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BJJ New Melle, MO

BJJ in New Melle, MO. Do you want to become stronger, practice mindfulness, and start your jiu jitsu journey? Sign up for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in New Melle, MO. Jiu jitsu enforces values such as strength, honor, and respect, and is available to people of all ages.

If you are ready to evolve as a person and become the best version of yourself, both on and off the mats, join our New Melle BJJ gym today and begin your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our gym at 636-544-3655 or get in touch with us today.

A Brief History Of BJJ

BJJ, an acronym for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, originated in the early 1900s, when Japanese judo teachers toured the world to demonstrate this new martial art. One of these judokas 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 enamored with 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 relevance. Thus, Brazlian jiu jitsu was born, and through the Gracie family’s “challenges” (where they would go up against stars in other martial arts, like judo, wrestling, or capoeira, and regularly defeat them), the new martial art spread throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the advent of technologies like cable TV and video, that BJJ really spread throughout 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 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 tactics. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become known, soon exploded in popularity, and it quickly became obvious that having an experienced BJJ skillset was the key 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 the BJJ community thought that this new gym would be a failure, 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 grow and succeed. Later on, Gracie Barra team members opened up affiliate schools all over the world to teach BJJ to anyone who wanted to study it.

BJJ Classes New Melle, 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 New Melle are focused on having fun and learning jiu jitsu at a speed that works for each student, but also, will push you to your limits to evolve into 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 New Melle BJJ gym at 636-544-3655 to request a tour or to sign up for one of our programs today.

BJJ Gym New Melle – 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 gym in New Melle has something for everyone.

Our experienced instructors are prepared to help you make and accomplish fitness goals and continually reestablish 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 New Melle today to start your martial arts journey. Afterall, jiu jitsu isn’t just 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.