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Washington Mo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( BJJ )

We are located in Washington, MO. Also serving Union, Sullivan, St. James, and the surrounding area.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu is an inclusive martial arts system that comprises of over 400 locations in North America and 900 worldwide. When you join our team you gain access to elite athletes, coaches, and the techniques they use that have dominated the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sport. Located in the Washington MO, our location makes it easy for residents in Union, Pacfic, St. Clair, Sullivan and Cuba to receive world-class martial arts training close to home.

Our Washington MO location offers several different levels of Jiu-Jitsu classes, all designed to cater to the different experience levels of our students. Whether your new to Jiu Jitsu and want to learn the basics of the art, or you’re an experienced veteran looking for a challenge, we have several different jiu-jitsu classes and courses designed to cater to your specific experience level. If you’re looking for a challenging yet friendly environment, join one of our adult programs!

Fundamentals Program

What are the essential qualities of an excellent fighter? What does it take for an average person to realize their own potential?

Success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires following a core set of principles that turn average athletes into elite level grapplers. Our training methods, classes, and the core characteristics of our team and community are designed around these principles to improve the skill levels of each athlete so that they can compete and participate in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the level they desire.

Optimize Your Learning

Our Washington MO students will gain more than just Jiu Jitsu knowledge, they’ll also grow improved levels of strength, endurance, and coordinateion and self-defense. By adhering to the lessons and following the core principles of Gracie Barra, our students will see improvements in their energy levels, health, and confidence.

The Gracie Barra Fundamentals Program teaches the basic and fundamental principles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to all athletes interested in the art. This structured class takes many of the foundational elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and combines them into a series of moves and combinations that form a solid foundation for any athlete just beginning their martial arts journey.

    Benefits of Fundamentals

  • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Learn the GB Self-Defense System

  • Increase self-confidence, focus, energy and concentration

  • Enjoy significant gains in your overall fitness level

  • Make some new like minded friends

You will never forget your first class at Gracie Barra!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone!

Arriving 15 minutes or more before class is important to participate in the class. You need time to prepare! Each instructor has a specific plan for each class, and the class routines are similar so that you can prepare yourself accordingly for each class. Over the course of four months, you’ll be able to learn at least 100 different Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques that will vastly improve your game flow. All of our team members are supportive and are their to help you grow as a martial artist, and by the end of class you’ll know that you’ve had an incredible workout and martial arts experience. Don’t get too exhausted, we want to see you at every class!

Advanced program

What is next in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey after mastering the fundamentals?

The three stages of development for our BJJ athletes begins with the Fundamentals Program, transitions into the Advanced Program, and ends with the Black Belt Program. These differing levels of BJJ instruction signify the progression of the student as they improve their techniques, their health, and athleticism.

The Fundamentals Program focuses on the main building blocks and principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Our Advanced program comprises of high-level techniques that begin to shape and refine our Washington Mo students game flow. At this stage, students will begin to develop faster and more accurate reflexes, strength, and endurance while also mastering the different transitions between moves and combinations.

Experience Deeper Involvement

Within the Advanced Program, our students experience a complete transformation of their health, strength, jiu jitsu ability, and character. They are also now fully enjoying the inclusive and incredible bond that all of our Washington Mo, martial artists have come to enjoy.

Our Advanced Program uses techniques adapted from different grappling styles such as judo, sambo, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to create a more well rounded and experienced athlete that can adapt to all challenges they may face on the mat.

    Advanced Program Benefits

  • Learn the most effective take down techniques adapted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Develop transitions between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques

  • Experience further improvements in overall fitness level

  • Gain a better understanding of different aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Step up to participate in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions

Black Belt Program

Is it possible to master Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Is there an end to the journey?

The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in our Adult Program Structure. While it represents the students arrival at an ultimate level of training at our school, it is also a new beginning.

The Black Belt Program is designed to advance the skills, techniques, and athleticism of our athletes by testing their game flow against elite level martial arts techniques that will improve strengthen any holes they may have in their game. These hour long sessions are designed to be challenging, safe, and help students progress towards their black belts.

An Endless Journey

Our Black Belt program is the pinnacle of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial arts journey, but by no means the end. Jiu-Jitsu is an endless journey that offers daily accomplishments and new challenges. Every move, combination and lock that you’ve learned up to this level will only become even more complex as you delve further into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and refine your game flow. You’ll learn new combinations and holds that originate from these foundational moves, and build upon them to suit your strategies.

Our Black Belt students are active role models at the Washington MO school. They share the responsibility of sharing training methods, advanced techniques, and help ensure a friendly, inviting, but also challenging atmosphere that will help improve other martial artists.

“There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.”- Carlos Gracie Jr.

    Black Belt Benefits

  • Learn cutting-edge BJJ techniques

  • Achieve greater physical fitness

  • Train with the best training partners in our school

  • Work with your instructor to shape a jiu jitsu game developed specifically for you

  • Start developing your teaching skills

Enhance Your Skills

“When you value the journey over the destination, you have become a Gracie Barra Black Belt.”

Our Black Belt Classes require consistent training and adherence to the art. We want you to be the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Artist that you can be. Black Belt Classes are typically two hours long, and you can always rest or leave early if you need to. It’s always encouraged to stay for the full length of the class so that you can learn the entirety of the lesson. No Gi and MMA classes add an additional element of challenge and help students improve control and balance by enhancing their overall skill set.

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