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BJJ Gilmore, MO

BJJ in Gilmore, MO. Do you want to become healthier, more mindful, and embark on your jiu jitsu journey? Join our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Gilmore, MO. BJJ instills values such as strength, honor, and teamwork, and is available to people of all ages.

If you are excited to evolve as an athlete and person, and the best version of yourself, both on and off the mats, join our Gilmore BJJ gym today and embark on your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our team at 636-544-3655 or get in touch with us today.

A Brief History Of BJJ

BJJ, short for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, originated in the early 1900s, when Japanese judo teachers traveled the world to show off this new martial art. One of these judo players 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 struck by 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 judo, wrestling, or capoeira, and regularly beat them), the new martial art grew throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the advent 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 taped 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 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 a well-rounded BJJ skillset was the cornerstone to success in this sport.

Gracie Barra began in the 1980s as one gym started 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, underdeveloped suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s skill as an instructor, in addition to his philosophy that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Over the years, Gracie Barra team members established affiliate schools all over the world to teach BJJ to anyone who wanted to study it.

BJJ Classes Gilmore, MO

Jiu jitsu is ideal for students of all ages, genders, and experience levels, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Gilmore are centered on having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a pace that works best for each student, but at the same time, will push you to your limits to become the best fighter you can be. Our available jiu jitsu classes include:

Are you ready to get fit and have fun doing it? Call our Gilmore BJJ school at 636-544-3655 to request a tour or to enroll in one of our classes today.

BJJ Gym Gilmore – 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 Gilmore have something for everyone.

Our elite instructors are ready to help you make 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 Gilmore today to start your martial arts journey. Afterall, jiu jitsu isn’t just 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.