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Judo classes near me. Judo classes are difficult to find in the Saint Charles, MO area. We offer judo classes for everyone, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. We offer introductory Saint Charles, MO judo classes as well as intermediate and advanced, competitive judo classes. Embark on a journey as a martial arts student by trying out your very first judo class for free, and see what you can accomplish. Our range of Saint Charles, 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 grow past your perceived limits by joining judo classes near you in Saint Charles, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is proud to bring the practice and principles of judo to individuals in the Saint Charles area. 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 Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles, MO martial arts teachings to a singular label or genre. We believe in a holistic approach that incorporates 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.

Our goal as a judo class provider to the Saint Charles, MO area is to present 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 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 challenge yourself to take more challenging 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: 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.

As we teach in our Saint Charles, MO judo classes, 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. 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.

Saint Charles, MO judo classes emphasize the learning of 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. 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. By learning breakfalls, you will be more effective in throwing your opponent and defending against their attacks.

Reasons to Take Saint Charles, 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. The environment in our judo classes is 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 Saint Charles, 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. Through our Saint Charles, 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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