WHERE WE'RE LOCATED

  Located right by UIC Pavilion
  Off Racine 294 exit
  Off Racine Blue Line stop
  Close to PilsenLittle VillageMedical DistrictDowntownGreek TownSouth LoopWest Loop

WHERE TO PARK

We've provided a map that shows all the places you can park for free indicated by the blue location markers. If necessary, we have some parking passes, but are limited.

OUR FACILITY

Here's an inside view of our space. There are mats everywhere so that you don't get injured when you're on the floor or near a wall. For sanitary reasons, please remove your shoes outside before stepping onto the mats as we don't want to bring in dirt from outside.

Once inside, place your shoes on our shoe rack. Then hang your coat and bags on our bar with hooks located underneath our custom painting. We also have a shower with soap on the wall and clean towels if you want to shower. We have one bathroom and behind the mirror there are hair ties as well as feminine hygiene products.

If you're thirsty, please try to bring a water bottle. However, if you don't have one, we have compostable cups for you to use to fill up.

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ETIQUETTE

We pride ourselves on our culture. It's one of those things that you can't buy. Here are some quick insights about the etiquette at the gym

ATTITUDE

This isn't a tournament. There is no need to break your training partners. These are training partners, not opponents. We like to make sure everyone is having fun and also very safe.

HYGIENE

Cleanliness is next to godliness. We keep a clean facility and spray down the mats each day. Please do not walk onto the mats with your shoes and if you already have a gi or other workout close, please arrive with them cleaned and not already sweat filled. Additionally, please try to keep your nails trimmed and cleaned.

TIMELINESS

If you arrive a couple minutes late, it's no problem. However, please do try to be on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to participate in class later or the next class as the instructor is already running class for those on time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?


No experience necessary. Just like learning a language, you'll do best when thrown into a situation right away. We will pair you with someone more experienced so you can learn from a higher belt and this gives our higher belt the opportunity to coach- a very Montessori approach to jiu jitsu. You won't be required to spar, but you're welcome to it and we will again pair you with an advanced member to ensure no one gets injured.




WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?


We have two types of jiu-jitsu classes: those with a uniform (gi), and those without (no-gi). We do both. Our noon and evening jiu-jitsu classes are taught in the gi. If you don't own one, we have loaner gis for you to borrow. Tuesday evenings are both gi/no-gi and Saturday mornings are no-gi.

This is our typical class structure:
| 15 minutes of warm-ups
| 15 minutes of drilling technique 1
| 15 minutes of drilling technique 2
| 15 minutes of "line drills" where you practice a position against eachother.
​| 20 minutes of 5 minute sparring rounds




WHAT'S THE VIBE?


Very chill. We are a no-ego gym. If you have uniforms of a different color or with patches from different gyms, we don't care. Just get in here to train.




WHEN ARE CLASSES?


We have morning, noon, early evening and late evening jiu-jitsu classes. See our schedule!




ARE CLASSES SPORT OR SELF-DEFENSE ORIENTED?


While we primarily focus on the sport aspect of jiu-jitsu, what you learn in class is very applicable to real life situations. Here's a full article we've written to help you better understand our philosophy of street and sport jiu-jitsu.




HOW DO I GET STARTED?


All you need to do is sign an online waiver. No need to schedule any classes or contact us. Just come in and sign your name on the iPad after signing our online waiver from your phone or personal computer.





MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

NICK CIMM

EDSON GARCIA

DANNY MEDELL

JOHN LE

CAT CARRIO

JOE FONTELERA

DAN BRUMBACH

NIC STEINBERG

DERRICK GELLANGARIN

JOHN WELCH

ROLANDO FRANCO

MAC CHANPRUNG

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No annual contracts. 

No hidden fees.

FUNDAMENTALS

CLASSES

$10 PER CLASS

ADULT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

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  Looking to learn and get fit
  Instruction and sparring

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