Over the past week, the concerns related to the Covid-19 outbreak have continued to increase.
The number of cases continues to grow in many regions around the world.
Although the data continues to show that 80% of people will only have minor symptoms, the fast rate of contamination of Covid-19 presents the real possibility of a health care system overload.
Unfortunately, the only proven method to effectively slow down the spread of a virus that has no vaccine is social distancing. China has been able to successfully implement mandatory social distancing policies, which led to a significant decline in new cases.
The mantra is simple; we all need to do our part to help in "flattening the curve." "Any lessening of spread will help health systems remain functional." - Caitlin Rivers, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
Gracie Barra is a force against the spread of Covid-19. Our top priority is the health and safety of our team members. As a global team, we must also do our part and contribute to "flattening the curve."
However, we cannot allow this pandemic to prevent us from continuing to work towards our mission of bringing Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone. We understand that, especially in times like this, you and your family need Jiu-Jitsu to stay healthy, both physically and mentally.
Starting March 18th we will be limiting our school's activities to distance learning over the internet for two consecutive weeks, at which point we will evaluate what federal and local health officials are recommending or mandating before bringing back group classes.
We are super excited to bring the Gracie Barra Virtual learning experience to you and your family. We are joining forces with GB Online to provide a wide array of Jiu-Jitsu learning experiences along with using effective digital learning platforms that will include:
Unlimited access to GB Online Training Programs
GB1 Online with our founder, Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
GB2 Online Gi with World Champion, Professor Victor Estima;
GB2 Online No-Gi with World Champion, Professor Roberto (aka Tussa) Alencar
GB2 Online Takedown with Judo and BJJ Legend, Professor Henrique (aka Sensei) Machado.
GBK Online with the best youth professors of Gracie Barra.
Unlimited access to GB Online live virtual classes with many of the top Gracie Barra Instructors in the world. Schedule to be released soon.
You will be credited for attendance while learning virtually through a curriculum-based test when you return to regular group classes.
While the Covid-19 outbreak develops, we will continue to adapt to bring Jiu-Jitsu to your daily life while keeping your health and safety our top priority.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and let you know when we intend to resume regular training at our school.
Lastly, we kindly ask you to not freeze or cancel your membership. Now, more than ever, we need your trust and support in our work. The situation is concerning, but it will pass. On behalf of myself, our staff, and every single member of this team, we ask for your continued support to help us weather this storm.
Profs Murilo, Felipe and the Whole GB St Peters Team
Please join the Facebook Groups below and create your GB Online account so you have access to our Curriculums and Online Training Program.
Facebook Kids Group
Gracie Barra St Peters is offering a fun, enjoyable and professionally prepared self defense seminar exclusively for women and teenaged girls. And the best part is: IT’S FREE!
Our FREE Women’s Self Defense Program will prepare you physically and mentally to deal with a potential attack.
In this 1.5 hours structured program, your Gracie Barra instructor will not only cover the most common attacks against women, but teach you how to attempt to prevent them, and then, if necessary, how to respond effectively!
Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 1:30 PM for an afternoon of empowerment and learning. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and easy to remove footwear. This event is open to the general public.
Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend and we will contact you shortly.
Watch our videos and get to know a bit more about our instructors, students and the great atmosphere we have at Gracie Barra St Peters.
The Jiu-Jitsu Gi (uniform) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used in Jiu-Jitsu practice and competition. It is derived from traditional Japanese clothing. Most likely, the Gracie family developed the original Jiu-Jitsu gi from the traditional kimono and other Japanese garments around the early 1900s. The Jiu-Jitsu/Judo gi was the first modern martial arts training uniform. Over the years, the length of the pants and sleeves grew longer, and changes were made in the material and fit. The traditional unbleached cotton is now bleached white, although blue is available. Other martial arts, notably judo and karate, adopted the style of training uniform used in Jiu-Jitsu.
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Professor Braulio Estima is coming to GB St Peters for an incredible seminar!
Don't miss your opportunity to learn from one the greatest Gracie Barra competitors in history! Take a look at Prof. Braulio Estima's achievements:
3x IBJJF World Champion
UAEJJF World Pro Champion
3x IBJJF European Champion
3x IBJJF Pan Am Champion
3x IBJJF Worlds Silver Medallist
ADCC Silver Medallist
Not to mention, Prof. Braulio Estima created the infamous Estima Lock with his brother, Prof. Victor Estima. They are only a handful of people to have a technique named after them! Prof. Braulio is the Head Instructor and Owner at Gracie Barra Birmingham in the UK!
Don't miss your chance to learn from a legend of Gracie Barra!