We are ready to roll out the Safety first?? 3 phase plan of the #gbchicagoland & #gbillinois.

Take a moment to read all the guidelines of our plan created by @graciebarra and revised and approved by health area professionals.

If you not comfortable returning to your gb home school just yet no problem ! We will continue to offer :

  • Virtual group lessons for kids and adults
  • Virtual Private lessons
  • Virtual Regional Seminars
  • Virtual weekly functional training(BarraFit Combat)

Pre book your live lesson here :



If your child is participating in our GBDG movie night, please buy your tickets online as soon as possible at

***We only have a few confirmned participants so far and tickets are selling out fast***

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Location: Classic Cinemas Ogden 6
Address: 1227 E Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL 60563
Movie: Maleficent 2
Showtime: 7:00pm

You may contact Coach I-Yung for more information

?️Please Spread the Word?️


Now that the storm of awesomeness of the @gbexperience winter camp 2020 has passed I can talk a little bit about the surprise that prof @draculinojj set up for the last day of camp. After talking to Master Carlos Gracie Jr, following his endorsement and blessing prof @draculinojj one of the GB strong pillars and heroes wrapped the 5th degree on my Black belt.
This 5th degree came after over 27 years of @graciebarra from which 19 years serving my GB family as a black belt.
This surprise totally@caught me off guard. Many of my students and best friends were there with their families, including my kids Akemi and Kenzo who are part of the continuation of Master Carlos’ dream and legacy.
I would like to thank Master Carlos for this great honor and prof @draculinojj for taking the initiative making this possible. This 5th degree doesn’t come close to the contributions you poured into the GB family but the reassurance of my service to our community and cause. Obrigado Mestre Carlos, obrigado prof @draculinojj, obrigado Gracie Barra e obrigado a todos que acreditam em meu trabalho.
~Carlos Lemos Jr.


Gracie Barra Downers Grove serving Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, and surrounding communities

For a free trial lesson call us at : (630) 964-1414


GB Downers Grove Outdoor Belt Grading, Seminar & Food Drive featuring GB Regional Director for the state of Illinois & 4th degree black belt, Professor Marcos Barros ?

Come join us for a day of learning, camaraderie & giving back to the community.

September 19, 11am-1:30pm

Whitlock Park
4000 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove, IL

Special rate of $45 cash plus a minimum of two non-perishable food items to be donated to food pantries in the DuPage County area.

(Please put your payment in an envelope with your full name written on it & put it the drop box at GB Downers Grove).

• Bring your own mat
• Practice social distancing
• Training Buddy System
• Bring your masks and sanitizers




Call or text us at 309-533-8339 for any questions or suggestions





? Don’t miss the biggest event of the year! ?

GB Chicagoland 2021 End of the Year Party, Seminar & Belt Grading Ceremony

Hosted by Professors Carlos Lemos Jr.,
Marcos Barros and Cristiano Ribeiro

Featuring special international guest Professor Salvatore Pace
all the way from Gracie Barra Bath in the UK

Saturday 12/11 3PM-10PM
at the Megaplex Sports Center in Homer Glen, IL

Book your spot now!
For members: https://www.cognitoforms.com/GracieBarra/EndOfYearCelebration12112021

For friends & family: https://www.cognitoforms.com/GracieBarra/EndOfYearCelebrationnonmembers12112021

? gbdownersgrove.com
? (630) 964-1414

#gbillnois #jiujitsuforeveryone
#gbchIcagoland #graciebarra
#antibullying #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #martialartsforkids #womensselfdefense #selfdefense #downersgrove #naperville


Our next GB Chicagoland Training Day for Kids is this Friday
02/28 at 6:15 PM at
Gracie Barra Downers Grove.
Minimum donation of $20 goes towards the GB Chicagoland Ambassadors Program.
Help get your kids ready for the competition season. See you there!
Please note that we will have a shortened Study Hall, 5:30-6:15 PM due to this event.
Talk to one of our staff members if you have any questions.

Gracie Barra Downers Grove serving Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, and surrounding communities

For a free trial lesson call us at : (630) 964-1414


Gracie Barra ?

AGF Chicago 2019

?1st Place Kids Gi
?1st Place Kids No Gi
?2nd Place Adults Gi ?2nd Place Overall

Congratulations to all @graciebarra Chicagoland athletes for keeping the legacy alive and for defending the red shield!

Uh é Gracie Barra Aha Uhu… Uh é Gracie Barra Aha Uhu…! ♫


Gracie Barra Downers Grove serving Downers Grove, Naperville, Hinsdale, and surrounding communities

For a free trial lesson call us at : (630) 964-1414


??????Congratulations Prof. Carlos Lemos Jr. We are very proud of you!

REPOST FROM @carloslemosjrgb:
“ – 2004 start of @graciebarra Sweden , on my way to Scandinavia prof @braulioestima called me with an opportunity to visit Cheltenham UK that was a group looking for an instructor. After a 6 months stay in Sweden ?? and the successful implementation of The first network of GB schools in Scandinavia I went back to the U.K enrolled in college and started to work in the southwest England. .
– 2005 the percursor of @graciebarrabristol ?? in that region. In 2006 I moved up north while still working with my brothers and sisters down in the Southwest. – 2006 I helped to establish the first network of GB schools in Finland ??.
– 2007 prof Salvo opened @gracie_barra_bath_ .
– 2009 I moved back to America ?? after Kenzo was born and although my life was based in the US I kept continuing the strong leadership planted in EU.
– 2019 after almost 16 years of service to @gracie_barra_europe I was nominated by my three brothers @victorestimagb , @braulioestima and @salvobjj . That was a flattering surprise the consolidation of an incredible journey that I couldn’t have done without you. Thank you the pioneers who believed the dream to have a solid team in the whole of Europe the biggest and best team of all times.?.
Our success could not be possible without the help of @therealnicoboyish , @blackb31t , @salvobjj , @jukkalemola , @danijelbrajcic , @gbfighter , @graciebarrastreet , @graciebarrafrome , @gracie_barra_marlborough , @pats_nemisis (GB Swindon) , @graciebarrayeovil , @graciebarrayate , @gracie_barra_bath_ , GB West Super-mare (@kieran_southall @roystonsouthall ) GB Trowbridge (@alex.tweedie.1 ) & @rikswaine (GB Cardiff) @graciebarrabjj.lidkoping , @graciebarragothenburg , @gbbelgrade and @gbkouvola . Really this is not my award but the award of this amazing thing we all created together in various parts of Europe. A Huge thanks to Victor and Bráulio E @cmaiagb @lagartobjj @gracie_barra_hastings Niclas Peter.B Jukka L Asif Danijel Rich W @pats_nemisis @abustorff and a very special thanks to my brother @salvobjj. We did it brother ??‍♂️”


Gracie Barra Downers Grove serving Downers Grove, Naperville, Hinsdale, and surrounding communities

For a free trial lesson call us at : (630) 964-1414


*UPDATE* This event is sold out. If you are interested, please put your name on the waiting list sheet located at the Pro Shop counter at GB Downers Grove.

?Mark you calendars
Sunday December 15, 2019

?GB Chicagoland End of the Year Seminar & Belt Grading Ceremony

⭐Join us for the biggest celebration of the year!⭐

Seminar & Belt Grading Ceremony featuring Professor Salvatore Pace from Gracie Barra Bath along with GB Chicagoland’s top instructors lead by Professors Carlos Lemos Jr, Marcos Barros, Pedro Tello, Jamil Fakhoury, Sensein Ron Poholik and more.
The event takes place at
?️Gracie Barra Libertyville
13960 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
1:30-4:30 PM .
Followed by our annual ?️GB Chicagoland End of the Year Holiday Dinner Party at
?Dave & Buster’s?
424 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
5:30-8:30 PM

Bring your friends and family ?‍?‍?‍? Celebrate another year or excellence and brotherhood.

Ask one of our staff members for more information.


Gracie Barra Downers Grove serving Downers Grove, Naperville, Hinsdale, and surrounding communities

For a free trial lesson call us at : (630) 964-1414