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Judo classes near me. Judo classes are difficult to find in the Weldon Springs, MO area. We offer judo classes for everyone, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. We offer introductory Weldon Springs, MO judo classes as well as intermediate and advanced, competitive judo classes. Take the first step on your path of self-improvement by signing up for your very first judo class for free, and see what you can accomplish. Gracie Barra offers all the Weldon Springs, MO judo classes necessary to 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 Weldon Springs, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra O’Fallon is honored to offer the people of Weldon Springs an opportunity to enjoy the practice and principles of judo. 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 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 Weldon Springs 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 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

Our Weldon Springs, MO teachings cannot be reduced to a single label or a single type of martial art. We believe in a holistic approach that incorporates 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.

As the leading judo class facility in the Weldon Springs, 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 teach a selection of judo class programs with various focuses and experience levels. Find the judo class that best suits your current needs, and extend yourself into additional classes as you progress.

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. Judo emphasizes the use of indirect force to subdue their opponent. Judo is made up of a series of throws, submission holds, and take-downs.

When you take Weldon Springs, 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. 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.

In our Weldon Springs, 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 Weldon Springs, 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. People of all ages, from young kids pre-teens, teenagers to adults, are welcome in our classes. We design our classes to meet the needs of each age group as well as provide individual attention to our invested students.

Weldon Springs, MO judo classes are a way to add structure and physical activity in a person’s life. The art of 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

In addition to the long list of personal and physical benefits, learning judo can help keep you safe. In a dangerous situation, you can apply what you learn in your judo classes as self-defense, to protect yourself against your assailant. In addition, 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

Gracie Barra is dedicated to instructing individuals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and ability levels in the art of judo. Through our Weldon Springs, 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. 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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