Builds confidence by teaching you that you are more resilient and stronger than you ever imagined.
Teaches self defense so you know how to handle an altercation and protect your loved ones without having to use a weapon.
Creates an amazing physique that you will love - Jiu-Jitsu & Judo helps your body burn calories (1,000+ per session) and strengthen muscles at the same time.
Introduces a community of friends you look forward to training with every week. For many people, this is the reason they keep coming back to the mats for a lifetime: they find themselves surrounded by like-minded folk.
Improves mental health by giving a boost to your dopamine and serotonin receptors every time you step on the mats - Listen to our podcast to learn more about the science behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
At Jiu-Jitsu Outlet, creating a great environment for our students is the priority.
Our culture is focused on creating a community of martial artists that helps each other grow personally, physically, and spiritually. We value everyone who walks through our doors and cultivate a family environment so everyone feels welcome.
Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo is challenging, but if you commit to the process it will change your life. Listen to our podcast for stories about how Jiu-Jitsu changes lives by improving mental and physical health and creating community.
Made popular by the Gracie Family starting in 1925, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (first called "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu") has spread throughout the world. In large part, this is due to the success of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) - which was started by Rorion Gracie and his partners to demonstrate the superiority of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu over all other styles of martial arts.
After Royce Gracie became the first UFC champion, the world was put on notice that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was a fighting style that could defeat Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do, and Boxing simply by taking an opponent to the ground and finishing with a "submission hold" like a choke or armbar.
Carlson Gracie would later grow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by implementing the group class structure that we practice at Jiu-Jitsu Outlet in Houston, Missouri. Before Carlson, sessions were typically only taught privately - and only the wealthy could afford to learn BJJ. Carlson changed the landscape by implementing group classes, allowing for sparring after class, and encouraging his students to compete regularly.
Today, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is practiced in just about every country around the world. Now, it has arrived in Houston, Missouri!
First created by Jigaro Kano in 1882, Judo has become one of the most popular martial arts and sports in the world. Judo is known for its beautiful throws, foot trips, and takedowns that work through technique and leverage instead of strength.
Fundamental to Judo are the falling techniques that are practiced in every class to ensure safety. Through regular training in proper falling mechanics, Judo practitioners (known as "Judoka") can learn how to injury-proof their bodies against trips and falls in all areas of life - on and off the mats.
Judo created an offspring when one of Jigaro Kano's students - Mitsuyo Maeda - began to teach the Gracie Family private Judo lessons. Carlson and Helio Gracie would modify the art of Judo into their own style and rename it "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu".
At Jiu-Jitsu Outlet in Houston, Missouri, we teach that Judo and BJJ are two sides of the same coin. In our Judo classes, we focus on standup grappling techniques, takedowns, and throws. In BJJ class, we spend more time on the ground techniques like pins, armlocks, chokeholds, and leglocks.
To be a complete martial artist, you must be able to take your opponent to the ground (Judo) and finish the fight once you're there (Jiu-Jitsu).
Uniform will be NoGi - meaning you do not need to wear anything fancy. Just show up in athletic apparel.
You get to attend one group training session for free.
After that, we can discuss your goals and our different pricing options. We have different programs depending on if you're a beginner or advanced. Our monthly pricing is based on whether you sign up for a yearly, six-month, or month-to-month contract.
NO - In fact, Jiu-Jitsu and Judo will help you get in shape better than just about anything. Our classes will incorporate stretching and warmups to help you improve your flexibility and fitness level so you will get in better shape as you keep coming. Just keep showing up and watch your fitness improve. When our head coach started training, he lost 65 pounds in 6 months of training. His story is not unique amongst people who practice the martial arts.
If you cannot arrive right on time, don't worry about it. You're free to drop in at any time during the window that's available and get some training in. You can either join the class if it's in session or join the sparring that's happening. We just want you to show up and keep training, even if life says you gotta be a little late.
YES! If you want to book a private session, just book your free session by clicking the button below. When you book, our instructor will reach out to discuss your options. We can absolutely do private sessions if you'd rather schedule time outside of the normal training windows. Additional costs apply.
It depends on the severity of your injury. If you have a serious medical condition or injury, consult with your doctor before you begin training. However, if you are mending from something less serious, you can still participate in the technical portions of the class. Get in touch with our team and discuss the best options for you.
Do I have to call the head instructor "Sensei" or anything like that?
No - "Coach" or calling them by their first name is fine.
Have a good attitude.
No shoes on the mats.
Wear your shoes when you are off the mats.
Practice good hygiene before and after class (shower, wear deodorant, etc.).
No smoking at the academy.
Make sure your fingernails and toenails are trimmed.
We believe there is one style that is the best for ALL aspects... The best for self defense, competition, MMA, judo, wrestling, and Brazilian jiujitsu. That style is to win the takedown battle, get on top, put your opponent on their butt again and again and tire them out, and then (when they’re tired) go for a submission to seal the deal.
We do not teach in class that students should pull guard, invert upside down for a leglock, or do some fancy new move they saw on IG. If someone decides to play with some of these techniques after class, or even in a tournament, then that’s their choice. Some folks teach that you should pull guard in competition because it’s easier to sweep someone (and score 2 points) then it is to win the takedown battle. This might be true (we think they’re equally difficult) but it is NOT true in a self defense situation or in MMA.
When punches and weapons could be involved, you do not want to be on your back. You need to be the person on top or you could potentially get very hurt. This is the style we teach because it works in all sports and in self defense. In Judo, you win if you pin the person after a throw. In wrestling, the same. In MMA, you can punch people if you’re on top but not from the bottom. Etc. This is the style that we teach in class and coach in competition.
That being said, if you want to drill some fancy technique you saw on YT because you might want to add it to your game because you think it’s cool or maybe it works well for your body, that's fine. We just ask that you drill it after class.