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IBBJF Chicago Spring Open Gracie Barra Results and photo session!

This weekend was graced by another outstanding performance of the GRACIE BARRA family!

Our GB Warriors won several titles,for the “Red Shield” including Professor Kaliffa Oliveira who kept the Black Belt Open title in our house for one more season,this title was previously won by Professors Gustavo Pires, Philipe Delamonica and Flavio Almeida.

This year the GB Illinois team lead by the Professors Lemos, both of the Barros brothers, Buckels and Costa counted with a multitude of supporters among its students from the Midwest and also with the reinforcements on the mats of Inacio Neto and Prof. AJ Agazarm as well as outside the mats of Professor Niclas Gustavsson who traveled al the way from Sweden to support our team in the Midwest.

It’s important to highlight the amazing performance of the Chicagolanders GB Professors Costa and Carlos Lemos Jr who both won their respective divisions in high fashion.

By the way, on this Wednesday  April 2nd at 7:00 Pm if you participated on the tournament as a competitor or a supporter of the team you are invited to come and take part on our traditional Medals and Trophy picture session, This picture will be used by our marketing crew on the next GB Downers advertise banners !


Chicago Open, Obese kids, Gracie Barra,Martial Arts,Gracie Jiu Jitsu, Karate for Kids, Martial Arts for Kids, Martial Arts in Downers Grove, Martial Arts in Naperville,Martial arts in Hinsdale,Martial Arts in Oakbrook, Karate school, KarateGB Downers was well represented by : Professor Carlos Lemos Jr (Black Belt Division)

Coach Pedro Tello (Blue Belt No Gi Division)

Mike Hagl ( Purple Belt Divison)

Jamil Salim Fakhoury ( Purple Belt Division)

Donny Angiello ( Blue Belt Divison)

Mike Gould ( Blue Belt Division)

Kiea Houeston (Blue Belt Division)

Jake Bloom ( White Belt Divison)

We would like to congratulate all of our competitors for their bravery, tenacity and skill.


We would like also to congratulate several others who were behind and ahead of us to make another more title possible!

Don’t miss the picture session on this Wednesday!

Many Thanks GB Downers!



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