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  • Independence Day Hours

    All Kids Classes will be cancelled on Monday, July 4th. Adults Classes will be held from 12-1pm. There will be a barbecue after - please bring your own food! Thank you and Happy Holiday from Rio Jiu Jitsu! ....

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  • Memorial Day Hours

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all Kids classes are cancelled on Monday 5/30. We will see you all Tuesday! Thank you! ....

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  • Thanksgiving Hours

    We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday 11/27/15 at 6:30pm for Open Mat. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! ....

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  • Kids Martial Arts in Chicago - Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy - New Rigan Machado No Gi Seminar

    New Rigan Machado No Gi Seminar

    Rio Jiu Jitsu is hosting the Rigan Machado No Gi Seminar! The event is on 12/5/15 at 1:00pm. Reserve your spot now! $65 online before the event and $100 at the door! We hope to see you there! ....

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  • Check out our latest video


    Rio Jiu Jitsu Chicago Around the World Drill Pete The Greek
    Check Out this Awesome Drill at My Brand New Gym in Chicago. Our Drill Video got Over 50,000 VIEWS IN 3 DAYS !!!!!! This video is guaranteed to help anyone at any level pass the guard !!!!!! ....

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  • Rio Jiu Jitsu Academy Facility

    RIO Jiu Jitsu Academy has come a long way from its humble roots in 2007. The Academy originally operated out of an 800 square foot facility with a little mat space, a desk, a small locker room and lots of blood, sweat and tears. Over the last 7 years, we have trained hundreds of students, many of whom were visiting Chicago and needed a great place to train. On any given day, one may see a well known competitor in both Jiu Jitsu and MMA at RIO Jiu Jitsu. These athletes can choose to train anywhere while visiting Chicago, but they choose RIO Jiu Jitsu Academy. People did not go out of their way to train at the original facility for its amenities; they came because of our head instructor ....

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  • Our Philosophy

    Our Approach to Jiu Jitsu
    -At RIO Jiu Jitsu we strive to emphasize the importance of constantly improving of the position of your body relative to the position of your opponent's body. We believe that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not a passive martial art. The Jiu JItsu fighter should not wait until his opponent makes a mistake before applying a submission hold. At RIO Jiu Jitsu, we take an active approach to training. By out maneuvering your opponent positionally, you force your opponent to make mistakes. This makes your opponent vulnerable giving you the ability to control the pace. Personal Growth
    When students begin to understand the rules and goals of Jiu Jitsu, they will begin to develop ....

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