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BJJ Saint Paul, MO

BJJ in Saint Paul, MO. Do you want to become stronger, more mindful, and begin your journey to continual self-improvement? Sign up for our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Saint Paul, MO. BJJ teaches values such as strength, honor, and teamwork, and is welcoming to students 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 Saint Paul BJJ gym today and begin 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, an acronym for “Brazilian jiu jitsu”, was first developed in the early 1900s, when Japanese judo experts traveled 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 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-life relevance. Thus, Brazlian jiu jitsu was born, and through the Gracie family’s “challenges” (where they would fight specialists in other martial arts, such as capoeira, judo, or wrestling, and regularly beat them), the new martial art grew throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the advent of technologies like cable TV and video, 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 this time they were taped and sold as part of a video series called “Gracies In Action”. As these tapes were bought 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 defeated multiple stars from other combat sports using BJJ skills. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become called, soon greatly grew in popularity, and it quickly became clear that having a well-rounded 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. Many in BJJ circles believed that this new gym would fail quickly, as in those days Barra da Tijuca was a quiet, somewhat rural suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s skill as a teacher, in addition to his philosophy that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to grow and succeed. Later on, Gracie Barra students established affiliate schools throughout the world to teach BJJ to anyone who wanted to practice it.

BJJ Classes Saint Paul, MO

Jiu jitsu is great for students of all ages, genders, and skill levels, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Saint Paul are centered on having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a speed that is best-suited to 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 Paul BJJ gym at 636-544-3655 to request a tour or to sign up for one of our classes today.

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

Whether you want to shed extra pounds, need an after-school activity for your children, or you are just interested in learning a new skill, our BJJ programs in Saint Paul have something for everyone.

Our knowledgeable 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 Saint Paul 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.