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    Five Mental Benefits of Jiu Jitsu

    Brazilian jiu-jítsu is often talked about in terms of how it can help you get in shape, get physically stronger, and help improve your cardio in ways you’ve never felt before. While all of this is true, what about what jiu jitsu can do for your mind? 1. Controlling Emotions While learning how to control your emotions may not happen overnight …

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    The Importance of the Student Mindset

    What does it mean to have a student mindset? Jiu-jitsu is no easy sport. It pushes people physically and mentally, whether they have ever done martial arts or other sports in their lifetime or not. However, it is very easy to forget to leave your ego at the door when it comes to jiu jitsu or any martial art, for that matter. It becomes easy to choose partn …

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    WHY SHOULD KIDS DO JIU-JITSU?

    Does your child do jiu jitsu, or are you thinking about enrolling your child in jiu jitsu classes? There are several benefits for children who train! Including increased fitness, self defense, understanding of discipline, confidence, and so much more! Keep reading to find out why your child should try jiu-jitsu and how it can benefit them on and off the ma …

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    3 Exercises to add in to your workout routine for Jiu-Jitsu

    Every jiu-jitsu practitioner is different. Some are or strive to be high level competitors, some train for a fun hobby outside of their daily routine, some are instructors, and some just love to train for fun and enjoy the workout!   No matter the reason you train, here are a few exercises that you can do along with a regular workout or just try som …

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    5 Tips for Your First Competition:

    Less Than One Month Until the CompNet Missouri Summer Championship 2022! 5 Tips for Your First Competition: Are you a first time competitor? Then don’t worry if you are having pre-competition jitters, it is completely normal! Even the highest level competitors still get nervous before competition, and it is often said to be something that never truly …

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    Spotlight on GB Chesterfield Students

    Gracie Barra Chesterfield has only been open for a few months, but has already made a big impact on many students' lives.   From 4 year olds to over 40 year olds, Gracie Barra jiu jitsu has been building people up both mentally and physically all over the world for over 36 years, and continues to do so in Chesterfield, Missouri. We were happy to ta …

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    2021 St. Louis AGF Championship

    On November 20, 2021 Gracie Barra Schools from all over Missouri and Kansas City competed at The 2021 St. Louis American Grappling Federation Championship. It was an incredible fun filled day filled with competitive matches and our team represented amazingly well and won the following 5 trophy's 1st Place Kids Gi 1st Place Kids No Gi 1st Place Adult …

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