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Takedown a Bigger Attacker and Avoid Conflict With Judo

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    If you were attacked by someone bigger than you, could you defend yourself?
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    Or would their strength and weight determine the outcome of the fight?

In the Mooresville, NC area, Judo and self-defense classes are taught by black belts in karate, jiu-jitsu, and judo.

​Emphasis on Self-Defense

The importance of weapons and training is that they remove the weight and strength gap between attacker and defender.


Judo, an offshoot of jiu-jitsu, gives the student the upper hand in an up-close and personal encounter with larger attacker. By using the weight of your attacker to your advantage, you can gain an advantage over him. This is very important in situations where you need to stun your attacker and make a quick getaway.


At Gracie Lake Norman Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students the concepts of judo and self-defense. The skills you learn under our training will help you:

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    Get in shape
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    Defeat a bigger attacker
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    Master a new skill
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    Boost your self-confidence
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    Build your self-discipline
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    Avoid getting in fights
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    Be prepared to defend yourself
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    Build muscle
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    Burn fat
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    Practice world-class takedowns
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    Disarm a gun-wielding assailant
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    Regain freedom to go out

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Gracie Lake Norman is home to the best instructors in martial arts training. Our instructors have trained under some of the legendary martial arts figures in modern history. We have won competition across the globe and even competed in the Olympics. We use all of our training and experience to turn even beginners into masters of their skill:

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    Black Belts in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Submission Grappling, Karate, Wrestling & Muay Thai
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    14 years of training under the legendary UFC champion, UFC Hall of Famer, and son of the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Royce Gracie
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    Training under world-class Jiu-Jitsu instructor Luiz Palhares
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    5x North American Grappling Association Champion
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    Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling
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    3rd Degree Judo Black Belt with competition experience on Olympic Team
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    Gold Medal - Master Black Belt division in 2017 IBJJF Switzerland Open
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    World-class instructor who has trained more than 50 Jiu-Jitsu champions

At Gracie Lake Norman, we are offering a free trial class.

Right now, you can get access to Judo training for free. Sign up for a free trial class to get hands-on experience with judo and see how it can help develop your self-defense skills.

Choose the best day and time for your free trial class by clicking the link below:

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