Renzo Gracie Chicago Adult Program

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program

Adult Program Curriculum

Our classes are educational and designed to make learning self-defense, effective and exciting. By nurturing your understanding and abilities, a mindset of empowerment and confidence emerges. Once immersed in the BJJ lifestyle, your knowledge of the martial art will transcend throughout, and lead to a more fulfilling life!

Adult Fundamental Training

Our curriculum is designed to accommodate your physical abilities. Our program follows the roots and core teachings of BJJ, with an emphasis on concepts of movement where leverage neutralizes an aggressor’s power. We simulate realistic self-defense situations and provide you with the set of skills to protect yourself. We’ll guide you the entire way and set you on a course for success!

Adult Advanced Training

Once you become eligible for advanced training, you will have a greater understanding of what movements to expect and how to readily respond. At this point, you’ll be prepared to move up in the belt ranking and bring forward the set of skills that you’ve acquired. The curriculum will gradually become more challenging as well as exciting!

Students must have a minimum of 3 stripes (typically four months of experience) on their white belt in order to be eligible for Advanced Training. We recommend that students stay in Fundamentals until they reach their own personal development in preparation for Advanced Training.

Benefits of Jiu-Jitsu

Self DefenseIncreased EnergyMental AwarenessPhysical FitnessFriendshipConfidenceStress ReliefImproved SleepHealthy LifestyleSelf Improvement

Adult Program

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Renzo Gracie Chicago Testimonial


“A widely held belief among Jiu-Jitsu practitioners is that Jiu-Jitsu goes beyond fighting or self-defense; it persists off the mats and embeds itself into your everyday life. After a year and a half under Professor Christian’s tutelage, I've experienced this first hand. Professor Christian would say, "Every roll should be a study." For me, this study is as much about developing confidence as it is about developing technique. For others, this study might mean something different. Perhaps that's the most incredible thing about this academy and the art in general; people get out of it what they want or need the most.”
—Ignas G

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