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BJJ Wentzville, MO

BJJ in Wentzville, MO. Do you want to become stronger, practice mindfulness, and embark on your self-improvement journey? Enroll our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, classes in Wentzville, MO. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches values such as strength, honor, and respect, and is available to athletes 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 Wentzville BJJ gym today and begin 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”, was first developed in the early 20th century, when Japanese judo teachers toured the globe 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 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., refined 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 fight specialists in other martial arts, such as wrestling, capoeira, or judo, and regularly beat them), the new martial art grew throughout Brazil.

It was not until the 1980s, though, and the start 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 now they were recorded 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 beat multiple stars 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 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 the BJJ community thought that this new gym would fail quickly, as at that time Barra da Tijuca was a quiet, underdeveloped suburb of Rio. However, Carlos Gracie Jr.’s ability as a teacher, in addition to his belief that “Jiu Jitsu Is For Everyone”, allowed the school to succeed and grow. Over the years, Gracie Barra team members established affiliate schools in multiple countries to teach BJJ to all who wanted to study it.

BJJ Classes Wentzville, MO

Jiu jitsu is ideal for students of all ages, genders, and experience levels, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. Our BJJ classes in Wentzville are designed around having fun and practicing jiu jitsu at a speed that works best for each student, but at the same time, will push you to try harder and harder to become 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 Wentzville BJJ school at 636-544-3655 to schedule a tour or to join one of our programs today.

BJJ Gym Wentzville – 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 gym in Wentzville has something for everyone.

Our elite instructors are prepared to help you define and accomplish fitness goals and continually redefine your journey towards self-improvement. If you’re ready to explore the art of jiu jitsu and have your limits tested like never before, join our BJJ school in Wentzville today to start your martial arts journey. Afterall, jiu jitsu isn’t simply 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.