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Why Join Carlson Gracie JiuJitsu Headquarters?

-We have the most knowledgable and skilled instructors

-Our self-defense system is the best. Carlson Gracie Jr trains multiple police departments and military branches. Our techniques have been passed down from generation to generation and is shared with us by Carlson Gracie Jr. himself

-We produce countless champions (including UFC champions)

-We have a long history of martial arts experience that dates back multiple generations

-We train hard which is evidenced by our long list of awards 

We have a state of the art facility with brand new equipment. This is a 9,000sq ft environment which is safe for learning JiuJitsu. We are at the heart of Chicago, a few steps from public transportation. 

Our instructors have a combined experience of over 200 years of JiuJitsu practice and teaching, directly from the source, Carlson Gracie Jr himself.

All our instructors follow a proven methodlogy which is adapted to the students to make sure that they reach their full potential. We have students as young as 5 and as grown up as 65.

Why Brazilian JiuJitsu?

-Learn Self-Defense

-Become healthier and fitter

-Accessible to all ages and genders

-You can choose to compete or train only

All Are Welcome

We want to break down the assumption that new students need to be athletes before joining. We have students of all levels and our curriculum is accessible to everyone.

Stop by for a free class!



2778 N. Milwaukee Ave

Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60647


There is plenty of street parking on Milwaukee and Diversey. The parking on Diversey Ave is free.

Public Transportation

We are 2 blocks from the Blue Line Logan Square Spaulding stop and the Milwaukee/ Diversey bus stop on the 76 and 56