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.

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:
- 303 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.

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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