At North Side Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we believe that Jiu Jitsu mimics life. And just like the real world, BJJ isn’t easy. While it can certainly be exciting, fulfilling, and fun, those rewards don’t come without a test. We’ll be honest with you – most of the time, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is challenging, discouraging, and daunting. After all, you have to learn how to walk before you learn how to run…and you have to learn how to crawl before you learn how to walk!
However, with every great hardship comes even greater growth. When you train at North Side BJJ, you will develop the desire to keep going no matter what. And when you finally achieve your goal, every drop of sweat, ache, and sore muscle will be worth it.Contact Us
Martial Arts Instructors
Here at North Side BJJ, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in the Jiu Jitsu industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Best place to train. No ego on the mats. Nobody is judged. People from all types of backgrounds. Friendly and chill environment. People look intimidating, but they're actually some of the friendliest people. Go at your own pace. Mix of strong competitors, hobbyists, and people who just want to get fit.
Signed my son up. He's learning quickly from the excellent & patient coaches! Highly recommend it! Coach Branko teaches high level skills & discipline while having fun.
When technicality and professionalism is at its best. Professor Branko is one of the best technically sound teachers. Attention to detail is a speciality that he takes above and beyond. From kids to adults, you won't find a better suited gym for you. Highly recommended.
Northside Jiu Jitsu is a remarkable place to learn and train Jiu jitsu! The hospitality here at Northside is so welcoming and worthy. If you live anywhere near the north side of Chicago this place is a great choice to train at! Thank you Branko for letting visitors come and train at your gym! Oss!
Many thanks to Branko, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, for conducting these classes, especially for kids. Ever since our son started attending the classes his confidence grew and now he's much more comfortable around the other kids in the neighborhood and most importantly around older and bigger kids in school. The change is remarkable and we attribute this to the way Barnko interacts with his students and his teaching methods. Thank you.
Friendly environment and clean gym. Branko and his team are great instructors and keep classes/warm ups interesting. Happy to have found a great place to train Jiu Jitsu in Chicago.