Chicago’s North Side Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Learn, Live and Breathe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Come and experience training like never before. Whether your goal is fitness, self-defense or train for competition, our world-class teachers will help you get there.

Why Jiu Jitsu?

Full Body Workout

One of the greatest benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the improvement on your overall fitness without you realizing it. Constant drilling sessions and sparring will certainly have an effect on your mind and body.

Self Defense

Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense where the smaller and less athletic individual can defend themselves against larger and stronger opponents. It relies on efficient techniques that are practiced in live sparring situations that are closer to simulating a one-on-one situation


The combination of training, getting fitter, learning something new, meeting new people, testing your comfort zone, and learning to deal with stress are all parts of a recipe for building your self-confidence.

What Northside Offers

Adult Fundamentals

This is our most basic adult program designed to teach the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu. If you have any doubts or fears about starting to train a martial art this is the program for you! We break down every technique step by step and personally attend to every student’s individual needs. From beginners to experienced students, these class helps you clean up the core aspects of your Jiu Jitsu, correct any bad habits, or trouble shoot your basics.

Adult Advanced

The class structure is formed around a warm-up, a lesson in technique and partner training to practice the technique from the lesson. We focus on basic conditioning, skill-building drills, movement drills, technique explanation and demonstration, situational training, and live Jiu Jitsu sparring.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the best non-violent self defense for children and teens. Help your children build character skills, discipline and stay prepared for any challenge. Our Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program helps to improve Focus, Coordination, Strength, Speed, and Flexibility while teaching your child the basics of the most effective martial art in the world.

Women’s Self Defense

In addition to empowering women through the most effective self-defense techniques, this class will also feature an exercise routine to help you acquire the tools needed for basic defense.

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