Next Session of the Womans Self Defense and Empowerment Course at our Plainfield Location! 4 Weeks for only $59 starting May 10th!

This 4 week course will cover the most common Self Defense scenarios that a woman may encounter and teach defenses and escapes to these attacks. It covers 8 of the most common attacks and we drill the techniques until they are effortless!

The course is held on Wednesdays from 8-9pm in our Plainfield location. This session starts on Wednesday April 12th at 8pm. The cost of the 4 sessions is only $59!

Course Dates:
Wednesday May 10th 8-9pm Lesson #1
Wednesday May 17th 8-9pm Lesson #2
Wednesday May 24th 8-9pm Lesson #3
Wednesday May 31st 8-9pm Lesson #4

The address is 12337 S Rt59 Unit 121, Plainfield Il inside the Karate for Kids location.

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The Next Jiu-Jitsu Beginner Course Starts June 6th 2017! 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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“Mequinho martial Arts” now in the suburbs! Check out our NEW Plainfield location! Get in early for our Grand Opening Pricing!!!!


Mark “Mequinho” Daley is teaching “Rua Defesa Hapkido” at Karate for Kids 12337 S. Rt 59 Unit 121 Plainfield Il. This program includes Throws, Joint Locks, Striking, Ground Fighting, Gun/Knife Defense and Street Self Defense (Rua Defesa). All Classses taught by “Mequinho”

5th Degree Black Belt Hapkido
2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
1st Degree Black Belt Japanese Jiu Jitsu

6:30-8pm – No Gi Class
8-9pm – Beginner Class

6:30-8pm – Gi Class
8-9pm – Womans Self Defense and Empowerment Course

6-7pm – No Gi Class
7-8pm – Gi Class

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Carlson Gracie Jr. Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at Copa Jiu-Jitsu! January 7th 2017, 1-3pm

We are excited to welcome Master Carlson Gracie Jr. on January 7, 2015 for a 2-hour long Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar (1pm-3pm).  This is an incredible opportunity to learn from a well-respected and highly-decorated BJJ black belt.  The seminar is open to the public, so anyone interested may attend!

Master Carlson Gracie Jr.
- 5th Degree Black Belt Brazillian Jiu Jistu
- 10x Brazillion Jiujitsu Champion
- 6x Greco Roman Champion
- Instructor to BJJ Legends Vitor Belfort, Murilo Bustamante, Wallid Ismail, Stephan Bonnar, Miguel Torres and Mario Sperry

This is a “Gi” seminar (Jiujitsu uniform) and will cover throws, submissions and self-defense techniques.
Beginners welcome!!! Open to all experience levels!!!

3727 N. Broadway (Inside Quads Gym)
Chicago,Il 60613

$50 Pre Registration (Before 1/5/17)
$60 At the door

Location: Copa Jiu-Jitsu @ Quads Gym

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Announcing the next 8 week beginner course in Plainfield! Starting Monday Jan 2, 2017! Perfect Christmas Gift!!!

Copa Jiu-Jitsu will be having an 8 week Adult Brazillian Jiu Jitsu beginner program at Karate for Kids 12337 S. Rt 59 Plainfield Il starting Monday January 2nd! $79 for 8 weeks of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu!! Give the gift of Self Defense!
Classes will be held on:

Mondays – 8-9pm

This program is designed as a Jiu Jitsu “essentials program” that teaches the most commonly used submissions, takedowns and escapes used in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. It will also cover practical street self defense techniques. This program is perfect as a stand alone program or can easily be incorporated in to another martial arts system! Contact us for more details!!!

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Rey Diogo Black Belt Seminar May 7th 10am – 12 noon!!!!

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 May 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Copa Jiu-Jitsu, 3727 N. Broadway St., in Chicago. This gi seminar is open to the public and costs $45 for online registration and $50 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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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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