I spent years bouncing from gym to gym looking for what I found in Gracie Barra. So let me help save you some time and frustration. I competed under olympic world champions (wrestling), and spent time with world champions (boxers), to know a good coach when I see one. Mike Buckles is the only coach in St. Louis I would trust to teach my wife, children, and myself. Both his professionalism and his demand for proper edicate on and off the mat is why I chose to train with Gracie Barra. The term “you get what you pay for” is more than true. I would pay double for the type of character inside this gym. Professor Buckles invest in the lives of his students. You wont find that anywhere else. Gracie has become family to me!