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BJJ Weldon Springs, MO

BJJ in Weldon Springs, MO. Do you want to become stronger, practice mindfulness, and begin your self-improvement journey? Join our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Weldon Springs, MO. Jiu jitsu instills values such as strength, honor, and honesty, and is welcoming 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 Weldon Springs BJJ gym today and start 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 20th century, when Japanese judo experts toured 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 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., 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 stars in other martial arts, such as wrestling, capoeira, or judo, 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 all over the world. Younger members of the Gracie family, including Carlos Gracie, Jr. (founder of Gracie Barra) continued to make “challenges”, but this time they were taped and sold as part of a video series entitled “Gracies In Action”. As these tapes were sold 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 tactics. 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 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. Many in BJJ circles believed that this new gym would be a failure, as in those days Barra da Tijuca was a small, underdeveloped suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s skill as an instructor, in addition to his belief that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Later on, Gracie Barra team members opened up affiliate schools in multiple countries to teach BJJ to anyone who wanted to learn it.

BJJ Classes Weldon Springs, MO

Jiu jitsu is great for athletes of all ages, genders, and skill levels, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Weldon Springs 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 try harder and harder to evolve into the best athlete you can be. Our available jiu jitsu classes include:

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

BJJ Gym Weldon Springs – 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 Weldon Springs have something for everyone.

Our elite instructors are ready 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 Weldon Springs 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.