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Dear members of Gracie Barra Downers,

We all have been through tremendous changes these past few months due to the current pandemic, and we are grateful to be sailing through this storm with every one of you!

As you know, the admin and instructor team work hard on paying attention to the latest guidance from the GB headquarters as well as recommendations from the leading health and safety organizations. Our goal is to help all of us continue enjoying what we love in the safest and most hygienic approach possible. We recognize that it’s important to ensure your confidence in knowing that we not only safeguard you but also with your family’s health in mind.

While most of you started settling down to your own training schedule with familiar partners, we plan to start implementing the buddy system on Monday, August 10th. This safety measure aims to keep you with regular training partners in a small group of up to 4 people, to minimize your exposure to other circles. You have the freedom to train with any and all of the members within your small group during class time and helps you to always have a training partner on the mats.

Here is what we need from you:

Check-in with those who you have been training with the past few weeks agree to form a group of 2 to 4, then submit the name(s) to the admin team at 309-533-8339 (text only) before your next training day.

A few reminders: Please be sure to communicate with ALL of your group members to ensure everyone is on board forming the group before submitting the names. Once a group is locked in and finalized, we will not swap members with other groups unless if it’s deemed necessary by your head instructors. If you cannot find a group, the instructors can make suggestions based on who you have been training with, or who else has a similar training schedule that’s also seeking to add members to his/her group. Please note that groups are not finalized until reviewed by the instructors, and they may reach out to recommend changes based on safety and other considerations.

Please text us at 309-533-8339 if you have questions. We look forward to starting this new initiative with your support.

GB Downers Grove Team


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🔺️Are you ready to take your Jiu Jitsu to the next level? Join the GB Downers Grove No-gi class!

In No-gi, you will:

✔Learn to use different grips when the collar, sleeves and pant legs are not available.

✔Adapt your BJJ to use non-kimono grips like under and over hooks, collar ties and wrist controls.

✔Gain a new understanding of the “handles” on the human body and how to control an opponent.

✔Have a lot of fun!😁

🔺️GB Adults/Juniors Evening No-gi Class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
7:00 PM at Gracie Barra Downers Grove

Book your spot now!💻
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https://gbdownersgrove.simplybook.me/v2/#book

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🔺️Week 2 of our GB curriculum🔺️

▪️Headlocks
▪️Hip/Hand Throws
▪️Side Mount

Let’s have a great week of training GB style! 👊🏼

#GracieBarra #JiuJitsuForEveryone #KeepingTheLegacyAlive #EquipeGB
#summercamp #GracieBarra
#strongertogether
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Repost from @graciebarra

“I teach my students to repeat the moves to exhaustion, until it enters their subconscious and they therefore can apply them automatically, without thinking. Later on, once the combat situations have become complex I try and stimulate them to be creative.” 📸 Master Carlos Gracie Jr. in action.

#GracieBarra #carlosgraciejr #KeepingTheLegacyAlive #JiuJitsuForEveryone #jiujitsu

upportyourlocalgbschool
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Pave the way for future generations. 🔺️
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#GBchicagoland Kids’ Summer Camp
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Week 4 starts next Monday. Book your kids now!
🤳👉(309) 533- 8339
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@graciebarra
#GracieBarra #JiuJitsuForEveryone #KeepingTheLegacyAlive #EquipeGB
#summercamp #GracieBarra
#strongertogether
#strongteam
#JiuJitsuForEveryone
#supportyourlocalgbschool
#martialartschicagoland
#downersgrove
#oakbrook
#naperville
#hinsdale
#wheaton
#glenellyn
#lisle
#martialartsforkids @ Gracie Barra Downers Grove
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🔺️GB Chicagoland Summer Camp Week 3, day 1 highlights 🤙🏼
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We still have a few spots available join us by texting (309) 533- 8339
Sign up for week 4 today!
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Dear Parents,
The summer break is here, and we would like to invite all little champions of Chicagoland to develop VALUABLE AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS that no other summer camps can offer. Gracie Barra Downers Grove Summer will teach the kids self defense, competitive Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and functional workout in a safe environment, with fun activities on top!

The Gracie Barra Chicagoland Summer Camp follows all safety protocols designed in accordance with Gracie Barra Safety Protocols 🛡🔺, respecting all the CDC and State protocols for reopening after-school programs and day camps.

📌Location: Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu (152 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL, 60515) 📆Period: From June 22th to August 20th, Monday through Thursday.
⏰Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 🥋Participants: GB members and non-members age 6-13 yr old. No prior experience required. All participants must be fully Gracie Barra uniformed.
Sign up today! admin@gbdownersgrove.com .
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#summercamp #GracieBarra

#gbchicagoland
#strongertogether
#strongteam
#graciebarra
#jiujitsuforeveryone
#gbchicagoland
#strongertogether
#supportyourlocalgbschool
#martialartschicagoland
#downersgrove
#oakbrook
#naperville
#hinsdale
#wheaton
#glenellyn
#lisle
Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/314582258624855/posts/3124983770918009/


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GB³ PROGRAM
The Gracie Barra Black Belt Program is the last stage in GB’s adult program structure. While it does represent the student’s arrival at the ultimate level of training in our school, it also represents a new beginning.

Gracie Barra Downers Grove


#bjj #muaythai #kickboxing #mma
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🔺🔺Phase 4 of our #gbchicagoland & #gbillnois safety first is here! 🛡🔺.

⚠️Please take time to learn the new schedule⚠️
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https://linktr.ee/gbchicagolandandillinois

The main difference:
✔The GB lunchtime all-levels class and the evening GB2 Advanced Adults/Juniors class are both extented to 1 hour including 20 mins of live training (sparring)
✔Study hall is back!
Friday 6-6:50PM
Saturday 11-11:50AM and then 12-12:50PM

As in phases 2 & 3:
– Book your spot in advance online at
https://gbdownersgrove.simplybook.me/v2/
– Pick your training partner for the day
– Masks are optional during training required only upon entering and leaving the facility

See you on the mats!

#strongertogether
#strongteam
#graciebarra
#jiujitsuforeveryone
#gbchicagoland
#strongertogether
#supportyourlocalgbschool
#martialartschicagoland
#downersgrove
#oakbrook
#naperville
#hinsdale
#wheaton
#glenellyn
#lisle
Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/GracieBarraDownersGrove/photos/a.339559482793799/3120523074697412/?type=3


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We promote a holistic perspective to Jiu-Jitsu, including physical and mental wellness.
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All GB Schools are supervised by a Gracie Barra certified instructors, supporting students and helping each one them to achieve their potential through challenging training programs. Let’s start an Awesome week of training.
For more information on in person and also virtual classes please contact us at : (630) 964-1414 or visit our website at www.gbdownersgrove.com

Today’s schedule :⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
12pm GB All Levels
5pm GB Kids
6pm GB1 ( Fundamentals and Teens )
7pm GB 2 ( Advanced) .

#graciebarra
#jiujitsuforeveryone
#gbchicagoland
#hardtobeatimpossibletobreak
#strongertogether
#supportyourlocalgbschool
#martialartschicagoland
#kidsmartialarts
#downersgrove
#oakbrook
#naperville
#hinsdale
#wheaton
#glenellyn
#lisle
Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/GracieBarraDownersGrove/photos/a.339559482793799/3119542604795459/?type=3