Expedition Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone® – Illinois

Gracie Barra is getting stronger and stronger in many different regions nation and worldwide with our regional leaders doing an outstanding job promoting Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s vision of building one strong GB School in each city of the world. This scenario demands of course a huge effort from Gracie Barra to provide local support to all of our people. With that in mind, GB is hosting through the efforts of Professors Flavio Almeida and Dave Weber, the Expedition Jiu-Jitsu For Everyone® in Illinois from August 29th to 31st.


Each day will address specific areas related to the most common challenges presented by local students, athletes, instructors and school owners. Our goal is to provide effective support for quality growth of Gracie Barra in the Midwest. The event will provide cutting edge training and information on high level Jiu-Jitsu instruction, school growth and management, as well as update all team members regarding plans and strategies for the upcoming quarter.

Gracie Barra wants to spend quality time with its people in Illinois discussing the challenges and lessons learned growing Gracie Barra and Jiu-Jitsu on each community we operate. There is a lot to be learned from each one of our instructors, school owners and staff. On our end, GB is looking for the opportunity to share on a face to face meeting the so many recent developments of our teaching methods.

08/29 Training Day:
Advanced training session for Black Belts, Brown Belts and School Staff.
Cost: Free of charge and the training session will be invite only, participating team members will be approved by the Gracie Barra staff and recommendations from Professors in the region.
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Address: Gracie Barra New Lenox located at 14623 W Edison Dr, New Lenox, IL 60451.
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08/30 Business Day:
Presentations and discussions for Black Belts, Brown Belts and School Staff.
Cost: Free of charge, and the business session will be invite only, come and share ideas with peers and gain valuable information on cutting edge topics to help you defend the Red Shield and bring Jiu-Jitsu for everyone in your community.
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Address: Gracie Barra Aurora located at 646 S Frontenac St #109, Aurora, IL 60504.
Request invitation: Here
08/31 Seminar Day:
Guard Passing Seminar with Prof Flavio Almeida & Special Guest Marcio Feitosa.
Cost: $75,00 and open to all GB students who want to learn the techniques and the philosophy
behind it.
From 10:30am to 12:30pm
Address: Gracie Barra Libertyville located at 13960 W Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048.
Tickets:  Here

We want to make sure anyone who joins leaves the conference with a feeling of time well spent looking forward to getting back to their schools excited to teach and promote Jiu Jitsu in the community. The Regional Conferences are a very important step in consolidating this mutually supportive relationship with local leaders. The Schools are already doing an outstanding job. We believe face to face meetings with our people will allow great learning and exchange of information so we can continue to develop the organization to accomplish its vision.

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