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Judo classes near me. Gyms that offer judo classes in the Lake St. Louis, 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. We offer introductory Lake St. Louis, MO judo classes as well as intermediate and advanced, competitive judo classes. Embark on a journey as a martial arts student by signing up for a complimentary first judo class, and see how far your journey takes you. Our range of Lake St. Louis, MO judo classes will help you develop into an accomplished judoka (or judo practitioner) or simply become a stronger, more peaceful person. Reach your personal goals and shatter the glass ceilings above you by joining judo classes near you in Lake St. Louis, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is honored to offer the people of Lake St. Louis an opportunity to enjoy the practice and principles of judo. Our instructors are all accomplished practitioners of martial arts with years of experience in the techniques 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 a world-leading martial arts team, and we have produced some of the most elite competitors in the world.

Whether you have long admired the art of judo, are looking for an interesting, rewarding new way to get in shape and stay active, or need an afterschool activity your child will actually enjoy, our Lake St. Louis judo classes are the perfect way to bring the skills and benefits of judo into your life. Begin your personal journey in judo by joining Gracie Barra and signing up for your first judo class today. You can talk 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 Lake St. Louis, MO teachings cannot be reduced to a single label or a single type of martial art. 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 complimented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Our goal as a judo class provider to the Lake St. Louis, 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 judo class program that feature different focuses and are catered to various experience levels. Find the judo class that best suits your current needs, and extend yourself into additional classes as you advance.

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. Judo is made up of a series of throws, submission holds, and take-downs.

When you take Lake St. Louis, MO judo classes, you will learn in the sport is to overcome your opponent, not through brute force, but rather skillfully and tactfully. Succeeding in judo depend on your abilities in strategy and timing. .

Lake St. Louis, 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. Mastering breakfalls make a judo student better able to throw their opponent and defend against attacks.

Reasons to Take Lake St. Louis, 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 Lake St. Louis judo classes are fun, friendly, inclusive, and challenging. We offer classes for all ages, from young children to teens and adults. We design our classes to meet the needs of each age group as well as provide individual attention to our invested students.

Lake St. Louis, MO judo classes are a way to add structure and physical activity in a person’s life. 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 your assailant. Also, 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. Lake St. Louis, 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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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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