New Brazilian Jiujitsu Blue belts!!!!

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Congratulations to (from left to right) Trent Martin, Aaron Reich, and Bryan Myers on earning their Blue belts in BJJ! These guys have worked very hard and have showed in the Gym and in competition that they definitely deserve this promotion!

“Noon” Class, Working hard!

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The 11:30 a.m. Fundamentals classes have been fantastic lately. Great Attendance and everyone is working hard! What are you waiting for, get in here!

New Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) Blue belt, Jim Turk

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Congrats to Jim Turk, who received his Blue belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu this weekend! Jim is Legally Blind, ye that has not stopped him one bit from learning the techniques. His blue belt test was nearly flawless!

Closed for Memorial Day

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Don’t forget we are closed for Memorial Day, Monday May 27th 2014 all day. All other days will remain normal during the holiday weekend! Thanks!

Sonya wins Backyard meet, benches 225lbs

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12 Medals at NAGA 2014

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Congrats to all the guys who competed at NAGA this past weekend. 12 medals total on the day! 7 Gold, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze. Nice job guys

Competitors were:
Nick Lauer
Jason Schmidt
John Peterson
Mike Rakauskas
Eddie Flick
Trent Martin
Drian Hays
Nikola Dibetic

Congrats to everyone for all their hard work and success!

George Kennedy, New Brazilian Jiujitsu Blue Belt

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Congrats to George Kennedy, our newest Brazilian Jiujitsu Blue belt. Nice work, George!

A New Level 1 Kali Student!!!

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Congrats to Miette Alvarez, our newest certified level one Kali student! Nice Job, Miette!!!!!

Ed “Fast Eddie” Flick gets the Gold!!!….And a new belt!

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Congratulations to Eddie for his domination of the Featherweight White belt division at the IBJJF Chicago Open this weekend. Ed showed relentless tenacity and superior skill as he tore through the division, dominating every match. Then, Eddie was surprised on the podium once more, receiving his blue belt just after his gold medal! Eddie has worked very hard for all of this and it is well deserved! Way to go Eddie!

IBJJF Chicago Open Results

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Tournament Results from IBJJF Chicago Open.

We are back from the toughest tournament the Midwest has to offer. As always, the competition was fierce and we all worked very hard to prepare ourselves. Once again, we proved that hard work does pay off!

Marla Fish -1st Place Women’s Purple belt heavyweight
Ed “Fast Eddie” Flick-1st Place Men’s White belt Featherweight
Kennan Crothers- 1st place Men’s Master 2 Blue belt NO GI
Declan James- 2nd place Men’s Master 2 Purple belt Middleweight
Mike Rakauskas- 2nd Place Men’s blue belt lightweight
Andy Normington – 2nd Place Men’s Master Blue belt Heavyweight
John Romary -3rd Place Men’s Master Purple belt No GI
Aaron Reich -3rd Place Men’s Master White belt Lightweight

EVERYONE that competed looked great, even if they didn’t medal. We can’t always win, but when we don’t, we learn! We saw dramatic improvements in everyone since the fall tournament which just shows we are moving in the right direction!