What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Owner and head instructor,
Professor JW Wright has fostered a family-oriented environment where new students learn the original Gracie self defense and Jiu-Jitsu lessons.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
New students who are willing to learn, who are friendly and have fun, and who work hard to apply new techniques will fit right in at our academy!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Inspired by Master Royler Gracie and Master David Adiv, JW Wright had a strong desire to help people in his community by teaching Gracie Self defense and Jiu-Jitsu.
He has been teaching in St. Charles County for 12 years and teaches seminars all over the country.
What do you love most about your job?
I get to do what I love every single day!
When I see my students learning and applying jiujitsu in their every day lives, it is the best feeling in the world.
What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at Mark's Sports Bar and Grill.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Mark's Sports Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Mark's Sports Bar and Grill and order great food.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Mark's Sports Bar and Grill is the place for you.
In August of 2009, the five women who founded the St. Chux Derby Chix found themselves on the wrong side of the Missouri river. In search of a local roller derby league to join—but unwilling to drive or quantum leap over to St. Louis—the women decided to start their own league. Through word-of-mouth, the news spread quickly, and soon, female competitors from across the county were signing up. By December, the St. Chux Derby Chix were born. From young professionals and college students to moms with college-aged kids of their own, the Derby Chix roster steadily grew. So much so that they now have enough players to field two teams: the Pack in Black and Helles Belles. Both clubs compete at Matteson Square Garden, where fans of all ages are invited to kick back and watch the fast-paced action.
Leg warmers. Synthesizers. Sky-high perms. The cultural trends you thought had been buried alongside the props from the moon-landing set are alive and well at That '80s Run 5K and 10K races. Runners don sunglasses, spandex, and neon headbands, and haul boomboxes blasting old-school rap and hair metal, ensuring that their sprint to the finish line is a totally tubular time. But this is more than a mere footrace—contestants can take home prizes simply for completing the course in the most outrageous costume.
After the race, participants receive refreshments, finisher medals, and the warm-fuzzy feeling of knowing their ticket price benefited health initiatives and scholarships at St. Charles Community College. Winners of the 10K take home $100, and winners of the 5K take home $50.
Pick up a freshly-baked pie or tasty treat from My Son's Incredible Edibles, and sample a blissful bite (or two) from one of the top-rated bakeries in town.
You can also serve food from My Son's Incredible Edibles at your next party — the bakery offers catering.
Drivers can find parking right by the bakery, so don't forget your car keys.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, My Son's Incredible Edibles is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
You're definitely in for a real treat whenever you come into My Son's Incredible Edibles' A+ bakery.
So whether you prefer a pastry or a pie, My Son's Incredible Edibles is a bakery that has something for everyone.
A collaboration between Gold's Gym, Title Boxing Club, local cycling studio St. Louis Spinning, and cavernous climbing gym
Upper Limits, Bring the Heat poses a
challenge that demands unwavering endurance and focus. From the starting date, each participant has one month to conquer 20 visits, whether they're open workout sessions or
classes. At the end, all cards with the full 20 punches are entered into a drawing for a three-month gym membership.