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O'Fallon Self Defense Classes

Self Defense Classes. Taking self defense classes is an excellent way to stay in shape and ready for any situation. Learn by taking self defense classes from some of the best martial arts instructors in the Greater St Louis area. At Gracie Barra O’Fallon, we teach valuable self defense skills in all of our classes, from our Brazilian jiu-jitsu programs to our children’s classes.

Take self defense classes from the Gracie Barra O’Fallon instructors who have produced countless MMA and Brazilian jiu jitsu champions and have taught invaluable skills to all kinds of people in our self defense classes. Join our self defense classes today and learn the skills that will keep you safe, in shape, and having fun. Reach out to us today to learn more or sign up for self defense classes.

Benefits of Self Defense Classes

Self defense classes do so much more than simply teach you a potentially life-saving skill set. That in itself is a worthwhile reason to take self defense classes, but by committing to a program, you’ll get so much more. Students of our self defense programs consistently see a wealth of benefits ranging from physical to psychological to emotional.

  1. Build confidence

    By practicing skills that keep you safe, self defense classes show you what you’re capable of. Through repetition, you will improve your skills and enjoy a newfound confidence you can take with you in your daily life.

  2. Improve balance

    Practicing self defense skills helps you work on your balance and coordination. This not only helps you in attack situations, but also makes you more physically effective in all you do.

  3. Develop self-discipline

    Just like any other new skill, learning self defense takes practice. Mastering the skills takes repetition and determination. You will find that with the support of your fellow classmates and your instructors, you can do what you set your mind to.

  4. Improve your fitness level

    Self defense classes are a workout! They keep you moving while teaching you practical skills. You will improve your balance, coordination, reflexes, strength, and flexibility.

  5. Practice awareness

    A large part of leveraging the self defense skills you learn requires knowing when and how to use them. You learn what you look for and, over time, become more alert and aware day to day.

  6. Increase your self-esteem

    Just enrolling in and showing up for self defense classes is an exercise in self-respect. You deserve to be safe and know how to protect yourself. By putting effort towards this new skill and spending time in class with other students as you show each other mutual respect, you will enjoy healthier self-esteem.

  7. Experience structure

    It’s important to have structure in your life. Self defense classes introduce structure in your schedule by having a set time and day of the week to come to class. You will set and achieve goals in class and develop the discipline to carry that structure into your normal life.

Gracie Barra Self Defense Classes

Our self defense classes are designed for everybody. Using the principles of Brazilian jiu jitsu and the other martial arts we teach, our instructors impart self defense skills upon our students that people of all ages, sizes, and ability levels can use to defend themselves. Self defense classes at Gracie Barra O’Fallon are a safe and fun environment where you can learn and practice the self defense moves and skills that can be used in any situation.

In our self defense classes you will learn a wide range of defense moves based on the principles of Brazilian jiu jitsu and other martial arts. We teach practical and effective self defense skills that even smaller-built individuals can use to subdue a larger attacker. From moves like standing headlocks and skills like using space, balance, and momentum, you will leave our self defense classes feeling stronger, safer, and more confident.

Through your participation in our self defense classes, you will develop both as an individual and an athlete. You will become disciplined, humble, and poised. You’ll develop athletically, knowing improved balance, reflexes, strength, and flexibility. As a part of our Gracie Barra programming, our self defense classes center around the three core values of the Gracie Barra organization: brotherhood, integrity, and development.

Self Defense Programs | Gracie Barra O’Fallon

Are you ready to master the moves to overcome an attacker while having fun and gaining valuable life skills? Your answer should be yes – and if it is, it’s time for you to enroll in one of Gracie Barra O’Fallon’s self defense classes. You will be amazed at how it changes your life. Sign up today or learn more by contacting us now or calling us at 636-544-3655 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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