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    Black Belt Promotion


    Kids Fall Special


    Tutaj Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now accepting kids as young as 6 years of age.  Receive a free gi (uniform) and a discounted monthly fee with a year contract.  There are no belt testing or initiation fees.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will help your kids get in shape and build self confidence.  Our kids jiu jitsu classes are run much like the adult classes, beginning with a brief warm up that includes basic jiu jitsu movements.  Then we learn techniques by repetition of the 12 week curriculum that the instructor has developed from his 16 years on the mat.  Class ends with situational sparring from the position practiced that week. 

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    Stop By Tutaj Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Today

    Take a look at the schedule:

    Decide what class is right for you: Kids, Fundamentals, or Advanced.

    Arrive 20 minutes before class, sign a waiver, and borrow a gi. Anyone under 18 needs to have their parent or legal guardian sign a waiver AT Tutaj BJJ.

    Bring a tight fitting tshirt or rashguard to wear under the gi. We have plenty of gis in every size for the trial class. You can also purchase new gis at Tutaj BJJ. No wrestling shoes, head gear, or cup allowed.

    It's that easy. Stop by for a free trial class today.


    Choose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Over Other Martial Arts

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a comprehensive martial art that teaches self defense against aggressors whether they are striking, kicking or wrestling. We focus on teaching BJJ grappling techniques to subdue opponents without using punches or kicks. This method empowers students to not only maximize their defensive capability against a bigger and stronger opponent but also the confidence in choosing a less violent solution. As a result, we believe that our students are better equipped both mentally and physically to handle any potential physical attack without resorting to the more violent approach of using strikes. BJJ is especially beneficial to kids and females where technique must be used to gain an advantage over larger opponents.

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    About Tutaj Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    At Tutaj Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we combine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, often called Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo into one fluid art. We teach Wrestling and Judo takedowns, and BJJ and Wrestling for groundwork. Students are then given the chance to combine everything they have learned in live training and open mats.

    Where else in Chicago can you train with a grappler who has:
    - 16 years of experience
    - 285 competition matches
    - 25 championships
    and is constantly testing moves in competitions to ensure that they will work in live situations. We have what you need to take it to the next level.

    Here are some articles written about Tutaj BJJ:

    "Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Brilliant and Counterintuitive" by John Rice (Forest Park Review)

    "What would you do to share your passion with others?" by Jillian Kreiman

    Tutaj BJJ Highlight Video

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    What is TUTAJ?

    Tutaj is my last name.  Contrary to popular belief, it isn't pronounced anywhere near how it is spelled. It is pronounced like "too tie" [too-tahy]. Also, tutaj is Polish for "here" and an example pronunciation is at the following link:

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