The Next Jiu-Jitsu Beginner Course Starts July 19 2016! 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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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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Carlson Gracie Jr. Jiu-Jitsu Seminar at Copa Jiu-Jitsu! Dec 13th 2015, 1-3pm

We are excited to welcome Master Carlson Gracie Jr. on December 13, 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 12/13)
$60 At the door

Location: Copa Jiu-Jitsu @ Quads Gym


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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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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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