Archive for March, 2012

Copa Jiu-Jitsu Takes its Annual Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics

Anyone up for a dip in Lake Michigan this fine March morning?  Copa Jiu-Jitsu jumped headfirst into the freezing water for the third year running.  Carlson Gracie BJJ – Team “Mack the Knife” raised $8,630 as a team to support the <a href=””>Special Olympics</a> in the 2012 Chicago Polar Plunge event. Congratulations to all 18 of our brave plungers and hearty thanks to the donors who made the event a success!  See you next year!

Check out some priceless footage of our plunge:


Carlson Gracie Takes Second Place at 2012 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open!

2012 Chicago Winter Open

Carlson Gracie Team showed well on March 3 at the prestigious International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Chicago Winter Open tournament.  Our team took home 15 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals.  Congratulations to all who competed!

Check out the complete results from the tournament!