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History of Jiu-Jitsu


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is synonymous with honor, tradition, and dedication – the values that the team at continues to uphold. The history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very important to our coaches.

Carlos Gracie was a third-generation descendant of a Scottish immigrant. Carlos learned his initial teachings from Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese judōka and prizefighter in no holds barred competitions. In 1925, Carlos opened the first Gracie jiu-jitsu (as it became commonly spelled) academy in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He later taught his brothers and children the new technique he developed.

After Carlos retired, his younger brother, Hélio, took it upon himself to defend the Gracie name, further crafting the technique to fit his small stature. Hélio reigned supreme, reportedly only losing two fights in his career, including one to Valdemar Santana which lasted three hours and 45 minutes.

In 1993, Rorion Gracie, the oldest son of Hélio Gracie, helped launch the UFC. Driven by the success of the UFC, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has experienced great growth in the last ten years.

At Chicago MMA Training, we continue the winning tradition, we have coaches with who has spent nearly 15 years as a student. Our BJJ coaches are First Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt. Through their instruction, as well as the other world-class coaches, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legacy continues to live on and add new members to its family.


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