8 Week BJJ Beginner Course Starts May 6 for $79!

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. This course is designed for those with no grappling experience, so you willall learn from the ground up.

Student registration is limited to ensure safety and quality instruction.

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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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8-Week Women’s Self-Defense Course

Empower yourself or a loved one in 2014! Hundreds of women are assaulted every month in urban environments like Chicago. This course was designed to provide the techniques and concepts necessary to protect yourself in a physical confrontation.

In this course, you will learn:

  • 3 ways to avoid a confrontation before it occurs
  • Escapes from front, side, and rear attacks
  • How to escape from an attacker on the ground
  • How to use leverage and body mechanics againstan attacker of any strength

Taught by Mark Daley, 1st Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 5th Degree Black Belt Hapkido.



When: Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm
Dates: January 8th until February 28th
Cost: $79 for this 8 week course
Where: Quads Gym @ 3727 N. Broadway


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Our Holiday/New Years Package is Our Best Deal Ever

IMG_5044_adjx_2048Are you looking for a way to make 2014 the best year ever? Or, are you looking for a unique and memorable gift for that important person? Consider our Holiday Beginner Package, which includes everything one would need to get into the challenging and rewarding art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This incredible package includes:
1) 16 professionally instructed classes over 8 weeks (A $250 value)
2) 30 minutes of private 1-on-1 instruction (A $50 value)
3) A jiu-jitsu gi / training uniform and belt (A $100 value)

ONLY $99! Space is limited, so register now!
Chick HERE for details and registration!

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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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Registration Now Open for our September Beginner’s Course

$79 Beginner's Course

The fastest and most economical way to get started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 16 classes for only $79.

The next sssion begins September 4. Sign up now!

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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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60-Day BJJ Weight Loss Challenge – Trip’s Week 4 Blog: Balance

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 4- Weight: 237 lbs

tripweek4This week I’d like to discuss a topic that most people, at least those of us who aren’t professional athletes, encounter at some point in their lives when they decide to engage in some sort of diet and exercise regimen. That is, managing our day jobs, relationships, and day-to-day responsibilities while trying to stay on top of our health and/or weight-loss goals.

I think for many who train jiu-jitsu (myself included), there comes a point when we fantasize about doing nothing but devote our lives to the study of jiu-jitsu—I’ve read stories of some of the great jiu-jitsu players in Brazil who literally sleep on the mats and work in the gym for the opportunity to train and become the stars of their sport. It’s a romantic notion, but not very practical for most of us (with the exception of those who run their own schools or those who feel there is no other means to support themselves except through training and fighting).

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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 jim@copabjj.com to reserve your spot today.

See you on the mat!

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