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Judo classes near me. Gyms that offer judo classes in the Dardenne Prairie, MO area are hard to come by. We offer judo classes for everyone, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. Our Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes are taught at all levels from introductory to advanced and even competitive classes. Take the first step on your path of self-improvement by trying out your very first judo class for free, and see how far your journey takes you. Gracie Barra offers all the Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes necessary to help you develop into an accomplished judoka (or judo practitioner) or simply become a stronger, more peaceful person. Reach your personal goals and grow past your perceived limits by joining judo classes near you in Dardenne Prairie, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is honored to bring the practice and principles of judo to individuals in the Dardenne Prairie area. We have a team of accomplished martial arts instructors who have years of professional and competitive experience in the arts of judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and other martial arts. We love what we do, and we bring our passion and drive to every class that we hold in our martial arts facility. Gracie Barra is standard for martial arts teams throughout the world, and we have produced some of the most competitive athletes in the world.

Have you always wanted to try judo? Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding new way to exercise and challenge yourself? Maybe you just need a new extracurricular activity for your child. Whatever it is that brings you here, our Dardenne Prairie judo classes are the perfect way to bring the skills and benefits of judo into your life. Join Gracie Barra and embark on your journey of personal growth by signing up for your first judo class today. Speak to a knowledgeable, qualified martial arts instructor to find the best judo class for you and to register for classes in advance. Call us at (636) 544-3655, contact us online, or sign up for one of our programs online.

Our Judo Programs

Our Dardenne Prairie, MO teachings cannot be reduced to a single label or a single type of martial art. We believe in a holistic approach that incorporates the best skills and techniques from many different martial arts. In our judo classes, you will learn skills that are unique to judo that will be supplemented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Our goal as a judo class provider to the Dardenne Prairie, MO area is to create an inclusive, encouraging environment where athletes of all ages, genders, abilities, and experience levels can come to grow and be challenged both as an athlete and as a person. We teach a selection of judo class programs with various focuses and experience levels. Choose the judo class that best suits your current needs, and extend yourself into additional classes as your skills progress.

Some of our other programs to supplement your judo classes are:

Learning Judo

In judo classes, students learn the Japanese art of judo: a defense-focused type of unarmed grappling sport. In judo, one uses indirect force to subdue their opponent. The primary strategies in judo are throws, submission holds, and take-downs.

When you take Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes, you will learn to the focus on defeating your opponent through tact and skill rather than blatant force. Timing and strategy are key in becoming a judo champion. .

In our Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes, students learn the judo fundamentals: throws and holds. These are grappling techniques that beautifully compliment the skills we teach in other martial arts such as Brazilian jiu jitsu. Arguably the most important and fundamental of all skills a student learns in judo classes is how to fall. Judo frequently involves throwing your opponent, so breakfalls techniques are vital to master. By learning breakfalls, you will be more effective in throwing your opponent and defending against their attacks.

Reasons to Take Dardenne Prairie, MO Judo Classes

Judo is a distinguished and serious art. It’s important that those who practice it honor the traditions of the sport, but that doesn’t have to mean we must always be gravely serious. Our Dardenne Prairie judo classes are fun, friendly, inclusive, and challenging. People of all ages, from young kids pre-teens, teenagers to adults, are welcome in our classes. Our classes are structured for the needs and requirements of every age group and tailored to give individual attention to our dedicated students.

Experience structure in your schedule and rewarding physical activity by signing up for Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes. Learning and practicing judo improves a student’s physical, mental, and emotional health and interpersonal skills. Through judo classes, one gains:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Stamina
  • Physical fitness
  • Overall health
  • Energy
  • Posture
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Emotional regulation
  • Respect
  • Focus
  • Mindfulness
  • Character

Beyond these many internal benefits, judo is a practical skill to familiarize yourself with. In a dangerous situation, you can apply what you learn in your judo classes as self-defense, to protect yourself against an assailant. Also, the skills you learn in judo classes will help you succeed if you are interested in trying martial arts competitively. The fundamentals you learn in judo classes are important in competitive judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Sign Up for Judo Classes Near Me

Join Gracie Barra to learn the art of judo, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, or ability level. Dardenne Prairie, MO judo classes impart students with the poise and discipline martial arts require and introduce them to the subtlety and quiet power of judo. If you are interested in trying out a form of martial arts for the first time, are seeking to expand your existing martial arts repertoire, or looking for a demanding and rewarding activity for yourself, your children, or a family member, become a Gracie Barra member today. To get started with our judo classes near you, call (636) 544-3655, contact us now.

Monday 4:30–8PM
Tuesday 12–8:30PM
Wednesday 4:30–8PM
Thursday 12–8:30PM
Friday 4:30–8PM
Saturday 10AM–12PM
Sunday Closed

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(314) 550-0507

Important update regarding COVID‑19

As of June 15th we are open again! Due to the Corona virus pandemic, at this time we are unable to accept walk-ins or drop-ins. we have social distancing and enhanced sanitization protocols in place for everyone's safety. If you are interested in the program please give us a call or email us to schedule your appointment to come in and talk to one of our staff members.

If you are an existing student coming back from a freeze, please remember that you must use the booking system to book yourself into the classes you wish to attend as we have reduced maximum class sizes in effect for everyone's safety.

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