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Judo classes near me. Judo classes are difficult to find in the Defiance, MO area. We have judo classes for everyone, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. We offer introductory Defiance, MO judo classes as well as intermediate and advanced, competitive judo classes. Take the first step on your path of self-improvement by trying out your very first judo class for free, and see what you can accomplish. Our range of Defiance, MO judo classes will help you develop into an accomplished judoka (or judo practitioner) or simply become a stronger, more peaceful person. Achieve your personal goals and grow past your perceived limits by joining judo classes near you in Defiance, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is proud to bring the practice and principles of judo to individuals in the Defiance 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 are passionate about our craft and share our love of the sport in every class we hold. Gracie Barra is a world-leading martial arts team, and we have produced some of the most elite competitors 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 Defiance 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

We do not limit our Defiance, MO martial arts teachings to a singular label or genre. Our approach is a holistic one, cultivating the best skills and techniques from many different martial arts. In our judo classes, you can also expect to learn skills that are unique to judo that will be supplemented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

As the leading judo class facility in the Defiance, MO area, we work to create an place where all athletes, regardless of age, gender, ability, or experience level, are included and encouraged – a place that allows them to grow and face challenges both athletically and personally. We offer a selection of judo class programs with various focuses and experience levels. Choose the judo class that best suits your current needs, and challenge yourself to take more challenging classes as your skills progress.

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

Learning Judo

Judo classes teach the Japanese art of judo: an unarmed grappling sport focused on self-defense. Judo emphasizes the use of indirect force to subdue their opponent. The primary strategies in judo are throws, submission holds, and take-downs.

When you take Defiance, MO judo classes, you will learn to the focus on defeating your opponent through tact and skill rather than blatant force. Succeeding in judo depend on your abilities in strategy and timing. Students study in judo classes to learn how to use indirect force and how to put their opponent’s strength to use for their own gain.

Defiance, MO judo classes emphasize the learning of judo fundamentals: throws and holds. Those kinds of grappling techniques are especially effective when used in combination with the skills we teach in other martial arts such as Brazilian jiu jitsu. One of the most important, most fundamental things you will learn as a student 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 Defiance, MO Judo Classes

Judo is a distinguished and serious art. However, that doesn’t mean that judo classes must always be solemn to honor the sport. Our Defiance 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 Defiance, 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. The skills you learn in judo classes are effective self-defense tools that you can use to protect yourself against an attacker. In addition, the skills you learn in judo classes are fundamental to becoming a competitive martial arts athlete. The fundamentals you learn in judo classes are important in competitive judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Sign Up for Judo Classes Near Me

Gracie Barra is dedicated to instructing individuals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and ability levels in the art of judo. Through our Defiance, MO judo classes, you will learn the subtle, quiet power of judo and will take on the poise and discipline that are essential to being a martial artist. Now that you are ready to finally try a form of martial arts, want to expand your existing martial arts repertoire with a new skill, or think that this would make a fun 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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