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FALL TRAINING SPECIAL

3 MONTHS OF UNLIMITED CLASSES FOR $300 (FREE GLOVES AND HAND WRAPS)

For the first time in history, the two top styles that redefined martial arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Sityodtong Muay Thai, have joined forces in Chicago. Try a class today.

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Try a free class today!


FALL TRAINING SPECIAL

3 MONTHS OF UNLIMITED CLASSES FOR $300 (FREE GLOVES AND HAND WRAPS)

For the first time in history, the two top styles that redefined martial arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Sityodtong Muay Thai, have joined forces in Chicago. Try a class today.

Sign up now!

CHICAGO Mixed martial arts

Over nearly 100 years, the Gracie family has developed a grappling-based fighting system that enables a person of average size and strength to defeat a much larger, much stronger opponent. Sityodtong Muay Thai kickboxing, the art of eight limbs, was founded in 1959 and continues to produce the most world champions in the history of the sport. To develop more complete martial artists with skills in grappling and striking, Chicago MMA now offers classes in both arts.

OUR PROGRAMS

ADULT PROGRAM

Today, traditional martial arts have been replaced by Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, systems that incorporate the most effective techniques, both striking and  grappling, into one art form. Whether it's for self-defense or competition, students have the opportunity to study all aspects of martial arts. Find out more about our programs in Chicago MMA.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Chicago MMA has the city’s only High School MMA Program designed to introduce students ages 11-18 to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in a safe and fun environment. Students will learn the various disciplines of MMA while getting in shape and learning self-defense. The best part of our program is that it's free.

YOUTH PROGRAM

Martial arts teaches children about teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence. Our program is based on the Gracie System that has been developed over a century. This play-based approach to learning is designed to instill a love for the art form while teaching skills necessary to be healthy, strong, and safe

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu


Over 100 years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has evolved into the most effective martial art in the world. Passed down from Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, to the Gracie family, the art has become the foundation of modern day Mixed Martial Arts.

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu


Over 100 years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has evolved into the most effective martial art in the world. Passed down from Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, to the Gracie family, the art has become the foundation of modern day Mixed Martial Arts.

RALPH GRACIE JIU-JITSU TEAM

PROFESSORS: MISHO CEKO | TONY WILLIAMS | ALEX RAJACIC

COACHES: CHoUNG PHAM | BRIAN THIBAULT

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and submission techniques to establish dominant positioning to control an opponent and the utilization of joint locks and choke holds to submit or force an opponent to “tap out.” The underlying principles and techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) allow a person, regardless of size, to control and finish a much larger opponent through the use of technique and timing. Today, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has become the foundation of all Mixed Martial Arts.

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Sityodtong Muay Thai Kickboxing


Sityodtong Muay Thai is the biggest name in kickboxing, producing more champions than any other gym in the world. Students will develop a strong foundation in striking by focusing on the fundamentals.

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Sityodtong Muay Thai Kickboxing


Sityodtong Muay Thai is the biggest name in kickboxing, producing more champions than any other gym in the world. Students will develop a strong foundation in striking by focusing on the fundamentals.

SITYODTONG MUAY THAI TEAM

KRU MARK DELLAGROTTE

HEAD TRAINER: BRIAN GASSAWAY

Muay Thai kickboxing –“The Art of the Eight Limbs” – is widely regarded as the most effective striking art in the world. It incorporates techniques utilizing the hands, elbows, knees, and legs—hence eight limbs—in various combinations and from various angles in order to defeat an opponent. Although dating back several hundred years, modern kickboxing continues to advance in terms of types of techniques and training methods, yet maintains its deep seeded roots and ancient traditions.

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High School MMA


Chicago MMA has created the city’s only FREE High School MMA Program designed to introduce students ages 12-18 to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in a safe and fun environment. Students will learn the various disciplines of MMA while getting in shape and learning self-defense.

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High School MMA


Chicago MMA has created the city’s only FREE High School MMA Program designed to introduce students ages 12-18 to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in a safe and fun environment. Students will learn the various disciplines of MMA while getting in shape and learning self-defense.

CHICAGO MMA HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

COACHES: ANDREW BOWERS | TITO GARCIA | JOHN AGUDA | ROAN DOAN

Chicago Mixed Martial Arts launched the city’s first free MMA training program for Chicago-area students ages 12-18. Students will learn the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Each class will introduce students to new techniques and concepts and teach valuable lessons in teamwork, hard work and leadership. Our ultimate goal is to help create better people and citizens.

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Youth Martial Arts


Taught by experienced instructors, our program will introduce students to the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to inspire children to strive for excellence, not only in martial arts but also in all parts of their lives.

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Youth Martial Arts


Taught by experienced instructors, our program will introduce students to the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is to inspire children to strive for excellence, not only in martial arts but also in all parts of their lives.

CHICAGO MMA YOUTH TEAM

PROFESSORS: MISHO CEKO | ALEX RAJACIC

COACHES: LUIS MESA | ANDREW BOWERS | MARCIN ADAMCZYK | TARAH KNARESBORO | ROAN DOAN

Created by Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belts, the youth program will teach students the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Each class will introduce students to new techniques and concepts, building a foundation for a lifetime of learning and fun. Also, under the expert instruction of our highly trained staff, students will learn valuable life skills to be successful both on the mat and off. Each lesson will incorporate valuable lessons in teamwork, leadership, and excellence. In addition, students will learn street safety and bully prevention tips, tactics and strategies through our STREET SAFE program. We strive for and expect excellence from all our students. Our ultimate goal is to help create better people and citizens.

No child is ever turned away because of money. Ask about our scholarship program.

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Women's MMA Fit


Get in shape. Learn self-defense.

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Women's MMA Fit


Get in shape. Learn self-defense.

MMA FIT: Kickboxing and Self-Defense Program

Coaches: Tarah Knaresboro | Kim Mosley

MMA FIT is an innovative women's only training program that combines the most effective kickboxing and self-defense techniques with a functional training component to give you a total body workout. The program is non-contact, so you don’t have to worry about your colleagues discovering that you are training to be a superhero. This class is appropriate for women at all levels from beginner to advanced. No experience required!