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BJJ Cottleville, MO

BJJ in Cottleville, MO. Do you want to become stronger, practice mindfulness, and begin your journey to continual self-improvement? Join our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Cottleville, MO. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instills values such as strength, honor, and teamwork, and is open to students of all ages.

If you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself, both on and off the mats, join our Cottleville BJJ gym today and embark on your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our facility at 636-544-3655 or get in touch with us today.

A Brief History Of BJJ

BJJ, short for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, was first developed in the early 1900s, when Japanese judo teachers traveled the world to demonstrate this new martial art. One of these judo players was named Mitsyuo Maeda, who eventually demonstrated judo at a circus in the Brazilian city of Belem ran by a man named Gastao Gracie. Gracie was so struck by the art of judo that he had Maeda personally instruct his sons in judo. Several of these sons, most notably Helio and Carlos Gracie Sr., adapted these judo techniques so that they would have more real-life applications. Thus, Brazlian jiu jitsu was born, and through the Gracie family’s “challenges” (where they would fight stars in other martial arts, like judo, wrestling, or capoeira, and regularly beat them), the new martial art spread throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the advent of technologies like video and cable TV, that BJJ really grew all over the world. Younger members of the Gracie family, including Carlos Gracie, Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) still made “challenges”, but now they were taped and sold as part of a video series entitled “Gracies In Action”. As these tapes were sold worldwide, it was only natural for people outside of Brazil to become interested in this fascinating new martial art called “BJJ”. Additional growth came after the first Ultimate Fighting Championships events, where a Gracie family member twice beat multiple stars from other fighting styles using BJJ skills. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become called, soon boomed in popularity, and it quickly became clear that having an experienced BJJ skillset was the key to success in this sport.

Gracie Barra began in the 1980s as one gym established in Barra da Tijuca, a neighborhood of Rio de Janiero. Most in the BJJ community believed that this new gym would fail quickly, as at that time Barra da Tijuca was a quiet, outer suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s ability as an instructor, plus his philosophy that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Over the years, Gracie Barra students opened up affiliate schools throughout the world to teach BJJ to all who wanted to study it.

BJJ Classes Cottleville, MO

Jiu jitsu is ideal for athletes of all ages, genders, and experience levels, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Cottleville are designed around having fun and learning jiu jitsu at a speed that works best for each student, but also, will push you to try harder and harder to evolve into the best athlete you can be. Our available jiu jitsu classes include:

Ready to get into the best shape of your life and have fun doing it? Call our Cottleville BJJ school at 636-544-3655 to schedule a tour or to join one of our programs today.

BJJ Gym Cottleville – Join the #1 Jiu Jitsu Team in the World Today!

Whether you want to shed extra pounds, need an after-school activity for your kids, or you are just looking to learn a new skill, our BJJ programs in Cottleville have something for everyone.

Our knowledgeable instructors are ready to help you define and accomplish fitness goals and continually redefine your journey towards self-improvement. If you’re ready to learn the art of jiu jitsu and have your limits tested like never before, join our BJJ school in Cottleville today to start your martial arts journey. Afterall, jiu jitsu isn’t simply a sport; it’s a way of life. For more information on our programs or instructors, call 636-544-3655 or contact Gracie Barra O’Fallon today.