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Judo classes near me. Gyms that offer judo classes in the New Melle, MO area are hard to come by. We offer the judo classes for you, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. We offer introductory New Melle, 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 how far your journey takes you. Gracie Barra offers all the New Melle, 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 New Melle, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is honored to bring the practice and principles of judo to individuals in the New Melle 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 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 New Melle 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 experienced, 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 New Melle, 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 will learn judo moves that will be supplemented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Our goal as a judo class provider to the New Melle, 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 athletically and personally. 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 you advance.

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. 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 New Melle, 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. In judo classes, you will learn to use indirect force and to best your opponent using their own strength against them.

New Melle, 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. Because throws are a large part of the sport of judo, a student must learn breakfalls techniques. Mastering breakfalls make a judo student better able to throw their opponent and defend against attacks.

Reasons to Take New Melle, 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. The environment in our judo classes is are fun, friendly, inclusive, and challenging. We offer classes for all ages, from young children to teens and adults. Our classes are structured for the needs and requirements of every age group and tailored to give individual attention to our dedicated students.

New Melle, 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 an 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

Join Gracie Barra to learn the art of judo, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, or ability level. New Melle, MO judo classes impart students with the poise and discipline martial arts require and introduce them to the subtlety and quiet power of judo. 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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