10 of the Best Places to Learn Jiu Jitsu in Chicago

10 of the Best Places to Learn Jiu Jitsu in Chicago

Jiu Jitsu is a useful & empowering way to get fit mentally as well as physically. The gyms below specialize in the art of Jiu Jitsu training in Chicago. Why not try out a class today?

1. Chicago Jiu Jitsu Team Redzovic

Chicago’s biggest & most trusted academy for Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Members enjoy the opportunity of training at 3 locations in the city or at affiliated programs in the suburbs. Lead Instructors are certified black belt practioners in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & certified teachers. Each instructor has been through a vigorous instructors program to ensure they provide top notch instruction.

Lincoln Square
4900 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Lincoln Park
2440 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

The Loop
174 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone 773-334-5189
E-mail ChicagoJiuJitsu@gmail.com


2. ​Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu

Helping you develop into the best version of yourself & assisting you in getting past mental & physical boundaries to accomplish goals. A studio that believes in lifetime bonds, eternal memories & self-motivated growth. Carrying on Carlson Gracie Sr’s legacy of authentic BJJ, family, tough love, kindness & humility.

2778 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone 212-213-1613

5621 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60638
Phone 773-885-5700

E-mail info@carlsongraciefederation.com


3. 10th Planet Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Chicago

A non-traditional variation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, developed by Eddie Bravo. Focusing on unorthodox custom-labeled positions like the Rubber guard, Monkey Mount & the Lockdown. The main premise behind is that the art should continue to evolve, finding new ways to attack & counter.

6154 W. Higgins Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60630

Phone 312-857-4493
E-mail josh@10thplanetjjchicago.com


4. Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Striving to provide world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to all of their students. Their goal is to stay dedicated & passionate about providing an opportunity to learn & grow the art of BJJ in a safe, respectful & positive environment.

1531 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642

Phone 773-996-7281
E-mail info@andremanecobjj.com


5. Valko Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

A full fledged combat sports facility specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai & MMA. Welcoming students from all walks of life & encouraging healthy competition.

820 N Orleans
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone 773-556-8155
E-mail valkobjj@gmail.com


6. Rio Jiu Jitsu

Learn from great Martial Arts instructors who are dedicated to providing a stable, friendly environment to achieve personal goals. This is a varied & supportive community. Whether you want to compete, lose weight or meet new people, they can help you get there fast & have fun doing it.

2841 W Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Phone 773-463-8000
E-mail info@riojj.com


7. Brazil 021 School of Jiu Jitsu

Promoting health, well-being, self-confidence & mental strength in an encouraging, inspirational environment. Properly preparing clients for the challenges of life. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone & should be accessible to anyone who is interested.

1911 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Phone 866-977-7021
E-mail info@brazil021chicago.com


8. Copa Jiu Jitsu

Carrying on the teachings & training of Carlson Gracie Sr & Carlson Gracie Jr while helping build the Carlson Gracie Jr team in the Chicago area.

Quads Gym
3727 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60613

Phone 773-850-1255
E-mail mark@copabjj.com


9. Vianna Brothers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Change your life today by becoming part of their team. Whether you want to train for fun or to compete, they have a place for you.

2128 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647

Phone 773-696-0011


10. New Breed Training Center

Founded in 2004, NBTC began as a small Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team. Bringing together friends & changing the way they trained. This was an open environment where everyone had a voice & everyone could contribute. As a new team, they became one of the prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teams in the Chicagoland area & in the Midwest. Winning 3 consecutive North American Grappling Association Team titles, a Titan Grappling Championship Team title & producing individual accolades.

5647 W. Howard Ave
Niles, IL 60714

Phone 847-674-3577
E-mail info@newbreedtrainingcenter.com


If you know of another great Jiu Jitsu gym that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.


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