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Professor Jake Martin

Professor Jake is a firm advocate of the “Jiu Jitsu For Everyone” attitude that is the backbone of Gracie Barra. When he bows onto the mat, his goal is to better anyone with his precise instruction of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, regardless of athletic prowess, age, or mental ability.

“Every day on the mat I strive to help our students be the best they can be. Some people it’s a weight issue, others it could be self-esteem or to feel empowered. I feel that it is important for everyone be able to achieve the goals they set for themselves when they step onto our mat.”

Educated in California in exercise science he started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu looking for an activity that would meet his fitness goals.

“Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has it all. Strength training, cardio, flexibility, muscular endurance…everything a body needs.”

His attitude towards training and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle is a simple one, and one he follows himself. Commitment, determination, and a passion to better oneself through exercise and mental discipline.

Important update regarding COVID‑19

To ensure the health of our students and instructors during this difficult time, Gracie Barra O’Fallon, West County & Washington’s physical classes are currently suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, our priority is helping our students stay healthy and safe.

We have moved to a virtual instruction format while we are under a shelter at home order. We have a virtual classroom via Current students, please check your email to access our virtual classroom that is exclusive to Gracie Barra O’fallon, West County and Washington students. Our virtual instruction class schedule can be found here.

Prospective students, we are still here and working, please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we may answer any questions you might have about becoming a Gracie Barra member!