background or age does not matter at Gracie Barra O’Fallon: when you step through the doors of our O’Fallon martial arts gym, you’ll be welcomed and nurtured throughout your martial arts journey.

Book A Free Beginner Jiu Jitsu Class Today

We want you to be 100% sure that you or your child enjoys their experience at Gracie Barra O’Fallon and enjoys their time at our St. Louis BJJ gym. This is why we promise that your first class is always 100% free. No gimmicks, no strings attached, no fine print: if you are not satisfied after your first Brazilian jiu jitsu class with us, you will not owe us a penny.

Gracie Barra O’Fallon offers multiple Brazilian jiu jitsu classes every week designed for those who are just starting their martial arts journey. With multiple time and date offerings, our schedule is made to fit around yours. Contact us online or give us a call at 636-544-3655 to learn more or book a free St. Louis beginner jiu jitsu class.

Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes For Adults

For more than 30 years, martial arts students around the world have used Gracie Barra’s proven system to learn jiu jitsu and improve their physical and mental well-being in a nurturing, accessible environment. As the world’s largest martial arts team, GB counts among its members everyone from IBJJF gold medalists and champions in every major MMA organization to successful business people, law enforcement officers, and athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Gracie Barra O’Fallon believes that those just beginning to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu do better when working with other people who are just starting out than if they were to be thrown into the fire straight away and have to spar with black belts. This is why all our beginner BJJ players start off in the GB Fundamentals Program, a proven teaching method that combines an introduction to core principal moves including submissions, sweeps, takedowns, and guard passes with a safe and structured atmosphere. Our program is based around constant improvement and expansion of your martial arts knowledge: while the average structure of a class will stay the same from week to week, what you learn will be different every time you step into our St. Louis martial arts gym.

Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes For Children And Teens

We also understand that young people learn differently than adults, and that their parents or guardians have different expectations about martial arts and how their child should progress through the ranks. Our approach to children’s jiu jitsu is based on steady growth, life-long learning, and the development of the entire child. Gracie Barra O’Fallon is not a “McDojo” that charges you for your child to advance a belt level, subjects them to endless katas or choreography, or hands out new belts as if they were candy.

Our goal is to instill confidence in your child, give them the tools to defend themselves against bullying and violent individuals, and sharpen their minds. The Gracie Barra Future Champions program, in addition to our O’Fallon instructors’ knowledge of how children best learn and grow, is designed to provide children and teens the platform to gain a lifelong love of Brazilian jiu jitsu as well as teach them life skills and help them become better citizens and human beings. Plus, your child will make new friends and enhance their knowledge of other cultures.

Thinking About Learning Jiu Jitsu? Choose Gracie Barra O’Fallon

People have many different reasons why they come to Gracie Barra O’Fallon to begin their Brazilian jiu jitsu journey. Maybe they’re a wrestler or aspiring MMA fighter wanting to build a solid base for other combative sports. They could want to learn how to defend themselves against bullies or attackers: indeed, many of our students are law enforcement officers looking for an efficient way to defend themselves without using weapons. You could have seen Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions online and want to train for one of these events. Other students train BJJ for fitness or to build up their sense of self-worth and personal value.

No matter the reason why you are interested in learning Brazilian jiu jitsu, Gracie Barra O’Fallon is here to help St. Louis-area residents train, learn, and grow as martial artists. We believe that Brazilian jiu jitsu is an endless journey filled with new accomplishments, things to learn, and opportunities. As such, we offer a wide array of additional class options for more experienced grapplers, including no-gi Brazilian jiu jitsu, kickboxing, and MMA striking classes.

With knowledgeable teachers and a welcoming atmosphere, Gracie Barra O’Fallon is the perfect place for a beginner Brazilian jiu jitsu player to learn this great martial art. We invite you to take a look at our schedule and see which one of our multiple class times works best for you and your own busy life. When you’re ready to begin to train Brazilian jiu jitsu in St. Louis, give us a call at 636-544-3655 or get in touch with us online to schedule a beginner jiu jitsu class and join the thousands of people around the world who train BJJ the Gracie Barra way.