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Judo classes near me. Gyms that offer judo classes in the Kirkwood, MO area are hard to come by. We have judo classes for everyone, whether you are a child, school-aged student, teenager, man, or woman. Our Kirkwood, MO judo classes are taught at all levels from introductory to advanced and even competitive classes. Embark on a journey as a martial arts student by signing up for a complimentary first judo class, and see how far your journey takes you. Gracie Barra offers all the Kirkwood, 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 grow past your perceived limits by joining judo classes near you in Kirkwood, MO.

Gracie Barra Judo Classes

Gracie Barra West County is proud to offer the people of Kirkwood 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 a world-leading martial arts team, and we have produced some of the most competitive athletes in the world.

Whether you have long admired the art of judo, are looking for an interesting, rewarding new way to get in shape and stay active, or need an afterschool activity your child will actually enjoy, our Kirkwood 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 (314) 550-0507, contact us online, or sign up for one of our programs online.

Our Judo Programs

Our Kirkwood, MO teachings cannot be reduced to a single label or a single type of martial art. We believe in a holistic approach that incorporates a combination of skills and techniques from many different martial arts. In our judo classes, you will learn judo moves complimented by other grappling styles like wrestling, sambo, and Brazilian jiu jitsu.

As the leading judo class facility in the Kirkwood, MO area, we work to present an inclusive, encouraging environment where athletes of all ages, genders, abilities, and experience levels can come to grow and be challenged both athletically and personally. We teach a judo class program that feature different focuses and are catered to various experience levels. Choose the judo class that best suits your current needs, and extend yourself into additional classes as you advance.

Some of our other programs to supplement your judo classes are:

Learning Judo

Judo classes teach 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.

As we teach in our Kirkwood, MO judo classes, to the focus on defeating your opponent through tact and skill rather than blatant force. 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.

Kirkwood, MO judo classes emphasize the learning of judo fundamentals: throws and holds. These are grappling techniques that beautifully compliment the skills we teach in other martial arts such as Brazilian jiu jitsu. Arguably the most important and fundamental of all skills a student learns in judo classes is how to fall. Because throws are a large part of the sport of judo, a student must learn breakfalls techniques. Mastering breakfalls make a judo student better able to throw their opponent and defend against attacks.

Reasons to Take Kirkwood, 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. Our Kirkwood judo classes are fun, friendly, inclusive, and challenging. We offer classes for all ages, from young children to teens and adults. Our classes are structured for the needs and requirements of every age group and tailored to give individual attention to our dedicated students.

Experience structure in your schedule and rewarding physical activity by signing up for Kirkwood, MO judo classes. Learning and practicing 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 an assailant. In addition, the skills you learn in judo classes are fundamental to becoming a competitive martial arts athlete. Competitive judo and competitive Brazilian jiu jitsu require a mastering of the fundamentals one learns in judo classes.

Sign Up for Judo Classes Near Me

Join Gracie Barra to learn the art of judo, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, or ability level. Through our Kirkwood, 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 (314) 550-0507, contact us now.

St. Peters Location

953 Jungermann Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376

Hours

Monday: 11AM-2PM, 4-9PM
Tuesday: 11AM-2PM, 4-9PM
Wednesday: 11AM-2PM, 4-9PM
Thursday: 11AM-2PM, 4-9PM
Friday: 11AM-2PM, 4-9PM
Saturday: 11AM–1:30PM
Sunday: Closed

For class times, please see our Schedule page

Phone: (636) 339-4277

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