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Category Archives: Belts Earned

AGF 2024 Missouri State Jiu Jitsu Championships

This weekend we took a team to the AGF 2024 Missouri State Jiu Jitsu Championships and came back with some hardware.

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Student Receives Black Belt Prof. Tim Higgins

Professor Tim Higgins has been a Gracie Barra student at our O’Fallon/LSL location for 10 years, and started training shortly after turning 50 years old! Professor Tim tells us about his journey to black belt and what inspired him to stick with it. “[I’ve] wanted to learn jiu jitsu since I was a kid and saw it in the back of a comic book,” Higgins said. “I never had a chance to do it where I lived. Then 10 years ago we were looking for some martial arts to enroll my son in and I started noticing this place called Gracie Barra that had only opened a few months ago by me.” After enrolling his son, Higgins was intrigued by the classes and decided to try it out. Before he knew it, he was hooked! Higgins had had some previous jiu jitsu training while in the Marines, and when he

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Special Belt Ceremony

Our belt promotion ceremonies are always a very special and celebrated time on our mats. We take great pride in promoting the hard work and accomplishments of our students with a newly earned belt. It is a time of celebration where we invite our friends and loved ones to view the special moment when each student receives their new belt or stripe. We are so proud of each and every one of our students. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the GB O’Fallon Belt Ceremony on August 7, 2021! Congratulations to all of our students! Now, on to the next one. Keep working hard and training hard so we can promote you again soon!

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