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    1. Donate to PALS at GB O’Fallon/LSL PALS is a “No-kill” shelter located in Hawk Point MO that is funded by donations and operated  by a team of mostly volunteers. The PALS mission is to provide: ● Public Assistance and education by promoting proper animal welfare ● Spaying and neutering for pet population control ● Finding good home …

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    Student Receives Black Belt Prof. Tim Higgins

    Professor Tim Higgins has been a Gracie Barra student at our O’Fallon/LSL location for 10 years, and started training shortly after turning 50 years old! Professor Tim tells us about his journey to black belt and what inspired him to stick with it. “[I’ve] wanted to learn jiu jitsu since I was a kid and saw it in the back of a comic book,” Higgin …

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    College Students Embrace Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle!

    As students are heading back to school, the lives of young adults attending college or high school can get busy, overwhelming and stressful! What is a better way to de-stress and take your mind off of everything than training jiu jitsu? Returning college students, who are also dedicated Gracie Barra students, talk about the best way to balance the two life …

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    Upcoming Competitions 2022!

    Are you thinking about trying out a jiu jitsu competition before the year ends? Competitions are a great way to put your jiu jitsu to the test against an opponent you haven’t met before! It can also be a fun way to challenge yourself and do something you never thought you could before. If you don’t know where to start, here is a short list of so …

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    Get to Know Your Instructor! Coach Alyssa Luecke

    My name is Alyssa Luecke. I am 20 years old and I have been training jiu jitsu since I was 11 years old. When I turned 16, I was offered a coaching job and have been teaching ever since! I started competing at age 13 and have improved over the years as well as have been lucky to have the chance to travel to several states to do so. Outside of jiu jitsu, I …

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    Coach Vivian Barrett

    My name is Vivian Barrett. I am 21 years old, and I have been doing martial arts since I was 7 years old. The first place that I trained was a mixed martials arts academy, and I remember jiu jitsu always being my favorite. When I was 12 years old, I joined Gracie Barra, I and have been focused on jiu jitsu ever since. I started competing in tournaments …

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    Coach Nick Barrett

    My name is Nick Barrett, I am 20 years old, and I have been training jiu jitsu for 12 years. I began jiu jitsu as an 8 year old trying to find something to do because baseball was out of season. I ended up finding the passion that would change my life! I was always a competitive kid, so I started doing competitions right away. Doing jiu jitsu tournamen …

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    August is Anti-Bully Month at GB!

    Bullying can happen at school, on the playground, on a sports team, and in some cases even at home or online. But with so many different styles of bullying, such as verbal, physical, social, or cyber bullying, it can be difficult for children to understand how to solve the problem and how to face what may be a day-to-day situation in the best way possib …

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    Get to Know Your Professor

    Spotlight of Professor Dominic. I was born and raised in MO, I grew up with both my parents, and younger brother and sister. I’ve always been into playing sports, roughhouse activities and being conscious and curious of how to live a healthy lifestyle as long as I can remember. I grew up playing ice hockey every season from the age of 7-18. At age 16 …

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    Get to know your Professor

    Spotlight on Professor Steve Moellering. My name is Stephen Gerard Moellering Jr. and I was born December 28th 1985 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. I graduated from Lindbergh HS in 2004 and lived in South City St. Louis for a short time. I attended an apprenticeship school to learn a trade and ultimately ended up welding and piledriving at t …

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