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Gracie Barra Women’s Jiu Jitsu Class

You’ll notice a very positive and friendly environment when you enter our school. Although martial arts can be intimidating for women, this class is definitely not intimidating. You will find a group of girls, who are excited to be there and excited to have you there. The instructor will run several basic drills and after a few classes you will catch up with the rest of the group. Once you master the basics you will really enjoy the intensity of a class based on effective self-defense techniques and real life scenarios. Gracie Barra has developed a unique set of classes to help introduce women to the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Join our community to learn the most effective self-defense techniques and improve your fitness routine in a safe, challenging environment. Our women’s martial arts program is designed to teach women how to defend against any attacker – even those who are

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Gracie Barra 2023 Schedule 

Holiday Closures:  Memorial Day Weekend: May 27-May 29th Independence day: July 4th  Labor Day Weekend: Sept 2nd-Sept 4th  Halloween: Oct. 31st  Thanksgiving Weekend: Nov. 23rd-Nov 26th  Christmas and New Years Break: Dec 24th-Jan 1st

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December at Gracie Barra

● December 16th: Belt Promotion at Gracie Barra O’Fallon/LSL.- The belt promotion will be at 6:30pm until 8pm and will include time for an open mat! This promotion includes stripes for ranks blue belt and up! Gracie Barra students of all locations welcomed to attend. ● Toys For Tots: – Gracie Barra is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots! If you would like to participate, feel free to bring in an unwrapped new toy and drop it in the box by the door at your GB school. ● Closed for the Holidays: – We will be closed for Christmas and New Years from December 24th through January 1st. Keep your eyes on social media for any open mats during that week. We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday season!

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Upcoming Events and News!

1. Donate to PALS at GB O’Fallon/LSL PALS is a “No-kill” shelter located in Hawk Point MO that is funded by donations and operated  by a team of mostly volunteers. The PALS mission is to provide: ● Public Assistance and education by promoting proper animal welfare ● Spaying and neutering for pet population control ● Finding good homes for impounded, stray, abandoned, neglected, owner turned in pets ● Assisting stray or lost pets in finding their rightful owners ● Providing care and shelter for pets until they are adopted ● Assisting other animal rescue organizations in need. Feel free to make a donation to the bucket at the front desk! 2. CompNet October 8th Save the date! The CompNet Missouri Autumn Championship 2022 is coming soon! It will be held at Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peter’s, MO. 8050 Mexico Rd, St Peters, MO 63376 You can register

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Schedule Changes 2022

  Attention GB O’Fallon/Lake St. Louis students and parents! We hope you had a very Merry Christmas!  We sent an email earlier this month regarding some big and exciting changes coming to our schedule, and this email/newsletter will confirm all of the details! All of these changes are set to take effect on Monday, January 3rd, 2022! Our Little Champions 2 class (LC2 ages 7-9) is the largest class size we have, so we will be adding TWO MORE classes for this age group throughout the week. They will be 4:30-5:15 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays! This does not change any of the other classes on the schedule, they are just additional classes. This means that there will be back to back LC2 classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. There are quite a few parents that can only make the normal 5:30 time slot, so we ask, IF you can make

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Prof. Steve Moellering’s Ultra Marathon Journey

                                                  In May of 2021 I decided to embark on an ultra marathon journey. I registered for the Ozark Trail 100 in October and began ramping up my running and leg fitness. My mileage per week started in the twenties and gradually made it up to 70 mile weeks before October. In addition to running to work and back home, I would make time to run at night on trails around St. Charles and St. Francois County to adjust to the rocks, roots, water crossings and overall low light/ no light running. FYI, running at night on trails= a lot of trips, falls, spider webs and spiders. In addition to running, I made sure to keep my joint and leg strength up for the later miles

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