Rey Diogo Black Belt Seminar February 17th 1pm – 3pm!!!!

Three-time Brazilian National Champion and 5th degree Carlson Gracie Sr. black belt Ricardo “Rey” Diogo will be conducting a jiu-jitsu seminar on Saturday February 17th, from 1 p.m. to 3 pm, at Copa Jiu-Jitsu, 3727 N. Broadway St., in Chicago. This gi seminar is open to the public and costs $50 for online registration and $60 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of Carlson Gracie’s top fighters and instructors. Rey Diogo has been studying and training under the Carlson Gracie team since 1981, and in addition to his Brazilian National Championships, Rey has recorded wins at some of the country’s top tournaments, including the Pan-American Championship in 2005, 2009 and 2011.

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The Next Jiu-Jitsu Beginner Course Starts January 9th 2018! Only $79 for 16 Classes!

MA-BillboardThis is our acclaimed BJJ Beginner Course curriculum, available now for registration. In 16 classes over 8 weeks, you will learn the most critical concepts and techniques of the highly-effective art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from a Competition/MMA as well as a Self Defense perspective. This course is designed for those with no grappling experience, so you will all learn from the ground up. Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8-9pm.

Student registration is limited to ensure safety and quality instruction.

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Try out our Kids Jiu Jitsu Program!!! Bully Protection!! Ages 4-12

Are you worried about your kids getting bullied at school? Try out our Youth Jiu Jitsu program. Brazillian Jiu Jitsu is the ideal martial art to protect your children against bullying, get in great shape, build great friendships and allow a path for competition if they choose to compete in tournaments!
Class times:
Tuesday: 5-6pm (Gi)
Thursday: 5-6pm (No Gi)
Saturday: 11am-12pm (Gi)

1 x Week – $59/month
2 x week – $79/month
3 x week – $99/month

* Ask about our multiple child discount!!! Learn more.

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Copa Jiu Jitsu New Muay Thai Program

Are you looking to add some striking to your training??? Try our new Muay Thai program! Muay Thai is the most effective kicking/striking style available today. Muay Thai utilizes knees, elbows, feet and hands to make it the most lethal striking style in MMA or Self Defense.

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Muay Thai is included in the Jiu JItsu and Rua Defesa memberships at no added cost!

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UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar Seminar

TUF 12 FinaleFeb 1, 2014: UFC Star and Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar will be at Copa Jiu-Jitsu to share some of his favoite Octagon techniques and strategies.

Bonnar was the runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter, Season 1. His legendary match against Forrest Griffin is considered the most important fight in UFC history. Copa’s very own Mark “Mack the Knife” Daley was in his corner for the fight rematch in UFC 62.

Time: Registration: 1:00pm-1:30pm
Seminar: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Where: Quads Gym (3727 N Broadway) Street parking available

Cost: $60

Pre-registration is closed! Registration is now $60 at the door!

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Copa Wins 9 Medals at US Grappling

Copa Jiu-Jitsu performed extraordinarily at the recent tournament put on by US usg2013-1Grappling. In total, the Copa Competition Team took in 9 medals and was the 3rd highest scoring school at the tournament. Those medals were instrumental in helping the Carlson Gracie Team to First Place Team honors.

We are very proud of everyone who competed!

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Copa Jiu-Jitsu Raises $16,898 for Special Olympics

2013 Polar PlungeOn Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 20 members of the Copa Jiu-Jitsu community jumped into the icy waters of frigid Lake Michigan. The extraordinary act was the culmination of months of fundraising for the Chicago Polar Plunge, benefiting the Special Olympics charity.

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Copa Earns 15 Medals at US Grappling

usgchicagoThe Copa Jiu-Jitsu competition team had a successful day at the U.S. Grappling Chicago tournament, Jan. 26, in Oak Lawn, Ill., winning 15 medals, including four gold medals, seven silvers, and four bronzes. Several competitors won their first gold medals under the Copa Jiu-Jitsu banner, including blue belt Milos Petrovic and white belt Ian Lue. Congratulations to the fighters.

Copa Jiu-Jitsu placed 3rd of over 30 academies in total medal points, fueling Carlson Gracie Team to another First Place Team trophy!

We look forward to watching the Copa Jiu-Jitsu team at the 2013 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open on March 9!

See below for a complete listing of Copa Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Grappling winners.

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Free 2-Hour Introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Course

Get a free introduction to the exhilarating sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)! Come and see why BJJ is one of the fastest growing activities in the world today.

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitus?

  • It has been proven to be one of the most effective martial arts
  • It’s a great workout that is mentally engaging
  • Meet the supportive Copa Jiu-Jitsu team and community

This course is designed to empower adults (18+) that have no previous jiu-jitsu experience.

After this course, you will know::

  • How to turn the tables in your favor when you are attacked
  • How to subdue a larger or stronger opponent
  • Techniques to escape a bad situation

Instructor Mark “Mack the Knife” Daley holds several black belts, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, and Hapkido. He has trained Secret Service, Special Forces, and Chicago Police Department personnel. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from him today!

This is a one-time event and space IS limited to 30 people. RSVP on our Facebook event or email to reserve your spot today.

See you on the mat!

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60-Day BJJ Weight Loss Challenge – Trip’s Week 3 Blog: The Mental Game

Copa Jiu-Jitsu provides a one-of-a-kind blend of physical conditioning and practical self-defense in a supportive and fun environment. One student chose to document his experience with our methodology over 60 days to see how quickly our system produces results. These are his unedited journal entries.

Week 3

Weight: 243 lbs

So, the weight loss slowed a bit this week. I only lost 1 pound. The diet didn’t change, but the workouts were a little lighter this week than normal (I was able to do 3 classes, but I wasn’t able to do Wednesday night, and the school was closed Saturday for the US Grappling Tournament, at which Team Mack the Knife had a great showing: 15 medals total).

As promised last week, I’ll touch on the mental aspect of not only training jiu-jitsu, but the overall lifestyle change (diet, sleep, etc.).

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