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Just purchase your uniform and jump into an incredible summer!

We did it! Thank you for helping us earn the top spot in the Academy Overall Awards at the Compnet Chicago Summer Championship on June 11th.

1st Place: GB Downers Grove
2nd Place: GB Springfield
3rd Place: GB New Lenox

Congratulations to everyone who competed and to the Compnet Illinois team for putting together an incredible, memorable tournament experience.

We cannot wait to do it again!

*Offer available to first time students only


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We are excited to annouce this year’s GB Downers Grove & GB East Naperville Summer Competition Training Camp for Kids & Teens
If your child is competing at the IBJJF Pan Kids or any other tournament this season, this camp is for you!
1st Session:
June 13th – 30th
2nd Session:
July 11th – 21st
📍Gracie Barra Downers Grove
152 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
☆Free 👕 with your registration
Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing. Enroll now!

📱 (630) 964-1414


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Registration for the Compnet Chicago Summer Championship 2022 on June 11th is now open!

Sign up now at https://compnet.smoothcomp.com/en/event/7527
☆The first 75 competitors to register will receive our special Early Bird pricing☆

What’s new?

For Kids:

  • All competitors 15 and under will receive one complimentary spectator ticket per family.
  • Kids 8 and under will compete in a round-robin format.
  • Parents will now have the option to coach his/her child for the matches.

For Adults/Masters:

  • The Absolute division is now available to all gold and silver medalists with the rank of blue belt and above.
  • The first 20 female competitors (adult and master divisions) will receive 50% off their registration.

💻 Register now and spread the word!

We cannot wait to see you there!


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To celebrate Gracie Barra’s 36th year anniversary, new members that sign up in April and May will get their first month of training for $36. In addition, they will also receive a $36 credit that they can use at the Pro Shop. Also, all existing students can use the Legacy Referral Card to refer a friend and if they sign up, the referring student will receive a complimentary four weeks or tuition.
Take advantage of this limited time offer. Refer your friends today and take part in our legacy!
📱 (630) 964-1414

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We are proud to announce that we are officially Premium Certified for 2022, the third year in a row.

We continue to uphold only the highest standards of Gracie Barra instruction and experience for our community!

Congratulations to the entire GB Downers Grove leadership team, coaching staff & members. This wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you for your continued support.


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Refer a friend your friend gets a month free (30 days) and you get a month free for every friend you bring!

In addition to that, we will have a contest for the students that bring the most number of new members to the schools (Downers or Naperville).

The prizes are:

  • 1st place ( full set GB wear premium gi, rash guard and short ) in addition to the free months per new student brought to the school;
  • 2nd place a private lesson with Professor a Carlos Lemos Jr in addition to the free months per new student brought to the school;
  • 3rd place a no-gi full set uniform GB wear rash guard and GB wear shorts.

Don’t miss out!


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📢 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

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Hundreds of competitors from GB Schools all over the state have signed up to participate in the first-ever Compnet Carlos Gracie Jr. Cup – Illinois

The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, October 30 at the Megaplex Sports Complex in Homer Glen, IL.

Registrations for the tournament closed within one week of its initial announcement with over 80 athletes representing GB Downers Grove and GB East Naperville.

Come support our athletes and the GB Illinois community.
You do not want to miss this historic event!

Visit CompNet.Link/Illinois for more information.

Both GB East Naperville and Downers Grove will be closed on Saturday due to this event.