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BJJ Dardenne Prairie, MO

BJJ in Dardenne Prairie, MO. Do you want to become healthier, practice mindfulness, and embark on your journey to continual self-improvement? Sign up for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Dardenne Prairie, MO. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enforces values such as strength, honor, and teamwork, and is welcoming to people of all ages.

If you are interested in becoming the best version of yourself, both on and off the mats, join our Dardenne Prairie BJJ gym today and begin your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our facility at 636-544-3655 or reach out to us today.

A Brief History Of BJJ

BJJ, short for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, originated in the early 1900s, when Japanese judo experts toured the world to show off this new martial art. One of these judokas was named Mitsyuo Maeda, who eventually performed judo at a circus in the Brazilian city of Belem ran by a man named Gastao Gracie. Gracie was so enamored with the art of judo that he had Maeda personally teach his sons in judo. Several of these sons, most notably Helio and Carlos Gracie Sr., modified these judo techniques so that they would have more real-world applications. Thus, Brazlian jiu jitsu was born, and through the Gracie family’s “challenges” (where they would take on specialists in other martial arts, like capoeira, judo, or wrestling, and regularly beat them), the new martial art grew throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the start of technologies like video and cable TV, that BJJ really grew throughout the world. Younger members of the Gracie family, including Carlos Gracie, Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) still made “challenges”, but this time they were recorded and sold as part of a video series called “Gracies In Action”. As these tapes were sold in multiple countries, it was only natural for people outside of Brazil to become interested in this strange new martial art called “BJJ”. Additional growth came after the first Ultimate Fighting Championships events, where a Gracie family member twice beat multiple practitioners from other fighting styles using BJJ tactics. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become known, soon greatly grew in popularity, and it quickly became clear that having a complete BJJ skillset was the cornerstone to success in this sport.

Gracie Barra began in the 1980s as one gym founded in Barra da Tijuca, a neighborhood of Rio de Janiero. Most in BJJ circles believed that this new gym would fail quickly, as at that time Barra da Tijuca was a small, underdeveloped suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s skill as an instructor, plus his belief that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Over the years, Gracie Barra students opened up affiliate schools in multiple countries to teach BJJ to anyone who wanted to practice it.

BJJ Classes Dardenne Prairie, MO

Jiu jitsu is ideal for students of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Dardenne Prairie are designed around having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a pace that is best-suited to each student, but at the same time, will push you to try harder and harder to become the best fighter 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 Dardenne Prairie BJJ gym at 636-544-3655 to schedule a tour or to sign up for one of our programs today.

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

Whether you want to lose weight, need an after-school activity for your kids, or you are just looking to learn a new skill, our BJJ classes in Dardenne Prairie have something for everyone.

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