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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LPforShort, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. LPforShort White Belt

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    So i'm not sure where to post this, but i would figure i should start here and see where it goes. I'm going to be moving back to Illinois later this year and I'm trying to find a good training site. Currently I'm training in SoCal, and I would like to continue my training back home. I'm having very little luck with recomendations. I'm looking for somewhere in the Chicagoland area, I haven't decided on a town yet, but i'm willing to travel for a great gym. Any help would be appreciated.
    (Training centers with websites are a plus)
     
  2. Travis Trayer Amateur Fighter

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    Gracie Barra in Chicago is pretty good. I've competed against some of their guys and they are the goods. I think there was a very similar thread to this last week. Try searching the forums.

    Also, Google works wonders for the internet as well.
    #1 in Chicago for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
     
  3. rbun Brown Belt

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  4. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    There have been soooo many chicago jiu jitsu threads done. The consensus seems to be depending on what part of the city you live on.

    North Side: New Breed, Curran, Flo/Brasa
    City: Valko, Gracie, Rio
    West side: Jeff Neal
    Southside: Torres, Gilbert Grappling

    Overall I'd say that Torres is the best and then New Breed and Curran. But clearly I'm biased.
     
  5. rbun Brown Belt

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    Jeff Curran's place is too far to be considered in Chicago land area. Also, I put Jeff Neal in West Side of the Chicago land area and include Gilbert Grappling to the South and FLO in the North.
     
  6. MagicWand Purple Belt

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    New Breed Chicago


    we just won the most recent NAGA, its our third NAGA team title. we've also had several pan am champs/medalists. our website has a few team highlights on it if you want to see our jiu jitsu in action, here's one of them


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  7. BJJK1 Green Belt

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    are you looking for just BJJ/Grappling, or MMA?

    Check out Pandagrappling.com

    Mondays and Wednesdays we do grappling, tuesdays and thursdays we do MMA
     

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