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BJJ Saint Charles, MO

BJJ in Saint Charles, MO. Do you want to become healthier, practice mindfulness, and begin your journey to continual self-improvement? Sign up for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Saint Charles, MO. BJJ instills values such as strength, honor, and teamwork, and is open 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 Saint Charles BJJ gym today and begin your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our school at 636-544-3655 or contact us today.

A Brief History Of BJJ

BJJ, an acronym for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, originated in the early 20th century, when Japanese judo experts traveled 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 instruct his sons in judo. Several of these sons, most notably Helio and Carlos Gracie Sr., refined 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 take on specialists in other martial arts, such as judo, wrestling, or capoeira, and regularly defeat 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 bought in multiple countries, it was only logical for people outside of Brazil to become interested in this fascinating new martial art called “BJJ”. More growth came after the first Ultimate Fighting Championships events, where a Gracie family member twice defeated multiple stars from other combat sports using BJJ skills. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become called, soon exploded in popularity, and it quickly became obvious that having a well-rounded BJJ background was the key 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 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 ability as a teacher, in addition to his philosophy that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Later on, Gracie Barra students established affiliate schools in multiple countries to teach BJJ to all who wanted to learn it.

BJJ Classes Saint Charles, MO

Jiu jitsu is great for athletes of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Saint Charles are centered on having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a speed that works for each student, but at the same time, will push you to try harder and harder 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 Saint Charles BJJ academy at 636-544-3655 to schedule a tour or to enroll in one of our programs today.

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

Whether you want to shed extra pounds, need an after-school class for your kids, or you are just interested in learning a new skill, our BJJ gym in Saint Charles has something for everyone.

Our elite instructors are prepared to help you define 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 Saint Charles today to start your martial arts journey. Afterall, jiu jitsu isn’t only 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.