What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

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.

There are many reasons people train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Which one will you choose?
Fitness - its a different kind of workout
Self defense
Develop the mind and body
Improve confidence
Stress relief
Learn hard work and to be kind, humble, patient, empathetic, and nurturing
Learn how to deal with failure
Meet new people

These lessons apply to all aspects of your life.

Free Trial Class

Take a look at the schedule

Decide what class is right for you.  Kids start at 6 years old and to about 125 lbs.  Some exceptions are made on age and size.  Call or text with questions.

Arrive 15 minutes before class and sign a waiver.  Anyone under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign a waiver AT Tutaj BJJ.

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

Tight fitting clothing is recommended for the self defense class.

Stop by for a free trial class today.

Call 708-689-9680 or email tutajbjj@gmail.com for any question.


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:
- 20 years of experience
- 308 competition matches
- 29 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.

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