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Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone


Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Program

UFC fighter Spencer "The King" Fisher

17x UFC Veteran Spencer “The King” Fisher

The UFC fighter Spencer "The King" FisherMMA is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. The name “Gracie family” stands out as the pioneers of the MMA , and it’s disciples are among the best fighters in the world. In our school once the adult students are passed the introductory fundamentals level they have an option to join our MMA program.

Women’s Self Defense Program

Women's Self Defense ProgramWith the modernization of our world and women reaching out there for new horizons and opportunities our mothers,daughters,wives and sisters are being exposed to a wide range of unpredictable situations like never before, this can be challenging and sometimes risky.

At Gracie Barra DG we offer a tailored self defense program for women using the GRACIE BARRA SELF DEFENSE METHODS which dispenses strength,size or athleticism, our program is 100% based on leverage and balance,designed to provide the security and confidence to reach your highest achievements . Our team of instructors guarantee a class packed with fun and enjoyment in our hygienic and comfortable facility.

Muay Thai/ Kickboxing Program

Muay Thai/kickboxing is a form of martial arts originated in Thailand. The art is well diffused all over the world which consists of the use of strikes with eight “points of contact”,(fists,elbows, knees,shin and feet) as opposed to “two points” (fists) which is commonly seen in Western boxing, or “four points” (fists, feet) which is used in primarily sport-oriented forms of martial arts. Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport.

Our Muay Thai Program/Kickboxing program is lead by two of the most charismatic instructors of Chicagoland who have been teaching martial arts for several years. Our instructors Lou Tobar and Hector Vargas are black belts in traditional martial arts styles and with a wide training and teaching experience in different forms of striking such as Western Boxing, Savate and JKD. We offer classes Tuesdays and Thursdays nights and on Saturdays morning.

Whether you’re a woman or man interested in the fitness benefits of Muay Thai/Kickboxing or if you want to become an expert striker of competition level, our Muay Thai/Kickboxing team can help you meet your individual goals.

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