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BJJ Saint Peters, MO

BJJ in Saint Peters, MO. Do you want to become healthier, more mindful, and embark on your jiu jitsu journey? Enroll our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Saint Peters, MO. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches values such as strength, honor, and respect, and is open to athletes 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 Peters BJJ gym today and embark on your jiu jitsu journey. For more information, call our facility 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 20th century, when Japanese judo experts toured the globe 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 struck by 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 applications. Thus, Brazlian jiu jitsu was born, and through the Gracie family’s “challenges” (where they would fight 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 start of technologies like video and cable TV, that BJJ really spread all over the world. Younger members of the Gracie family, including Carlos Gracie, Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) still made “challenges”, but now they were recorded and sold as part of a video series entitled “Gracies In Action”. As these tapes were bought worldwide, it was only logical 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 skills. Mixed martial arts, as this new sport become known, soon greatly grew in popularity, and it quickly became obvious that having a complete BJJ background 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. Many in the BJJ community thought that this new gym would fail quickly, as in those days Barra da Tijuca was a small, underdeveloped 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. 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 Saint Peters, MO

Jiu jitsu is great for people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Saint Peters are designed around having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a pace that is best-suited to each student, but also, 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 Saint Peters BJJ gym at 636-544-3655 to schedule a tour or to sign up for one of our classes today.

BJJ Gym Saint Peters – 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 classes in Saint Peters have something for everyone.

Our knowledgeable instructors are prepared to help you define and accomplish fitness goals and continually redefine 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 Peters 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.