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Judo classes near me. Judo classes are difficult to find in the Saint Paul, MO area. We have the judo classes for you, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. Our Saint Paul, 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. Our range of Saint Paul, 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 shatter the glass ceilings above you by joining judo classes near you in Saint Paul, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is proud to offer the people of Saint Paul 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 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 Saint Paul 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 one of our 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 Saint Paul, MO martial arts teachings to a singular label or genre. We believe in a holistic approach that incorporates a combination of skills and techniques from many different martial arts. In our judo classes, you can also expect to learn judo moves complimented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Our goal as a judo class provider to the Saint Paul, 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 judo class program that feature different focuses and are catered to various 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. The primary strategies in judo are throws, submission holds, and take-downs.

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

In our Saint Paul, MO judo classes, students learn the 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. By learning breakfalls, you will be more effective in throwing your opponent and defending against their attacks.

Reasons to Take Saint Paul, 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 Saint Paul 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 Saint Paul, 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 your attacker. Also, the skills you learn in judo classes are fundamental to becoming a competitive martial arts athlete. Competitive judo and competitive Brazilian jiu jitsu require a mastering of the fundamentals one learns in judo classes.

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 Saint Paul, 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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